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EXCLUSIVE: Interview With ‘Moving Waters’ Author and TV Writer, Racelle Rosett [GIVEAWAY INSIDE]

Rosett’s debut short story collection explores ancient Jewish rituals in modern Los Angeles

By: Ashley Baylen
Published: November 13th, 2013 in Culture » Books » Interviews
Racelle Rosett's debut short story collection 'Moving Waters'

GIVEAWAY: Win 1 of 5 copies of Racelle Rosett’s debut short story collection Moving Waters by tweeting this story or emailing contests@shalomlife.com with the subject line MOVING WATERS.


Racelle Rosett has been actively working in Hollywood for over 20 years, beginning in the early 90’s as a writer on Mayim Bialik’s star-making sit-com Blossom. She won the Writer’s Guild of America (WGA) award for thirtysomething and looks forward to success with Raised By Wolves, a comedic project currently in development with Fred Savage and Matt Dearborn.

Similarly to Bialik, Rosett is a Jew living and working in the Hollywood system. She is intrigued by the unexpected roles that ancient rituals play in the lives of Reform Jews in contemporary Los Angeles. Her interest in this subject matter inspired Rosett’s debut collection of short stories, entitled Moving Waters.

Including stories of a television producer who moonlights as a cantor, an actress that leaves her husband for another woman and enters a mikvah to mark the transition, and a young widow who gets her hair colored to prepare for the unveiling of her husband’s gravestone, Moving Waters has garnered international attention and praise. Rosett is the winner of both the Moment Magazine-Karma Foundation Prize for Jewish short fiction and the Lilith Fiction Prize. Her work has also appeared in Tikkun, Ploughshares, the New Vilna Review, Jewish Fiction, the Santa Monica Review, and Zeek.

Rosett sat down with us to discuss Moving Waters, her own Judaism, and her upcoming television projects.

Read our exclusive interview with Rosett on page 2!

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