Moriel Rothman-Zecher is an American-Israeli writer, poet, and novelist. Born in Jerusalem, he graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in Arabic and political science. A recipient of a 2017 MacDowell Colony Fellowship for Literature, his work has been published in The New York Times, Haaretz, The Paris Review Daily, The Common Magazine and elsewhere. Moriel is the author of the novel, Sadness Is a White Bird (Atria Books, 2018), and the associate editor of the anthology, Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation (Harper Perennial, 2017). Moriel has run four ultramarathons, and lives in Yellow Springs, Ohio with his wife, Kayla, their daughter, Nahar, and their dog, Silly Department.
Moriel is currently working on a second novel, for which he is learning Yiddish, and delving into the world of Yiddish poetry. (Moriel’s poem, Wetland, was written at the beginning of this journey).