Moriel Rothman-Zecher

Honoree, 2018 5 Under 35

Moriel Rothman-Zecher is an American-Israeli writer, poet, and novelist. Born in Jerusalem, he graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in Arabic and political science.
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Sadness Is a White Bird

ISBN 9781501176265 Atria Books / Simon & Schuster

In this lyrical and searing debut novel written by a rising literary star and MacDowell Fellow, a young man is preparing to serve in the Israeli army while also trying to reconcile his close relationship to two Palestinian siblings with his deeply ingrained loyalties to family and country. More about this book >

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2018 5 Under 35 Panel Discussion moderated by Ben Greenman


Moriel Rothman-Zecher at the 2018 5 Under 35 Celebration

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Moriel Rothman-Zecher

Moriel Rothman-Zecher is an American-Israeli writer, poet, and novelist. Born in Jerusalem, he graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in Arabic and political science. A recipient of a 2017 MacDowell Colony Fellowship for Literature, his work has been published in The New York TimesHaaretzThe Paris Review’s Daily, The CommonElectric Literature, and elsewhere. His first novel, Sadness Is a White Bird, was published in 2018, and was long-listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. Moriel lives in Yellow Springs, Ohio with his wife, Kayla, their daughter, Nahar, and their dog, Silly Department.

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