Moriel Rothman-Zecher is an Israeli-American novelist and poet. He is the recipient of the National Book Foundation’s ‘5 Under 35’ Honor and a 2017 MacDowell Colony Fellowship for Literature. His writing has been published in The New York TimesHaaretz, The Paris Review Daily, ZYZZYVA, The Common Magazine, Electric Literature, and elsewhere. Moriel is the author of the novel, Sadness Is a White Bird (Atria Books, 2018), which a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award in Debut Fiction, the winner of the Cincinnati Books by the Banks Author Award for Fiction, and longlisted for the Center for Fiction’s Debut Novel Prize. He lives in Yellow Springs, Ohio with his wife, Kayla, their daughter, Nahar, and their dog, Silly Department.

Moriel is currently working on his second novel, and training for his fifth ultramarathon. Follow him on Twitter @Moriel_RZ.


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