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Fiction

Sydney Taylor

Sydney Taylor’s famous and beloved All-of-a-Kind Family series of children’s books were almost left unpublished and forgotten.

Jacqueline Susann

After a breast cancer diagnosis left her determined to leave a real impact on the world, Jacqueline Susann made history as the first author to have three consecutive New York Times bestsellers, starting with her landmark 1966 novel, Valley of the Dolls.

Tess Slesinger

A novelist with a skill for balancing deep emotion with biting satire, Tess Slesinger became one of the first writers to explicitly discuss abortion in her 1932 story, “Missis Flinders.”

Jo Sinclair

An award-winning writer who hid both her lesbian and Jewish identities for years, Jo Sinclair used her personal experiences of prejudice to fuel her fiction.

"The Seasons: Death and Transfiguration," by Jo Sinclair

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Cover of Jo Sinclair's memoirThe Seasons: Death and Transfiguration, published in 1992.
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Cover of Jo Sinclair's memoirThe Seasons: Death and Transfiguration, published in 1992.

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Fradel Shtok

Despite the brevity of her career, Fradel Shtok showed great promise as a Yiddish writer for her attention to the little-discussed subjects of women’s sexuality and repression.

An Interview with "Panic in a Suitcase" Author Yelena Akhtiorskaya

Yelena Akhtiorskaya's debut novel, Panic in a Suitcase, has brought her a whirlwind of accolades, including a spot on the National Book Foundation's "5 Under 35" list. As JWA features her as part of a Power Couple for her unique take on the immigrant experience, our Web Content Editor, Lisa Feld, asked her about her writing, her new-found fame, and returning to Odessa decades after her family's exodus. 

JWA Writer Leah Berkenwald Wins Blogging Award

June 11, 2012
JWA blogger Leah Berkenwald made “connections between the themes of freedom and equality in the most widely read story of her generation to the movement for equal rights for women and resistance to bigotry in a clear, energetic and youthful voice.”

Malka Lee

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Malka Lee, in Korman's 1928 Yidishe Dikhterns Antologye.
Courtesy of Sheva Zucker/Lilith magazine.
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Malka Lee, in Korman's 1928 Yidishe Dikhterns Antologye.


Courtesy of Sheva Zucker/Lilith magazine.

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Miriam Michelson

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Miriam Michelson.
Photograph by George Habenicht, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
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Miriam Michelson.


Photograph by George Habenicht, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

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