short bio 

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 translated into 12 languages, adapted for the stage at Israel's national theater, and optioned for movies. He is the recipient of awards in Israel, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. Gavron's latest novel in English, The Hilltop, was published by Scribner in the US in 2014.