Bio -- Alison Leslie Gold:
Alison Leslie Gold's writing on the Holocaust and World War II has received special recognition. Among those who have singled her out as a protector and chronicler of Holocaust experiences have been Elie Wiesel, who said of her: "Let us give recognition to Alison Gold. Without her and her talent of persuasion, without her writer's talent, too, this poignant account, vibrating with humanity, would not have been written." Isaac Bashevis Singer: "Beautifully written by a person who really cares for other human beings. Her simple style hypnotizes the reader. I recommend this book to all people who care about what is happening in the world..." Simon Wiesenthal: "...I'm aware of Alison Leslie Gold's outstanding writing ability...." Her works include Anne Frank Remembered, written with and about Miep Gies, who hid Anne Frank and rescued Anne's diary and Memories of Anne Frank: Reflections of a Childhood Friend, written for young people about Hannah "Lies" Goslar, Anne Frank's best friend, Both books have been international best sellers. Neither Miep nor Hannah had been willing to tell their entire stories until meeting Alison. She has also published A Special Fate, about Chiune Sugihara the little-known Japanese diplomat who saved 6,000 Jews and others during the war. Recently, having decided that she could no longer bare to immerse herself in stories of war or Holocaust, she published Fiet's Vase and Other Stories of Survival, Europe 1939-1945, 25 interviews with survivors, as her farewell to that subject matter. She has published a short work in the Cahier Series, Am. Univ. Paris/Sylph Editions "Lost and Found". In 2014 her new novel The Woman Who Brought Matisse Back from the Dead will be published by Oneiro Press, UK. Her work has received awards ranging from the Best of the Best Award given by the American Library Association, to a Merit of Educational Distinction Award by the ADL, and a Christopher Award for affirming the highest values of the human spirit, among others. She has also published literary fiction including Clairvoyant and The Devil's Mistress which was nominated for the National Book Award. She divides her time between Manhattan, an island in Greece and a hide-away in British Columbia.
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