about menachem

I’m Menachem Kaiser. My nonfiction book, Kajzer, about reclaiming an ancestral Polish property + discovery of a relative who’s a celebrated/mythologized figure among Silesian treasure hunters, is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. My essays, criticism, journalism, and fiction have appeared in BOMB, Wall Street Journal, The Common, The Atlantic, Slate, Salon, Los Angeles Review of Books, Tablet, Vogue, New York, and elsewhere. I have an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan, and a BA from Columbia University, in New York. I was a Fulbright Fellow to Lithuania, where I studied post-Holocaust memory and narrative, and taught Creative Writing and Modern Jewish Culture in Vilnius University.

Proud alum of the Toronto School of Circus Arts.

In May 2013 I launched reVILNA, a  digital mapping project of the Vilna Ghetto.

I am currently represented by Janet Silver, of Aevitas.

Written by menachemkaiser

15 August at 23:26