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 TimesHaaretz, The Paris Review DailyThe Common Magazine, Electric Literature 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 his second novel.


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