Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
Kadish received a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University in 1991.
New York, NY 10003, USA
Kadish received a Master of Arts from New York University in 1994.
Rachel Kadish, photo by Neil Giordano.
(In this affecting, perceptive novel, Rachel Kadish reflec...)
In this affecting, perceptive novel, Rachel Kadish reflects on the ghosts of the past, the tensions of war, and the difficult bonds of family. When Maya enrolls at Hebrew University in Jerusalem shortly after the Gulf War, she hopes to leave New York and a fraught relationship with her mother behind her. In Israel, she gets to know her older cousin Tami, a housewife whose home has a room sealed against the war's Scud missile attacks. Like Maya, Tami feels distanced from the people closest to her - her mother, her husband, her only son.
(To Tracy Farber, thirty-three, happily single, headed for...)
To Tracy Farber, thirty-three, happily single, headed for tenure at a major university, and content to build a life around friends and work, this celebrated maxim is questionable at best. Having decided to reject the petty indignities of dating, Tracy focuses instead on her secret project: to determine whether happiness can be interesting, in literature and in life, or whether it can be - must be - a plant with thorns and gnarled roots. It's an unfashionable proposition, and a potential threat to her job security.
(In a working-class Irish Catholic town, the abuse of a yo...)
In a working-class Irish Catholic town, the abuse of a young girl is hushed up by a community more interested in civility than justice. Now, almost two decades later, sweet, damaged Charlotte starts receiving obscene text messages from someone who insists he knows her secret, and ten seemingly unconnected lives are pulled into an intricate and dangerous swerve toward tragedy. This heart-stopping tale unfolds at the pace of a thriller, but its exquisite tension is generated by the precision of its character portraits.
(The Weight of Ink is the interwoven tale of two women of ...)
The Weight of Ink is the interwoven tale of two women of remarkable intellect: Ester Velasquez, an emigrant from Amsterdam who is permitted to scribe for a blind rabbi, just before the plague hits the city; and Helen Watt, an ailing historian with a love of Jewish history.
Rachel attended Solomon Schechter School of Westchester in Hartsdale and New Rochelle High School. Kadish received a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University in 1991 and a Master of Arts from New York University in 1994.
Rachel started as the creative writing instructor at Goldwater Hospital in New York City. Then, for two years she was the fiction fellow of Bunting Institute in Cambridge. In 1995 she held the position of literary editor at Radio Play Media Foundation in Boston, in years she became the creative writing instructor at Harvard University Extension School.
The debut novel of Rachel Kadish was first published in 1998. The book, From a Sealed Room, thoroughly explores the Israeli society as it follows three women dealing with “feeling hopelessly bound by a painful past,” remarked a Publishers Weekly critic. The critic went on to praise the work as “wise” and “perceptive,” and complimented Kadish for presenting “characters with fine compassion, psychological penetration and attention to detail.”
Rachel Kadish's 2017 novel, The Weight of Ink, is a work of historical fiction set in London of the 1660s and of the early twenty-first century.
Kadish has also written in Quartz magazine about Chiune Sugihara, the Japanese diplomat who saved her family during World War II and in The Paris Review on the importance of historical fiction in illuminating forgotten history. She is currently involved in New Voices, a project using the arts to work for tolerance.
(The Weight of Ink is the interwoven tale of two women of ...)2017
(To Tracy Farber, thirty-three, happily single, headed for...)2007
(In this affecting, perceptive novel, Rachel Kadish reflec...)2006
(In a working-class Irish Catholic town, the abuse of a yo...)2014