Nora Glickman’s writing and translation captures the experience of straddling multiple worlds, exploring Jewish communities in Latin America and Latin American communities in the US. Glickman emigrated from Argentina in 1960 and earned a PhD in comparative literature from NYU in 1978. She has published three collections of her short stories in Spanish, touching on themes of exile and cultural identity, as well as several plays, including Suburban News, which won the Jerome Theater Award in 1993, and Liturgies, a play based on the history of a Portuguese-Brazilian martyr of the Inquisition, which was performed at the I.F.T. Theater in Buenos Aires for two years. Glickman has also written several works of nonfiction focusing on the portrayal of Jews in Latin American literature, including The Jewish White Slave Trade. She has translated Yiddish literature into Spanish and Spanish works into English. In 1989 she became associate editor of Modern Jewish Studies, which publishes articles on American and Hispanic Jewish writing and criticism. In 2004 she published a critical reader, Crossing Continental Bridges: Cinematic and Literary Representations of Spanish and Latin American Themes. As of 2014, she teaches Latin American literature and creative writing at Queens College, the City University of New York.
How to cite this page
Jewish Women's Archive. "Nora Glickman ." (Viewed on August 30, 2016) <http://jwa.org/people/glickman-nora>.