Edith Pearlman

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Pearlman at the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Awards, March 2012

Edith Pearlman (born June 26, 1936) is an American short story writer.[1]


Pearlman was born in Providence, Rhode Island. She graduated from Radcliffe College.[2] She has worked in a computer firm and a soup kitchen and has served in the Town Meeting of Brookline, Massachusetts.[citation needed]

Her non-fiction has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Smithsonian Magazine, Preservation, and Ploughshares. Her travel writing – about the Cotswolds, Budapest, Jerusalem, Paris, and Tokyo – has been published in The New York Times[3] and elsewhere.

Pearlman lives in Brookline, Massachusetts with her husband.[4] They have two children.

In January 2015, her fifth collection of short stories, Honeydew, was chosen as one of Oprah Winfrey's 'top 19 books to read right now'.

Awards and honors[edit]



Short story collections[edit]

  • Vaquita and Other Stories. University of Pittsburgh Press. 1996. ISBN 082296211X. Winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize
  • Love Among the Greats and Other Stories. Eastern Washington University Press. 2002. ISBN 978-0-910055-80-2. Winner of Spokane Prize for Literature
  • How to Fall: stories. Sarabande Books. 2005. ISBN 978-1-932511-11-6. Winner of Mary McCarthy Prize
  • Binocular Vision: New and Selected Stories. Lookout Books. 2011. ISBN 0982338295.



  1. ^ Edith Pearlman, Author Spotlight, Pen/O. Henry Prize Stories
  2. ^ [1] "Love Among the Greats by Edith Pearlman '57", Radcliffe Quarterly, Summer 2003
  3. ^ [2] Works by Edith Pearlman, New York Times, "Travel" section
  4. ^ [3] Edith Pearlman, Poets & Writers, Directory of Writers
  5. ^ [4] Edith Pearlman website
  6. ^ "The 2014 Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize Shortlist" (Press release). Book Trade. November 27, 2013. Retrieved November 30, 2013.

External links[edit]

  • [5] official website
  • [6] Trove
  • [7] Commentary Magazine