Moriel Rothman-Zecher, Sadness is a White Bird


September 30, 2018




Inner Harbor Stage

Moriel Rothman-Zecher is an American-Israeli writer, poet, and novelist. His first novel, Sadness Is a White Bird was long-listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. In this lyrical and searing debut novel, written by a rising literary star and MacDowell Fellow, a young man is preparing to serve in the Israeli army while also trying to reconcile his close relationship to two Palestinian siblings to his deeply ingrained loyalties to family and country. Born in Jerusalem, Moriel Rothman-Zecher is a recipient of a 2017 MacDowell Colony Fellowship for Literature; his work has been published in The New York Times, Haaretz, The Paris Review's Daily, The Common Magazine, Electric Literature, Jewish Currents Magazine and elsewhere.

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