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, and elsewhere. Moriel is the author of the novel, Sadness Is a White Bird (Atria Books, forthcoming February 2018), and the associate editor of the anthology, Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation (Harper Perennial, May 2017). Moriel lives in Yellow Springs, Ohio with his wife, Kayla, and their dog, Silly Department. He is currently training for his fourth ultramarathon, and working on a second novel.