Donna Minkowitz is the restaurant critic for Gay City News and the author of the memoir Growing Up Golem (2013), which was a finalist for both a Lambda Literary Award and the Judy Grahn Nonfiction Award.

Growing Up Golem combines memoir with the fantasy that instead of giving birth to her, her mother actually created her as  her own personal golem, an enchanted clay servant from Jewish legend. You can read more about it here.

Minkowitz’s first memoir, Ferocious Romance (1998), was about what she had in common with the Christian right (despite being a lesbian  on the left). Ferocious Romance won a Lambda Literary Award and was a finalist for the Quality Paperback Book Club’s New Visions Award  “for the most promising or distinctive work by a new author .”

A former feature writer for the Village Voice, she has also written for the New York Times Book Review, Salon, The Nation, New York magazine and Newsday. She teaches at the New York Writers Workshop.

She is a member of PEN.

Contact: growingupgolem AT Gmail.com

Literary agent: Valerie Borchardt at Georges Borchardt, Inc.

All contents (c) Donna Minkowitz 2011-2015

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6 responses to “About

  1. Wow Donna! Your blog is outstanding!! In the midst of my morning ritual to arrive on time for the day job, but I can’t wait to sit and read every word of your wonderful and so engaging work. Big gentle hug.

    Big Fan! Angela

  2. Oh man, thanks so much, Angela! Your comment made my day.

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  4. Stefanie Weiss

    Hi: Couldn’t locate a contact address here. I am very interested in taking a memoir writing class in NYC with you. Saw that you are teaching a class at JCC now, and I can’t make that class (and too late anyway). Will you be teaching in the summer? Any info would be appreciated!

    • Donna Minkowitz

      Hi Stefanie. Thanks for writing. I’ve answered you privately, but you and others can contact me at growingupgolem AT gmail.com. :-)

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