Gloria Kurian Broder was born in Detroit, Michigan, received a BA from the University of Michigan, and an MA in English and Creative Writing from Stanford, University under Richard Scowcroft and Wallace Stegner. She now lives in Northern California. She has published stories in Harper’s, Ploughshares, Bellevue Literary Review, Literary Imagination, and other literary magazines. Her story, “Elena, Unfaithful,” was anthologized in GREAT AMERICAN LOVE STORIES (Little, Brown). She and her husband, Bill Broder, co-authored a novel, REMEMBER THIS TIME (Newmarket Press), based upon the experiences of her mother and aunts as teenagers in Russia during WWI and the Russian Revolution. Her book of short stories, THEIR MAGICIAN and Other Stories, was published by Handsel Books/Other Press, NY, in 2005.
Gloria Broder writes fiction, because she loves to read fiction and believes in it as a form of truth. In her stories she attempts to reveal the humor, love, and tragedy of ordinary lives. Her favorite short story writers are Anton Chekhov, Isaac Babel, John Cheever, William Trevor, and Alice Munro.
"With a combination of comic lightness and gravitas that may remind the reader of Chagall, Chekhov, and Cheever, the tragic-comic short stories of Gloria Kurian Broder show us what it is like to live in America’s cities and suburbs." (Publisher’s description) . . . “Here’s a handful of completely charming stories about bad cooks, runaway wives, and dead critics who refuse memorial services because they’d want to correct their own tributes. Gloria Kurian Broder’s writing is winsome, funny, wise, and beguiling.” (Molly Giles, author of Iron Shoes.) . . . “Her characters are wrenchingly honest, authentically grappling with fundamental human questions—and unforgettably quirky to boot.” (Susan Faludi, author of Backlash)
Handsel books/Other Press; Newmarket Press
Amnesty International, Ploughshares, AFSC, Impact Fund,
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