Fictions in Conflict and Narrative Encounters: Israelis, Palestinians, Jews and the Stories They Tell
A public talk by award-winning Israeli author Assaf Gavron. Born in 1968, Gavron has published four novels (Ice, Moving, Almost Dead and Hydromania), a collection of short stories (Sex in the Cemetery), and a non-fiction collection of Jerusalem falafel-joint reviews (Eating Standing Up)
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Near Eastern Languages and Cultures seminar room - Humanities 389
Assaf Gavron's fiction has been translated into German, Russian, Italian, French, English, Dutch and Greek. His English translation, Almost Dead, was published in 2010 by HarperCollins in the US, Harper Canada in Canada, and 4th Estate in the UK (as CrocAttack). Among the prizes he has won is the Israeli Prime Minister's Creative Award for Authors, 2011, the Israeli Geffen award for the novel Hydromania, and the prestigious DAAD artists-in-Berlin fellowship in Germany, 2010. Almost Dead was a finalist at the Adei-Wizo prize in Italy, 2010. Gavron's work was also was adapted for the stage in Habima - Israel's national theater, and three of his novels were optioned for movies by Israeli and international film producers.
Cost: Free and open to the public
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