Ep: 130 Lev Raphael returns to talk with Brad about having his full Nick Hoffman Academia Mystery Series republished, historical misquotes, research, the joy of mingling with other mystery authors, and more.
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Lev Raphael is the author of 25 books, including two novels about holocaust survivors, Winter Eyes and The German Money, and three memoirs, Journeys & Arrivals, Writing a Jewish Life, and My Germany. Raphael's fiction has been widely anthologized in the U.S. and Britain, most recently in the anthology Promised Lands, which contains Lev's latest story featuring a child of holocaust survivors: "Money."
Born and raised in New York City, he received his MFA in Creative Writing and English at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he won the Harvey Swados Fiction Prize, awarded by renowned editor Martha Foley for a Holocaust-themed story later published in Redbook. Winner of the Reed Smith Fiction Prize and International Quarterly's Prize for Innovative Prose (judged by D. M. Thomas), Raphael holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from Michigan State University. Raphael taught at the university level in New York, Massachusetts and Michigan for 13 years and the first course he designed was a multi-disciplinary study of the Holocaust. He left teaching in 1988 to write and review full-time. He is currently a guest assistant professor at Michigan State University where he teaches creative writing, popular literature, and Jewish-American literature.
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