Moriel Rothman-Zecher, an Israeli American novelist and poet, is a National Book Foundation ‘5 Under 35’ Honoree, and the recipient of a 2017 MacDowell Colony Fellowship in Literature. His writing has been published in The New York Times, The Paris Review’s “The Daily,” Haaretz, ZYZZYVA, The Common, and elsewhere. He lives in Yellow Springs, Ohio, with his wife, Kayla, and their daughter, Nahar. Read more at TheLefternWall.com and follow him on Twitter @Moriel_RZ.
"Sadness follows Jonathan/Yonatan, a border-bouncing young Jew who shares some biographical details with the author --Israeli-American upbringing, facility in Arabic, Palestinian relationships -- with a crucial distinction: Yonatan (the Israeli version of his name) eventually joins the Israel Defense Forces, while Rothman-Zecher was jailed for refusing to enlist." (-ABCNews).
"Searing in its beauty, devastating in its emotional power, and dazzling in its insights, Moriel Rothman-Zecher’s debut novel, Sadness Is a White Bird, is, I promise you, like nothing you’ve ever read.” (-Washington Independent Review of Books).