Nomi Eve

Episode 3.4

Tell Me a Story

They say to write what you know. That’s why Nomi Eve, a writer and the director of Drexel’s creative writing MFA, places her Jewish heritage at the center of her novels. Here, she talks about the process of writing historical fiction, and what she hopes her students get out of their MFA.

About Nomi Eve

Nomi Eve is the author of “Henna House” and “The Family Orchard”, which was a Book-of-the-Month Club main selection and was nominated for a National Jewish Book Award. She has an MFA in fiction writing from Brown University and has worked as a freelance book reviewer for The Village Voice and New York Newsday. Her stories and essays have appeared in the New York TimesGlimmer Train StoriesThe Voice Literary SupplementConjunctions, and The International Quarterly.