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Elizabeth Rosner

Elizabeth Rosner is a best-selling novelist, poet, and essayist living in Berkeley, California. Her first book of non-fiction, “Survivor Cafe: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory,” was featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and in The New York Times, and was named one of the best books of 2017 by the San Francisco Chronicle. Her third novel, “Electric City,” was included among the best books of 2014 by NPR. Her other books include a poetry collection, “Gravity,” “Blue Nude” (selected as one of the best books of 2006 by the SF Chronicle), and “The Speed of Light,” which was translated into nine languages. Short-listed for the prestigious Prix Femina, the book won several literary prizes in both the U.S. and Europe, including the Prix France Bleu Gironde; the Great Lakes Colleges Award for New Fiction; and Hadassah Magazine’s Ribalow Prize, judged by Elie Wiesel. Rosner’s essays and poems have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Elle, the Forward, and numerous anthologies.


2018 - The Art of Memoir: A Story That Must Be Heard2017 - Fiction at the Edges: Novelists on Trauma, Displacement, and Loss2017 - Radically Brief: Super-Short Writing from Terrific Bay Area Writers