Dinah Berland

Author, "Hours of Devotion: Fanny Neuda's Book of Prayers for Jewish Women"

Dinah Berland is an award-winning poet and book editor. Her book, Hours of Devotion: Fanny Neuda’s Book of Prayers for Jewish Women (Schocken Books), is a verse adaptation of a 19th-century prayer book by the first woman to have written a Jewish prayer book for women. Dinah’s poems have appeared in the Antioch Review, Ploughshares, and The Iowa Review, among many other publications. She received a Silver International Award in the Atlanta Review, was twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and received an international poetry fellowship from the California Arts Council. She works as senior editor in Getty Publications at the J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles, where her book projects have received awards from the Association of University Presses, the Association of American Publishers, and many other institutions. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Dinah earned her BFA and MA in art and, at age 55, went on to receive her MFA in creative writing from Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, North Carolina. In the 1980s she wrote stories on senior life as an editor for Leisure World News in Seal Beach, California. Visit Dinah's website at