Aviya Kushner

Aviya Kushner’s first book, The Grammar of God: A Journey into the Words and Worlds of the Bible (Spiegel & Grau/ Random House) was a National Jewish Book Award finalist, a Sami Rohr Prize in Jewish Literature finalist, and one of Publishers’ Weekly’s Top 10 Religion Stories of 2015. She is the language columnist at The Forward and an associate professor at Columbia College Chicago where she teaches creative writing and translation. She is a 2016-17 Howard Foundation Fellow in nonfiction, and has also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry.