Simone Zelitch is a graduate from MFA program at the University of Michigan. She is the author of two acclaimed novels: The Confession of Jack Straw, winner of the Hopwood Award for Major Fiction and Louisa. Her new novel Judenstaat comes out in June 2016. She has taught at Community College of Philadelphia, University of the Arts, and the University of Pennsylvania's College of General Studies
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Simone Zelitch interviewed by John Coyne for PeaceCorpWriters.org, 2000.
Reprinted by the permission of Putnam Publishing.
Zelitch (Peace Corp volunteer in Hungary 199192 ) is the author of The Confession of Jack
Straw, published in 1991 by Black Heron Press. This novel won the
University of Michigans Hopwood Award for Major Fiction. Next month Moses
in Sinai will be published by Black Heron Press, and in September,
G.P. Putnam will publish Louisa, a novel that draws upon her
experiences as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Hungary. With two books coming
out in 2000, we decided to interview Simone about how her Peace Corps
experience influenced her novels.
The topics of your novels are wide and diverse. What draws you to the subject matter?
Its hard to generalize. If I was going to name something that my three novels have in common, it would probably be revolution betrayed. It's an old story. Peasants storm London, and within the week, their king breaks every promise, and the heads of their leaders are piked on London Bridge. Moses leads the Hebrews out of Egypt, only to create a ...
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