Donna Minkowitz is a writer (Slate, New York Times Book Review, The Nation, Salon) and the restaurant critic for Gay City News.
A longtime memoirist, her most recent book is Growing Up Golem, a finalist for both a Lambda Literary Award and the Judy Grahn Nonfiction Award.
It is written as though Donna’s mother, instead of giving birth to her, had created her by magic as her own personal golem, a clay servant from Jewish legend. You can read more about the book here.
Minkowitz’s first memoir, Ferocious Romance (1998), was about what she had in common with the Christian right, despite despising everything they stood for. 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 New York magazine, Ms., The Collagist, The Advocate, and Newsday. She teaches with the New York Writers Workshop and independently.
Literary agent: Valerie Borchardt at Georges Borchardt, Inc.
All contents (c) Donna Minkowitz 2011-2018