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Fiction

Ruth Calderon

As a Talmud scholar and a member of the progressive Israeli political party Yesh Atid, Ruth Calderon has sought to break down the traditional divide in Israeli society between right-wing Orthodoxy and secular liberalism.

Rachel Kadish

Rachel Kadish’s fiction focuses on the ways Jewish women struggle to fulfill their longings and dreams despite the limitations of the times and places in which they live.

Anna Solomon

In her historical novels, Anna Solomon explores the intersections of Jewish and American identity in ways that defy stereotype.

Idra Novey

Through her poetry, translation, and fiction, Idra Novey relishes playing in the space between languages.

Tova Mirvis

In her novels, Tova Mirvis returns to the themes of characters living in Orthodox communities while struggling with their faith.

Rokhl Häring Korn

Driven to learn Yiddish in response to anti-Semitism, Rokhl Häring Korn went on to become a major figure in Yiddish literature.

Rashel Mironovna Khin

Rashel Mironovna Khin hosted salons that made her the toast of Imperial Russia and, with the help of the novelist Ivan Turgenev, became a successful writer in her own right.

Paula Jacques

Paula Jacques has been praised for writing novels that explore the flaws and longings of Egyptian Jews.

EL Konigsberg

Elaine Lobl Konigsburg’s beloved children’s book, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, helped make her the only person to be both winner and runner-up for the Newbery Medal in one year and the person who waited the longest time between two wins.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Fiction." (Viewed on November 16, 2018) <https://jwa.org/topics/fiction>.

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