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Evan Fallenberg is the author of the novelsLight Fell (Soho Press 2008), When We Danced on Water (HarperCollins 2011) andThe Parting Gift (Other Press 2018) and a translator of Hebrew fiction, plays and films, including Meir Shalev’sA Pigeon and a Boy, winner of the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction and a finalist for the PEN Translation Prize. His first novel,Light Fell, won the American Library Association Award for Literature and the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction.
Fallenberg teaches at Bar-Ilan University and is faculty co-director of the Vermont College of Fine Arts International MFA in Creative Writing & Literary Translation. He is the recipient of writing and translation fellowships in the US, Canada, Switzerland, Iceland and China and is the founder of Arabesque: An Arts and Residency Center in Old Acre. Fallenberg is the artistic director of the Translation Residency program at Mishkenot Shaananim.