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Thane Rosenbaum is a novelist, essayist, law professor, and the son of Holocaust survivors. His novels include: The Golems of Gotham (2002), which was named one of San Francisco Chronicle's Top 100 Books and one of the New York Public Library's Best Books for Teens 2002; Second Hand Smoke, which was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award in 1999, and the novel-in-stories Elijah Visible, which received the Edward Lewis Wallant Award in 1996 for the best book of Jewish-American fiction. His articles, reviews and essays appear frequently in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, among other national publications.
Thane is the John Whelan Distinguished Lecturer in Law at Fordham Law School, where he teaches courses in human rights, legal humanities, law and literature, and also directs the Forum on Law, Culture and Society. He is the author of The Myth of Moral Justice: Why Our Legal System Fails to Do What's Right, which was selected by the San Francisco Chronicle as one of the Best Books of 2004. His forthcoming novel for young adults, The Stranger Within Sarah Stein, will be published by