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Omer Friedlander grew up in Tel-Aviv. His short story collection, The Man Who Sold Air in the Holy Land, and his novel, The Glass Golem, are both forthcoming from Random House. He has a BA in English Literature from the University of Cambridge and an MFA from Boston University, where he was supported by the Saul Bellow Fellowship, Epstein Global Fellowship, and won the Traum Literary Translation Prize. He is a Starworks Fellow in Fiction at New York University. He was awarded first place in the Sonora Review Contest judged by Rebecca Makkai and the Baltimore Review Winter Contest. He was a finalist for the Chicago Tribune's Nelson Algren Award, Writers' Trust of Canada RBC Bronwen Wallace Award, Lamar York Prize, the Porter House Review Editor's Prize, Columbia Journal Prize, Salamander Magazine Fiction Contest, and Provincetown's Fine Arts Center Fellowship. His writing has been supported by the Bread Loaf Work-Study Scholarship, Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and others. He is represented by literary agent Janet Silver.
Photo credit: Yam Traiber
Winning Entry: The Sand Collector
Contest Won: Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest 2020, First Prize