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Molly Antopol

  • 2015–2016
  • Fiction & Poetry
  • Lisa Goldberg Fellow
  • Stanford University
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Molly Antopol is the Jones Lecturer at Stanford University. She is a fiction writer whose primary research interests include the Cold War and the Middle East.

At the Radcliffe Institute, Antopol is working on her novel-in-progress, “The After Party.” Set in Israel during the immigration wave in the early 1990s, the book tells the tale of a marriage between two people swept up by the forces of history and the destructive power of ambition.

Her debut collection, The UnAmericans: Stories (W. W. Norton, 2014), won the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award. It also was a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree and a finalist for many prizes, including the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, the California Book Award, the National Book Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize. It is being published in seven countries. Antopol, who earned her MFA at Columbia University and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford, lives in San Francisco. 

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