Writing of Witness
Elizabeth Rosner is a bestselling novelist, poet, and essayist living in Berkeley, California. Her first book of non-fiction, Survivor Café: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory, published in September 2017, was featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and in the New York Times and was named one of the best books of 2017 by the San Francisco Chronicle. Her novels have won several literary prizes in both the US and Europe, including the Prix France Bleu Gironde, the Great Lakes Colleges Award for New Fiction and Hadassah Magazine‘s Ribalow Prize, judged by Elie Wiesel. Rosner’s essays and poems have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Elle, The Forward, and numerous anthologies. Her book reviews appear frequently in the San Francisco Chronicle. This is Rosner’s fourth year on the faculty of Under the Volcano.