Having made media waves following his detention at Ben Gurion Airport in July 2018, author Moriel Rothman-Zecher’s recently published debut novel – “Sadness is a White Bird” – reveals a deeply heartfelt story of a young man navigating the contradictions of living in and serving Israel. Moriel will share more about the book in addition to his own experiences and analysis of events unfolding in Israel.
Moriel Rothman-Zecher is an American-Israeli writer, poet, and novelist. Born in Jerusalem, he graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in Arabic and political science. A recipient of a 2017 MacDowell Colony Fellowship for Literature, his work has been published in The New York Times, Haaretz, The Paris Review’s Daily, and elsewhere.
Reviews of “Sadness is a White Bird”
“Nuanced, sharp, and beautifully written, Sadness Is a White Bird manages, with seeming effortlessness, to find something fresh and surprising and poignant in the classic coming-of-age, love-triangle narrative, something starker, more heartbreaking: something new.” —Michael Chabon
“Unflinching in its honesty, unyielding in its moral complexity.” —Pulitzer Prize–winning author Geraldine Brooks