Miriam KarmelMiriam Karmel is an American novelist and writer. Her first novel, ''Being Esther'' (2013), is one of only a few involving characters in their eighties.
Karmel's writing has appeared in numerous publications including Bellevue Literary Review, ''The Talking Stick'', ''Pearl'', ''Dust & Fire'', ''Passager'', ''Jewish Women's Literary Annual'', and ''Water~Stone Review''. She is the recipient of Minnesota Monthly's 2002 Tamarack Award, the Kate Braverman Short Story Prize, and the Arthur Edelstein Prize for Short Fiction. Her story ''The King of Marvin Gardens'' was anthologized in Milkweed Editions' ''Fiction on a Stick'' . Provided by Wikipedia