Miryam Sivan is originally from New York City. She has been living in Israel since 1995 and received her doctorate at the University of Haifa in 2002. Her research interests are in the field of contemporary American literature and literature of the Shoah. Her book length study, Belonging Too Well: Portraits of Identity in Cynthia Ozick's Fiction, was published by SUNY Press in 2009. She has numerous published articles on Cynthia Ozick, James Baldwin, and on a number of Israeli writers. She is also a creative writer and has recently completed a novel, Love Match. Her stories have appeared in American and British publication, and two were dramatized in recent years, in London and New York respectively. Her collection of short fiction, SNAFU and other Stories will be published later this year.