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 and 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, Ploughshares. Her travel writing – about the Cotswolds, Budapest, Jerusalem, Paris, and Tokyo – has been published in The New York Times[3] and elsewhere.

She lives in Brookline, Massachusetts with her husband.[4] She has two children, a daughter in law, a grandson and a granddog.[citation needed]

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]



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


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