AMERICAN WRITER AND AUTHOR OF UNORTHODOX: THE SCANDALOUS REJECTION OF MY HASIDIC ROOTS. NOW A NETFLIX SERIES.
AVAILABLE FOR VIRTUAL READINGS, PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND Q & A'S
Keynote speaker topics: Unorthodox, The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots
Deborah Feldman is the author of the New York Times Bestselling memoir, Unorthodox, The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots (Simon and Schuster, 2012), which she wrote at the ages of 25 about her life as a member of the Hasidic community in Satmar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Since then, Unorthodox, debuted as a four part original series on Netflix in March 2020.
In 2014, she wrote Exodus, a memoir of post-religious alienation and identity (Blue Rider Press,2014.) Her work has been translated into Hebrew (Kinneret) Polish (Poradnia K.) and German (Secession Verlag) with Dutch and Italian versions coming soon.
Deborah currently lives in Berlin, Germany with her twelve-year-old son. She writes in German, which is closer to her first language, Yiddish, and her first novel will be published by Secession Verlag in Germany in Autumn of 2018.