Elizabeth‘s new work of nonfiction, THIRD EAR: Reflections on the Art and Science of Listening, will be published by Counterpoint in September 2024.


Essay in Psychology Today
“A Legacy of Complicated Hope”

Elizabeth speaks via Zoom with Wassmuth Center for Human Rights in Boise, ID. Friday March 26th. “Trauma and Testimony.”

Elizabeth interviewed by author, memoir coach and teacher, Marion Roach Smith. “Where We Get Writing Inspiration.”

Elizabeth in conversation with Julie Lindahl for the podcast, VOICES BETWEEN. “Inheriting Tragedy, Illuminating History

Elizabeth chats with The Book Doctors at the Kauai Writers Conference
Elizabeth is interviewed at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco
Elizabeth gives a talk at Google headquarters in MountainView 
Profile in the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle
Audio recording of April 10th presentation at the Commonwealth Club of CA in SF
Video of on-stage conversation between Elizabeth Rosner and Helen Epstein
Finalist for National Jewish Book Award in Contemporary Jewish Life & Practice
Interview in the New York Times “Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book”
Elizabeth speaks with Kelly McEvers on “All Things Considered” NPR September 12, 2017.
Rave review in the San Francisco Chronicle
Excerpt in Lithub
Excerpt in The Daily Beast
Interview with Good Grief radio show
Religion News: 10 books to read on Yom Kippur
Rave review in the Mercury News
Beautiful review in Lilith Magazine
Best Books of 2017 from San Francisco Chronicle
Best Books of 2017 from Moment Magazine 

STARRED Booklist review
This is a subject internationally acclaimed poet and novelist Rosner (Electric City, 2014) has been contemplating her whole life. The daughter of two Holocaust survivors, Rosner was often the unwitting recipient of her parents’ experiences, though many questions went unasked, and many stories were left untold. Rosner’s three trips to Germany with her father left her wondering how memories of the Holocaust will be preserved and honored as the ranks of survivors continue to dwindle. Who will be entrusted to bear witness? No matter the atrocity—the Killing Fields, Hiroshima, Rwanda—the wounds humanity inflicts upon itself are writ large as survivors and their descendants cope with trauma, and genocides reshape history. Whether suffering is a result of an epic tragedy or individual grief, the act of keeping memory alive is a tricky balance of immediate comfort and continual pain. Rosner demonstrates a rare blend of scholarly assessment and personal revelation, tempering her singular passion with an encompassing mercy. In this important and vital contribution to the conversation about legacy and responsibility, Rosner distills the magnitude of such burdens and defines the scope of memorialization with an elegance and eloquence that reverberates with both depth and nuance. — Carol Haggas

AUDIOBOOK of Survivor Café (narrated by yours truly) is now available for purchase from Novel Audio. Click here to buy:

Please visit events page for Elizabeth’s BOOK TOUR 2017 details. Also, see below for current listings.

ELECTRIC CITY is available in audio format, narrated by yours truly.
Click here to listen to a sample, or to buy the recording from
Audiobook of Electric City

Newly available on, in my own voice:
“The Trip: A True Story in Seven Parts”

ELECTRIC CITY is named alongside forthcoming books by Margaret Atwood, Richard Ford, Marilynne Robinson, Colm Toibin, Denis Johnson.

NPR’s list of BEST BOOKS in 2014 includes ELECTRIC CITY

Rave review for ELECTRIC CITY in the October 2014 issue of Elle Magazine:
Elle review p. 292

Here is my new interview with Farsickness Journal, in which we talk about my sense of place. *NOTE: “Farsickness” comes from the German word, fernweh—a yearning for distant places.


Interview on WAMC with Joe Donahue & The Roundtable
Stunning Sentences, a conversation about metaphor
Late Night Library interview
Newest review in the Chicago Tribune
Review in the San Jose Mercury 
Podcast with Cary Barbor, Books & Authors
The Nervous Breakdown (an excerpt from Electric City)
The Nervous Breakdown (self-interview)
1st Books Blog
2paragraphs sampler
Caroline Leavitt’s blog about Electric City
The Collagist (an excerpt from Electric City)
article in the Albany Times Union
article in the Daily Gazette (Schenectady)
Review of Electric City in SF Chronicle
Author Profile At The Inkwell

ELECTRIC CITY paperback book tour 2015
(please click on event for details)

