Frimet Goldberger is a writer and award-winning journalist. She is presently pursuing an MFA at New York University where she is working on her second book.
Frimet has written widely about growing up in the Hasidic community of Kiryas Joel and ultimately leaving with her husband and children. Her writing owes its authenticity and authority to the author’s life experiences. Her essays and op-eds have appeared in The New York Times, CNN, Electric Literature, The Forward, among others. Frimet's radio stories have been broadcast on PRI's The World and on BBC World Service. Her story on the cover-up of sex abuse in the Hasidic enclave of New Square, New York, was awarded a 2015 Ippies Award for best investigative/in-depth story, and was also a finalist for a 2015 Deadline Club Award.
Frimet lives in Suffern, NY with her husband and children. Her debut novel, Turn it Over, is about a couple in an arranged marriage who leave the constraints of their ultra-strict Hasidic community and manage to retain familial relationships even as they struggle to keep their marriage intact.