An Introduction to Raz Tal by Kristina Marie Darling

Raz Tal is an exciting voice in contemporary nonfiction. In prose as luminous as it is suspenseful, she raises compelling questions about power dynamics in romantic relationships: How are these structures of power shaped by history and tradition? What is the relationship between power and violence? And how can women reclaim agency in a cultural moment fraught with tension?

Raz Tal holds an MFA from Columbia University and is a military intelligence unit veteran. Raz is founder of the dating advice column, Smart Girl Knows, where she offers hilariously true advice on modern love. Her writing has appeared in The Rumpus, Betches, Hey Alma, Medium, P.S. I Love You, Forbes Israel, NoCamels,and The Israel Association of Writers in English Literary Magazine.