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Rachel Kadish

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Rachel Kadishis the author of the novels From a Sealed Room and Tolstoy Lied: a Love Story, and the novella I Was Here.
Her work has been read on National Public Radio and has appeared in The New York Times,Tin House, Zoetrope, Ploughshares,The Gettysburg Review, Poets & Writers, Bomb, and elsewhere, and has been anthologized in the Pushcart Prize Anthology.
She has been a fiction fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and of the Massachusetts Cultural Council as well as a resident at the Yaddo and MacDowell colonies. She has received both the John Gardner Fiction Award and the Koret Foundations Young Writer on Jewish Themes award, and was a writer-in-residence at Stanford University.
She lives outside Boston, where she teaches in Lesley Universitys MFA program in Creative Writing. She is at work on a novel set in 17th Century London.

Genres: Literary Fiction
Rachel Kadish recommends
The Cloister (2018)
James Carroll
"I didn’t know I needed this novel until I read it. As unflinching about the Holocaust as it is about the Crusades, The Cloister is a fearless exploration of the violent foundations on which our own historical inheritance rests. And like all the best fiction, it commandeers the reader’s heart."
The Mandela Plot (2018)
Kenneth Bonert
"Propulsive, bare-boned, and riveting, The Mandela Plot shows how competing loyalties to family, truth, and history can tear a person—and a country—apart. Kenneth Bonert’s unvarnished characters are fierce and surprising—there are no seat belts on this ride."
House on Endless Waters (2020)
Emuna Elon
"An elegant, eloquent novel--a story in which time and language melt to reveal truths that could be told in no other way."

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