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Roberta Kalechofsky, Ph.D.
255 Humphrey St. Marblehead, MA 01945
Roberta Kalechofsky is a writer, independent publisher, author of eight works of fiction, a monograph on George Orwell, two collections of essays, and several non-fiction books, including four vegetarian cookbooks. She has been published in many quarterlies, reviews and anthologies, and was the recipient of Literary Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Council on the Arts.
Several of her novels and stories have been translated into Italian and published in Italy, by Palomar Press, and her fiction was included in college curriculum courses in American Fiction at the University of Florence.
She began Micah Publications in 1978 and has received publishing grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Council on the Arts, in addition to her literary fellowships.
She is an outspoken member of the vegetarian and animal rights movements and has written and spoken widely on these subjects. Some of her titles include Vegetarian Judaism, Judaism and Animal Rights, The Poet-Physician and the Healer-Killer---Vivisection and the Emergence of a Medical Technocracy. For more titles and information, see her website, www.micahbooks.com
She received a BA from Brooklyn College, where she taught for four years, an MA from New York University, and a Ph.D. in literature from New York University in 1970.
She was recently honored by Sonda Publishing in Casale Monferrato, Italy as the recipient of their Animal Rights Award for 2010.