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Omer
Friedlander

Omer Friedlander is an Israeli-Canadian writer. His work has appeared in The Common, The Ilanot Review, The Mays Anthology, Paris Lit Up, and others. He was awarded first place in The Baltimore Review Winter Contest and the Shmuel Traum Literary Translation Prize. He has a BA in English Literature from the University of Cambridge and an MFA from Boston University where he was the Saul Bellow Fellow in Fiction. He grew up in Tel-Aviv and currently lives in Brooklyn.

Award History

2020 Finalist

RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers
for Palestinian Still Life

Jury Citation

"Omer Friedlander's 'Palestinian Still Life' is a touching and insightful story of a young man’s quest to collect and archive his people’s history despite the perpetual dangers of erasure and violence he faces. He melds beautifully the personal to the political, the mundane to the extraordinary, the past to the present. He writes with such compassion that as readers we are rooting for his characters to succeed despite the precariousness of their pursuit."
—2020 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award Short Fiction Jury (Kris Bertin, Djamila Ibrahim, and Carrianne Leung)

Works recognized by WT