At the Berlin Wall for the Toronto Star, with Andrew Stawicki, Nov. 1989.

Nomi was trained as a journalist at the Toronto Star newspaper, which sent her to cover the 1989 opening of the Berlin Wall. She moved to Berlin a year later, where she wrote for the San Francisco Chronicle, Financial Post of Canada, CBC Radio, the Sydney Morning Herald and others, before becoming a correspondent for Time Magazine. Upon returning to Canada in 1995, she worked as Senior Writer and Deputy World Editor at Maclean’s, Canada’s national news magazine. In 1998, she headed abroad again as Jerusalem-based Middle East Bureau Chief for Knight Ridder Newspapers (now McClatchy). At the time, Knight Ridder owned the Miami Herald, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Detroit Free Press, the San Jose Mercury News and 30 other daily newspapers. She wrote from Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Pakistan. She covered the 2000 Camp David peace talks, the first year of the al-Aqsa Intifada and other historic events in the Middle East.

Since moving to Calfornia in 2001, Nomi has written freelance for Newsweek and the Los Angeles Times. She wrote a Sunday column on foreign affairs at the Santa Barbara News-Press. She has been a book reviewer for Canada’s Globe and Mail, and has published essays, op-eds and features stories in magazines and journals including the Queen’s Quarterly, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and the literary journal Ascent.



Click on the publications below to view Nomi’s Published work:


Essays & Book Reviews

Los Angeles Review of Books | Globe and Mail |
Queen’s Quarterly



Los Angeles Times | Knight Ridder Newspapers (McClatchy)



Maclean’s | TIME | Newsweek


Other Writing

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