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Elizabeth Rosner

Elizabeth Rosner is a bestselling novelist, poet, and essayist living in Berkeley, California. Her first novel, The Speed of Light, was translated into nine languages. Short-listed for the Prix Femina, the book won several literary prizes in both the US and Europe, including: the Prix France Bleu Gironde; the Great Lakes Colleges Award for New Fiction; Hadassah Magazine's Ribalow Prize, judged by Elie Wiesel. The Speed of Light was optioned by actress Gillian Anderson, who will be making the film her directorial debut.

Blue Nude, her second novel, was named one of the best books of the year by the San Francisco Chronicle. Her third novel, Electric City will be published by Counterpoint Press in Fall 2014. Her poetry collection, Gravity, is currently sold out of its 14th printing and will be republished in Fall 2014 by Atelier26 Books. Rosner's essays have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Elle, the Forward, Hadassah Magazine, the Huffington Post, and several anthologies.

The daughter of two Holocaust survivors, much of Ms. Rosner's work – across mutliple genres — addresses the subject of inherited identity and the effects of the past upon the imagination of the present. She travels widely to lead intensive writing workshops, to lecture on contemporary literature, and to visit with book groups. Her book reviews appear frequently in the San Francisco Chronicle and the Los Angeles Review of Books.



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