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Talia Carner’s heart-wrenching suspense novels, Puppet Child
and China Doll, were hailed for exposing society’s ills. Her next
novel, JERUSALEM MAIDEN, (June 2011, HarperCollins) depicts a woman’s
struggle for self-expression against her society’s religious dictates.
Carner’s award-winning personal essays and short stories appeared in The
New York, anthologies and literary reviews. An excerpt from JERUSALEM
MAIDEN was named second (tie) for Eric Hoffer Short Prose Award,
appeared in The Best New Writing 2011 as “Editor’s Choice Award,” and
was nominated to the Pushcart Prize.
Before turning to writing fiction full-time, Carner worked for
Redbook magazine, was the publisher of Savvy Woman magazine,
and founded a successful marketing consulting firm servicing Fortune 500
companies. She taught at Long Island University’s School of Management
and was a volunteer counselor and lecturer for the Small Business
Administration. In 1993 she was sent twice by the United States
Information Agency to Russia, and in 1995 participated in the NGO
women's conference in Beijing.
Awards and Special Recognition...
Winner of the 2011 Forward National
Literature Award for Historical Fiction.
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Photograph by Robbie Michaels