Leora Skolkin-Smith

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Leora Skolkin-Smith
Born 1952
Occupation Writer
Genre Literary Fiction
Notable works Edges: O Israel, O Palestine, The Fragile Mistress, Hystera

Leora Skolkin-Smith is an Israeli-American novelist born in Manhattan in 1952.[1] Her first novel, Edges: O Israel, O Palestine, was selected and edited by Grace Paley for Glad Day Books.[2] Leora Skolkin-Smith graduated (BA and MFA) from Sarah Lawrence College.[1]

Edges: O Israel, O Palestine[edit]

Edges: O Israel, O Palestine (ISBN 9781930180147) is set in a pre-1967 Israel, during the Cold War. Characters are drawn from Israel’s long-forgotten past, members of the 1940s Haganah and Jewish underground who find themselves displaced amidst the chaotic and complex tensions of an Israel just beginning to modernize and expand. Recently awarded a PEN/Faulkner Writers-in-the Schools stipend,[3] EDGES was also picked by "The Bloomsbury Review's 25th Anniversary Issue as a "Favorite Book of the Last 25 Years".[4] An original audio production of edges narrated by Tovah Feldshuh won an "Earphones Award" from Audiofile Magazine.[5] EDGES was also a National Women Studies Association Conference Selection[6] and a Jewish Book Council Selection, 2005.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Skolkin-Smith, Leora. "Biography". Retrieved 4 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Snyder, Lauren. "New Edition of Edges, O Israel, O Palestine". Retrieved 4 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Leora Skolkin-Smith biography". www.bookbrowse.com. Retrieved 11 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "PEN Member Profile". PEN American Center. Retrieved 11 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "'Edges" The Audiobook of Award-Winning Novel Starring Tovah Feldshuh Wins Audiofile's Magazine's Earphone Award". emediaworld.com. Retrieved 4 January 2010. 
  6. ^ "NWSA Conference Intro" (PDF). p. 32. Retrieved 4 January 2010. 
  7. ^ "Hamilton Stone Authors". Hamilton Stone Editions. Retrieved 11 January 2010. 
  8. ^ "The Fragile Mistress". Retrieved 4 January 2010. 
  9. ^ "Hystera". Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  10. ^ Skolkin-Smith, Leora (2008). "Hystera". Cantaraville. Who's in three (3).