Donna Minkowitz is a writer (New York Times Book Review, Salon, The Nation) and the restaurant critic for Gay City News.

She is the author of the memoir Growing Up Golem, a finalist for both a Lambda Literary Award and the Judy Grahn Nonfiction Award.

Minkowitz’s first memoir, Ferocious Romance, was about what she had in common with the Christian right, despite being a leftist lesbian. 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 Village Voice columnist, she has also written for The Nation, The Collagist, New York magazine and Newsday. She teaches at the New York Writers Workshop and is also available for manuscript editing and consulting for works of memoir and creative nonfiction.

Contact: growingupgolem AT Gmail.com

Literary agent: Valerie Borchardt at Georges Borchardt, Inc.

All contents (c) Donna Minkowitz 2011-2016

8 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.

    • Hi Donna, will you be doing any memoir writing workshops this fall? Thank you

      • Donna Minkowitz

        Hi Katherine. Yes, I have a workshop starting this week, on Wednesday the 21st in Brooklyn! I will email you to let you know the details. Thanks for writing.

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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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