author

Rachel Kadish

is the award-winning author of the novels From a Sealed Room and Tolstoy Lied: a Love Story, as well as the novella I Was Here. Her work has appeared on NPR and in the New York Times, Ploughshares, and Tin House, and has been anthologized in the Pushcart Prize Anthology and elsewhere.

She has been a fiction fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, has received the John Gardner Fiction Award and the Koret Foundation's Young Writer on Jewish Themes Award, and was a writer-in-residence at Stanford University.

She lives outside Boston and teaches in Lesley University's MFA Program in Creative Writing.
“..a gifted and prolific young writer whose fiction bridges the gap between realism and metaphor. Her poetic style and rich consideration of Jewish themes brings to mind the early work of Bernard Malamud.”
— Koret Award for Young Writer on Jewish Themes