Sonia Pilcer

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Sonia Pilcer was born in Augsburg, Germany, and raised in the boroughs of New York City. Her latest book, “The Last Hotel: A Novel in Suites,” is based on the residential hotel her father managed on the Upper Westside in the ‘70s. “Teen Angel,” her first novel, launched Pilcer’s career in her twenties. It was bought by Universal Studios and she wrote the screenplay with Garry Marshall. The book has recently been reissued in a 35th Year Anniversary Edition. Her other novels include “Maiden Rites,” “Little Darlings,” and “I-Land: Manhattan Monologues.” Her adaptation of “I-Land” played at the Thirteenth Street Repertory Theater for six years. Most recently, “The Holocaust Kid,” her deepest and most personal book, explored the meaning of being “2G,” a second generation Holocaust survivor. Her theatrical adaptation was staged at Shakespeare & Co. in Lenox, Mass. Sonia Pilcer teaches at Berkshire Community College and the Writers Voice in New York City, as well as privately.

Articles by Sonia Pilcer

A trip to Burning Man

Sunday, 4 Sep 2016 - The rules are simple: No commerce, bring what you need to survive, leave no trace, partici ...

Poem: Yizkor

Wednesday, 23 Sep 2015 - Yizkor, in Hebrew, means "Remember." It is a memorial prayer recited four times a year. On ...

Poem: For Yom HaShoah

Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 - Two by two, we boarded the boat Noah’s grateful beasts To salvage what was left. ...