Assaf Gavron is an acclaimed Israeli writer who has published six novels: Ice, Moving, Almost Dead, Hydromania, The Hilltop and Eighteen Lashes; a collection of short stories, Sex in the Cemetery; and a non-fiction collection of Jerusalem falafel-joint reviews, Eating Standing Up.  His fiction has been adapted for the stage in Israel’s national theater, and optioned for movies. He is the recipient of several awards including the Bernstein Prize for The Hilltop, the Israeli Prime Minister’s Creative Award for Authors, and the Prix Courrier International in France for Almost Dead. Gavron's latest novel in English, The Hilltop, was published by Scribner in the US in October 2014.



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