Made possible by KUNSTENISRAËL


25-11-12  Arte en Amicitiae, Amsterdam

Who will win the WIZO price for Literature 2012? Nominated are Jessica Durlacher, Assaf Gavron, Sarah Glidden, Chaja Polak, Jonathan Tropper, and Leon de Winter. During an interesting afternoon there is opportunity for discussion with authors present. And of course they will announce the winner of the WIZO for Literature 2012. Everyone is welcome whether you read the books or not.

KUNSTENISRAËL has helped make possible that Assaf Gavron, the Israeli participant, could participate in this event.

Assaf Gavron was Born in 1968, and 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).

His fiction has been translated into German, Russian, Italian, French, English, Dutch, Greek and Bulgarian. His English translation, Almost Dead, was published in 2010 by HarperCollins in the US, Canada and the UK (as CrocAttack).

Among the prizes he won are the Israeli Prime Minister’s Creative Award for Authors, 2011, the Israeli Geffen award for the novel Hydromania, and the DAAD artists-in-Berlin fellowship in Germany, 2010.