Paula Friedman

Paula Friedman

a welcome from author Paula Friedman

Paula Friedman's honors include Pushcart Prize nominations and New Millenium Writings, OSPA, and other awards and honors, as well as Centrum and Soapstone residencies and fellowships. Her short fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous print and online literary magazines and anthologies. Her novel The Rescuer’s Path was published in 2012 to high praise from Ursula K. Le Guin, Cheryl Strayed, Carole L. Glickfeld, and others. Friedman's poetry chapbook, Time and Other Details, appeared in 2006.

Paula Friedman teaches fiction and memoir writing in Oregon, and edits books for university and trade presses. Previously, she directed public relations for the Judah Magnes Jewish Museum, directed the international Rosenberg Award for Poems on the Jewish Experience, and founded and managed the collective literary magazine The Open Cell. She has run author readings and workshops in Berkeley and Paris, edited the 2014 science fiction anthology The Future Is Short, and has compiled an anthology of West Coast Jewish women’s poetry. She holds an MA from San Francisco State University and a BA from Cornell University. Active in peace and justice issues, she received the 2006 award of the Columbia River Fellowship for Peace.

Selected Works

Fiction
When Malca rides off-trail, she discovers a wounded antiwar activist--and her own courage.
Magazine Article
A young woman learns self-trust in the Berkeley 1960s antiwar movement
Poetry
Selected poems of history, family, struggle, love, and death--details of time's thrust.

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