Perle Besserman is the recipient of the Theodore Hoepfner Fiction Award and past writer-in-residence at the Mishkenot Sha’ananim Jerusalem Art Colony. Her fiction includes the novels Pilgrimage
(Houghton Mifflin), Kabuki Boy, Widow Zion,
and the short story collection Yeshiva Girl.
Her stories regularly appear in print journals like Agni, The Southern Humanities Review, The Nebraska Review, Solstice, Transatlantic Review, North American Review,
and in numerous literary journals online. Besserman’s creative non-fiction includes many books on mysticism and spirituality, such as The Shambhala Guide to Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism
and also Teachings of the Jewish Mystics
(both with Shambhala/Random House); and most recently, with Manfred Steger, Grassroots Zen: Community and Practice in the 21st-Century.
Her most recently published novel is The Kabbalah Master.
Her books have been recorded and translated into over fourteen languages. www.perlebesserman.net
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