After graduating from Oberlin in 1993 with an English degree, Myla Goldberg spent a year in Prague writing and teaching English to former Communist ministers before settling in Brooklyn, New York to pen her "honey of a first novel" (according to People magazine), Bee Season.
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Brooklyn, New York
Date of Birth:
November 19, 1971
Place of Birth:
B.A., Oberlin College, 1993
Hadassah Magazine's Ribalow Prize for literary excellence, 2000
The follow-up to the bestselling Bee Season, Goldberg's brilliant new novel is centered around the theme of progress -- personal, scientific, commercial, and cultural -- and features a charming heroine facing down tragedy during the Great Flu epidemic of 1918.
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|The film version of Bee Season stars an ensemble of Hollywood heavyweights including Richard Gere, Juliette Binoche, Max Minghella, and Kate Bosworth.|
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Our Editors on Goldberg's acclaimed debut novel: "Does adolescent insecurity, Jewish mysticism, the Hare Krishnas, and obsessive-compulsive disorder seem like a lot to pack into a first novel? Goldberg tackles all that and more in a seamless, compelling narrative in Bee Season. Not bees as in honey, but bees as in S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G. The kind you either dreaded or loved as a child."
In our interview with Goldberg, we asked her to tell us about some of her favorite books. She named José Saramago's Blindness, explaining, "When I was reading this book, it was all I wanted to be doing. [It's] One of the most compelling, frightening and all-encompassing reads ever." Read our interview with Goldberg to learn about more of her favorite books, including: