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)
"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)
"Propulsive, bare-boned, and riveting, The Mandela Plot shows how competing loyalties to family, truth, and history can tear a personand a countryapart. Kenneth Bonert’s unvarnished characters are fierce and surprisingthere are no seat belts on this ride."
House on Endless Waters (2020)
"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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