Meeting with Israeli authors Yael Neeman and Sara Shilo

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During this meeting, hosted by Paweł Smoleński (Gazeta Wyborcza), we will get to know two important contemporary Israeli writers, and present their books, both of which have been published in Polish by Czarne: Yael Neeman’s Byliśmy przyszłością (We Were the Future) and Sara Shilo’s Krasnoludki nie przyjdą  (The Falafel King is Dead).

Yael Neeman – born in 1960 in Yehiam Kibbutz in Galilee. She left the kibbutz in her early twenties to live in Tel Aviv, where she studied literature and philosophy. Her works include Orange Tuesday (Am Oved 1998) and Rumours about Love (Katom 2004) as well as stories and poems in “Mitaam.” Her autobiographical novel about childhood and growing up in a kibbutz, We were the Future, appeared in 2011. The book became a literary bestseller and was nominated for the Sapir Prize in 2011.

Sara Shilo was born in 1958 in Jerusalem. She currently lives in a small town in the north of Israel with her family. Apart from The Falafel King is Dead she has also written a number of books for children. She has received many prestigious awards, including the Sapir Prize for Literature (2007), the Tel Aviv University Award as well as a Ministry of Culture award for the best debut.

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