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Ashley Goldberg Ashley Goldberg i(7786029 works by)
Gender: Male
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Ashley Goldberg is a Canberra-based writer. He has an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University.

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y separately published work icon Abomination Melbourne : Vintage , 2022 23816089 2022 single work novel

'A compelling and compassionate debut about friendship, faith, family and identity.

''He who turns his ear away from hearing the Torah – even his prayer is an abomination.’ Proverbs 28:9

'Melbourne 1999: Ezra and Yonatan are best friends whose lives are forever changed when their school, the ultra-Orthodox Jewish Yahel Academy, is rocked by a scandal and they are thrown onto two divergent paths. Twenty years later, the lives of the two men are very different: Ezra identifies as secular and atheist, while Yonatan has been ordained as a rabbi and even teaches at the academy. By chance they are reunited, and the events of their past and present collide with devastating consequences.

'Abomination lays bare the clash between religious and secular worlds in contemporary Australia and provides a revealing glimpse into a closed community. With great tenderness and insight debut author Ashley Goldberg tells the story of an enduring and evolving friendship as Yonatan and Ezra struggle to come to terms with the choices they have made, search for meaning, and forge their own identities. This is a beautifully observed, moving story from an exciting young writer.' (Publication summary)

2022 winner National Jewish Book Awards Debut Fiction Award
2020 shortlisted Kill Your Darlings Awards The KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award
Of Gods and Women 2015 single work short story
— Appears in: Offset , October no. 15 2015; Award Winning Australian Writing 2016 2016; (p. 175-178)
2015 winner Maribyrnong Excellence in Creative Arts Award
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