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Evan Fallenberg

Evan Fallenberg is an author and translator of films, plays, and books, including Meir Shalev's A Pigeon and a Boy, winner of the 2007 National Jewish Book Award for fiction. He is the recipient of the American Library Association Barbara Gittings Stonewall Book Award for Literature, the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction, and other awards in the United States and Israel. In addition to writing and translating, he teaches literary translation and fiction at Bar-Ilan University in Tel Aviv and is faculty co-director of Vermont College of Fine Arts International MFA in Creative Writing & Literary Translation. His previous novels are When We Danced on Water (2011) and Light Fell (2008).He is a graduate of Georgetown University and serves as an advisor to the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature. He lives in Acre, Israel, where he owns a boutique hotel and arts residency center.
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