Menachem Kaiser is a writer and critic living between Brooklyn, NY, and various Eastern European countries. He is a recent Fulbright Fellow to Lithuania, where he studied post-Holocaust memory and narrative, and taught Creative Writing and Modern Jewish Culture in Vilnius University.
His essays, criticism, journalism, and fiction have appeared in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Slate, Salon, Los Angeles Review of Books, Tablet, Vogue, New York, New Yorker.com, and elsewhere. He is currently a fellow in fiction writing at the Writers’ Institute at City University of New York, and was a writer in residence for Summer Literary Seminars, in Lithuania. He is a graduate of Columbia University, in New York, and a proud alum of the Toronto School of Circus Arts.
In May 2013, in collaboration with a number of museums around the world, Menachem launched reVILNA, a revolutionary digital mapping project of the Vilna Ghetto.
He has lectured and presented reVILNA in London, New York, Princeton, Pittsburgh, Miami, Jerusalem, Lvov (Ukraine), Vilnius, Krakow, and elsewhere, and has been interviewed on various platforms, including magazine, radio, television, newspaper, and web.
Menachem falls madly in love with anyone who can properly pronounce his name. (Here, to those so inclined, is some help.)