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Israeli Fiction Today

Jewish Literary Foundation presents Book Week 24

Wed 6 Mar

Israeli Fiction Today

Jewish Literary Foundation presents Book Week 24

Speaker Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, Lavie Tidhar
Chair Josh Glancy

‘Leading lights of Israel’s literary landscape’ Lavie Tidhar and Ayelet Gundar-Goshen join Josh Glancy.

The last decade saw Israel’s literary landscape not only lose luminaries Amos Oz and AB Yehoshua, but the emergence of several exciting new voices.

Sunday Times News Review editor Josh Glancy is joined here by two leading lights. Ayelet Gundar-Goshen won a National Book Award for her translation of Oz’s Between Friends, a Sapir Prize for her debut novel and the Wingate for Liar, a New York Times book of the year; her latest is the powerfully compelling The Wolf Hunt. Described by the Daily Mail as ‘the leader of a new wave of Israeli literature’. Lavie Tidhar follows his award-winning novels Osama and Man Lies Dreaming with Adama, a sweeping historical epic called ‘an unstoppable masterpiece’ by Junot Díaz.

Buy a copy of The Wolf Hunt by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen and Adama by Lavie Tidhar.

This event will last approximately 1 hour, without an interval.

About the speakers:

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen is an award-winning novelist based in Israel. A clinical psychologist, she has also worked for the Israeli civil rights movement and is an award-winning screenwriter. She is the author of One Night, MarkovitchWaking Lions, which won the JQ-Wingate Prize and was a New York Times Notable Book, and Liar, which are all published by Pushkin Press. Her novels have been translated into over 15 languages.

Lavie Tidhar was born just ten miles from Armageddon and grew up on a kibbutz in northern Israel. He has since made his home in London, where he is currently a Visiting Professor and Writer in Residence at Richmond University. He won the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize for Best British Fiction, was twice longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award and was shortlisted for the CWA Dagger Award and the Rome Prize. He co-wrote Art and War: Poetry, Pulp and Politics in Israeli Fiction, and is a columnist for the Washington Post.

Josh Glancy  is News Review editor at The Sunday Times. Prior to this he was special correspondent for the paper, reporting from across Britain and the world. Before that he was the paper’s Washington bureau chief and spent five years reporting from across most of America, but never Alaska or the Dakotas. He’s also a columnist for The Jewish News.

Date:Wed 6 Mar
Start time:7pm (Doors: 6.30pm)
Venue:Hall Two

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