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.
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