September 10:  7:30 pm reading at Noepe Center (Edgartown, MA)
September 30:  7 pm reading at Newtonville Books w Tova Mirvis (Newton, MA)
October 8: 7 pm Why There Are Words, (Sausalito, CA)
October 9: 7 pm reading at 27 Powers (Alameda, CA)
October 11: 7 pm  in conversation with Daniel Mendelsohn (Oakland, CA)
October 12: 7 pm reading at Books Inc. w Harriet Chessman (Palo Alto, CA)
October 14: 6 pm Litquake event honoring Squaw Valley (SF, CA)
October 15: 6 pm Litquake Women’s Night, Historical Fiction (SF, CA)
October 16-18: Beverly Hills Literary Escape (LA, CA)
October 19:  writing workshop in Beverly Hills  (LA, CA)
October 21:  in conversation with Northwest Woodworking Studio (Portland, OR)
October 22:  7 pm reading at Elliot Bay Books (Seattle, WA)
October 26:  7 pm reading at Annie Blooms Books (Portland, OR)
November 3: 7:30 pm reading at Mrs Dalloways w Janis Newman (Oakland, CA)
November 5: 7 pm Stanford Book Club (Orinda, CA)
November 9: 7 pm reading at Coburg Community Center (Rexford, NY)
November 10: 7 pm Woman’s Club of Albany (Albany, NY)
November 11: 7 pm reading at RJ Julia Booksellers with Harriet Chessman (Madison, CT)
November 12: 8 pm reading @ Parkside Lounge with “Shades of Blue” anthology (NY, NY)
November 14: 3-5 pm reading w “Shades of Blue” anthology (The Patisserie, Milford, PA)
November 16-17:  lecture for Jewish Federation (Broward County, FL)

****For the sake of nostalgia, here below is my list of events from 2014

Friday, October 3rd
7:00pm         Poetry Reading for Catamaran Literary Review
Tannery Arts Center
1050 River Street
Santa Cruz, CA

Saturday, October 11th
        Litquake: Off the Richter Scale
Hotel Rex
562 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Sunday, October 12th
2-4:00pm    Emeryville Celebration of the Arts
6121 Hollis Street Suite 900
Heritage Square, Emeryville, CA  94662

Tuesday, October 14th
        Litquake Panel :  Does Literature Make You an Empath?
Mechanics Institute Library
2nd Floor Library
57 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94104

Wednesday, October 15th:   ***PLEASE NOTE THIS CORRECTED DATE
        Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Saturday, October 18th
850 4th Street
San Rafael, CA 94901

Tuesday, October 21st
        Pegasus Books on Solano
1855 Solano Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704

Wednesday, October 22nd
        Books Inc.
855 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Thursday, October 23rd
     Alley Cat Bookshop & Gallery*
3036 24th Street
San Francisco, CA  94110

*  This will be a SPECIAL EVENT featuring a reading from GRAVITY
and a showing of artwork by Lola Fraknoi

Saturday October 25th
1 – 1:45 pm    California Capital Book Festival: Fiction Panel
Sacramento Convention Center
1400 J Street
Sacramento, California

Tuesday, October 28th
        Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Wednesday, October 29th
7:30pm          Temple Sinai
808 Summit St.
Oakland, CA  94609

Sunday, November 2nd
1:15 pm
        Lafayette Library & Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Boulevard
Lafayette, CA 94549

Wednesday, November 5th
163 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Thursday, November 6th
        Inquiring Minds
6 Church Street
New Paltz, NY 12561

Sunday, November 9th
        The Open Door
Schenectady County Public Library
99 Clinton St.
Schenectady, NY 12305

Monday, November 10th
7:00pm           Nott Memorial
Union College
Schenectady, NY

Thursday, November 13th
7:00pm         Books Inc.
1760 4th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710

Friday, November 14th
7:00pm           Orinda Books
276 Village Square
Orinda, CA 94563

Tuesday, November 18th
7-9:30 pm
        Inside Storytime
La Movida Wine Bar
3066 24th Street
San Francisco, CA

Wednesday, November 19th
7:00pm        A Great Good Place For Books
6120 LaSalle Avenue
Oakland, CA 94611

Miami Book Fair International
panel with Elizabeth Rosner, Charles Belfoure and Joanna Scott
4:00 pm          November 22nd
Miami Dade College
300 NE Second Ave.
Miami, FL 33132

Thursday, December 11th
7:00pm        Why There Are Words
333 Caledonia St
Sausalito, CA 94965

Saturday, December 20th
7:30pm         Under the Influence
The Emerald Tablet, A Creativity Salon

February 11-15, 2015
San Miguel Writers’ Conference

Details and Registration Information

March 12-15, 2015
Canyon Ranch/Tucson Festival of Books
The Literary Escape

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