Dr. Nora Gold is a prize-winning author of five books. Her first, Marrow and Other Stories, won a Vine Canadian Jewish Book Award and was praised by Alice Munro. Her second book, Fields of Exile, won the inaugural Canadian Jewish Literary Award for best novel, and was acclaimed by Ruth Wisse and Irwin Cotler. The Dead Man was honoured with a Canada Council translation grant and published in Hebrew. Her most recent book, 18: Jewish Stories Translated from 18 Languages (an anthology of translated works), was praised by Publishers Weekly, Cynthia Ozick, Dara Horn, and Joseph Kertes. Gold's fifth book, In Sickness and In Health/Yom Kippur in a Gym (two novellas), will be published by Guernica Editions in March 2024.
Gold received her PhD from University of Toronto, was a tenured professor for ten years, and left her academic position to write fiction fulltime. Subsequently she was associated with the Centre for Women’s Studies at OISE/University of Toronto, where she was, for six years, its Writer-in-Residence and created and coordinated the Wonderful Women Writers reading series.