Jennifer Anne Moses
Im a writer as well as a painter.
According to Google, I am a multi
genre writerbut its more than a matter of genre.
I internalize different worlds and voices, and eventually it all
bubbles up into my work.
My most recent book, The Man Who Loved
His Wife, is the result of my deep dive into Yiddish literature
and my love of the Hebrew language. Jews being Jews: thats
what its subject is. As I was writing it, I felt like I was downloading
from the Yiddish greats.
Leon Weiseltier says: "Jennifer
Moses has the Malamudian touch, and an uncanny gift for transposing
the Yiddish mixture of mordancy and compassion into lively English
And from Shelf Media: "Moses is
a storyteller and conversationalist combined. Her collection is
theatrical and bold. She has a way of taking ordinary life events
and transforming them into these peculiar moments that readers will
remember long after theyve closed the book."
Readers whose hearts and souls---and
historiessing to distinctly Jewish melodies will recognize
themselves, their families, their anxieties, their histories, and
their fellow Jews in the stories.
My journalistic and opinion pieces have
been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,
The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, The Atlanta Journal Constitution,
The Newark Star Ledger, USA Today, Salon, The Jerusalem Report,
Commentary, Moment, and many other publications. I blog regularly
for The Times of Israel.
Im also a painter in the Outsider
tradition, where I fuse Hebrew prayer with a distinctly Southern
sensibility, born of the many years I lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana,
with my husband and three children.
I now live in New Jersey with my husband
and our two very bad dogs.
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The cover painting is a depiction of
my grandfathers hat factory, in Baltimore, Maryland. By the
time I was born, it had been shuttered, and the building was torn
down to make way for new construction.