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Eli Gottlieb

Eli Gottlieb

area: Literature

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Boulder (USA)

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time period

February 2004 - March 2004


2002-2003  Guest Lecturer, The Olivetti Foundation, Rome,  The University of Ferrara, the University of Cagliari, The Grazie Deledda Centennial in Sardinia,

1983-2003  Freelance journalist and book reviewer, publishing widely in the United States.  (for publication history, see below)

1998—Novelist  1st novel,The Boy Who Went Away, published by Saint Martin’s Press in New York.  Paperback published by Bantam Books, New York; foreign rights sold to England (Jonathan Cape) and Germany (Ulstein Verlag); movie rights optioned and currently in development

1992Senior Editor, Elle Magazine, writing extensively on contemporary literature, dance and art.

1991Contributing Editor, Elle Magazine, involved in production, editing,  various editorial tasks.

1987-89Lecturer in North American Literature, University of Padova, Italy; responsible for teaching detailed survey courses in the history of American literature

1985-1987Staff Writer, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, responsible for writing speeches, films, honorary degree citations.


B.A. Hampshire College, Amherst MA , Honors Thesis on Contemporary Poetry
Columbia University, New York, graduate work in Literature and Literary Theory (no degree taken)

Awards and Fellowships

1999 – The Rome Prize, American Academy of Arts and Letters;
1998  TheMckitterick Prize, British Society of Authors (for best first English Language novel)
1995 – New Jersey State Arts Council Grant (for fiction)

1993 – Fellowship to Yaddo Colony, Saratoga Springs, New York

1993 – Ludwig Vogelstein Prize (for fiction)

1992 – Fellowship to Macdowell, Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire

1991 – Fellowship to Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center

1991 -  New Jersey State Arts Council Grant (for fiction)


The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Review, New York Newsday, Elle Magazine (over 40 articles), The Village Voice, Conjunctions, Caliban, The Jerusalem Post,

Translations (from the Italian)

1995 – La Scienza in Cucina, Pellegrino Artusi, Marsilio  Books, New York

1991 - Science and Architecture, J.N.L. Durand, Rizzoli, New York.

1990 – The Mosques of Sinan, August Romano Burrelli, CLEUP, Venice, Italy

Languages: fluent in writing and reading Italian, read French

Literary Agent: Tina Bennett, Janklow-Nesbit Literary Agency, New York, New York

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