Madelaine Zadik is a writer, artist and plant lover who lives in the wooded hills of western Massachusetts. She was a co-owner of Lunaria: A Feminist Bookstore in Northampton, Massachusetts.
A former educator at the Botanic Garden of Smith College and editor of Botanic Garden News, she now devotes herself to writing. Her essay Avoidance was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Madelaine is busy crafting personal essays and is currently working on a memoir about her relationship with her Aunt Helga, whom she never knew except through letters Helga wrote from prison in Nazi Germany. Madelaine was a speaker at Liberation75, an International Conference to mark the 75th anniversary of liberation from the Holocaust.
Her work appears in a variety of literary journals—see publications.