Maggie Anton

About me

Maggie Anton is the award-winning author of Rashi’s Daughters, historical novels set in the household of the great medieval Jewish scholar, whose daughters studied Talmud when these sacred texts were forbidden to women. The first book of her new series, Rav Hisda’s Daughter: A Novel of Love, The Talmud and Sorcery, which takes place in 3rd-century Babylonia as the Talmud is being created, was selected for 2012 National Jewish Book Award in Fiction and Library Journal’s choice for Best Historical Fiction. A native of Los Angeles, Maggie worked for over 30 years as a clinical chemist for Kaiser Permanente before becoming an author. For more info, visit or her Facebook profile.

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