Leading author Meir Shalev was born in 1948 in Nahalal, Israel`s first moshav, where he also grew up. He later moved to Jerusalem, where he lives today. After studying psychology at the Hebrew University, Shalev became well-known as the producer and moderator of radio and TV programs. He is also a regular columnist in the Israeli press, in particular for Yedioth Ahronoth. His novels have been bestsellers abroad as well as in Israel; he has also written two non-fiction books and five books for children. Shalev has been awarded the Bernstein Prize (1989), the Juliet Club Prize (Italy, 1999), the Wizo Prize in France, Israel and Italy, the Brenner Prize (2006) and the American National Jewish Book Award for The Pigeon and the Boy (2007). His work has been published abroad in over 20 languages.

Appearing in partnership with Vered Israel Cultural Educational Program.

Festival: 2009 (spring)

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