Ilana Masad

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Ilana Masad is a queer Israeli-American fiction writer and book critic. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, McSweeney's, Joyland, StoryQuarterly, the Washington Post, the Guardian, LA Times, and more. She is the founder and host of The Other Stories, a podcast featuring new, emerging, and established fiction writers.


Cover Photo: The author, her father, grandmother, and mother.
What Isn’t Mine Is Mine: Accepting Intergenerational Trauma

We inherit trauma through the actions of family members and through the stories they share.

Mar 22, 2018
Cover Photo: No Touching by Ilana Masad
Cover Photo: Shoulda Woulda Coulda by Ilana Masad
Cover Photo: Complex  by Ilana Masad

(Story A Day May)

May 08, 2016
Cover Photo: Endangered Species by Ilana Masad
Endangered Species

(An Homage to a Book Recently Read)

May 05, 2016
Cover Photo: Brew by Ilana Masad


May 02, 2016
Cover Photo: Broken Wings by Ilana Masad
Cover Photo: Iced Coffee's Circles of Hell by Ilana Masad
Cover Photo: Image / Flickr: Kolin Toney
Cover Photo: Twitter Defeats Writer Due to #GOPDebate by Ilana Masad