Moriel Rothman-Zecher is a Jerusalem-born novelist and poet. His first novel, Sadness Is a White Bird, was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, was longlisted for the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize, and was the winner of the Ohioana Book Award, among other honors. His second novel Before All the World is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux in October 2022. His poetry has been published or is forthcoming in ZYZZYVA, The Common, Barrelhouse, Paper Brigade, and elsewhere, and he is the recipient of a 2018 National Book Foundation '5 Under 35' Honor and a 2020 MacDowell Fellowship. Moriel lives with his family in Yellow Springs, Ohio.