Gillian Lynn Katz was born in South Africa and immigrated to the United States as a teenager in 1966. She grew up in the apartheid era and has written and published extensively on that subject. In 2012 she won Second Place for her poem “Midnight” in the Greenburgh Poetry Contest. Her chapbook Kaleidoscope was published by Finishing Line Press that same year. She holds a Master of Arts in Writing from Manhattanville College and a Bachelor of Arts in Literature from Purchase College. She has taught creative writing and poetry to teenagers at the Scarsdale JCC in the Summer Arts Writing Program. Ms. Katz is currently working on a novel about her experience of culture shock as a teenage immigrant and the effect it had on her family.
Paperback: 102 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (January 31, 2020)