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Israeli Author Shortlisted for Prestigious Prize

Israeli novelist Yishai Sarid has made the shortlist for the prestigious Impac Dublin Literary Award.

Sarid, an attorney in his mid-40s and the son of former government minister Yossi Sarid, was chosen as one of the final 10 contenders for the 100,000 euro prize on the merit of his 2009 book “Limassol.” A gripping read, it tells the story of an Israeli intelligence agent who needs to eliminate a security threat by getting involved in Tel Aviv’s literary community. He must get close to an Israeli writer who has connections to a terrorist’s father.

“Limassol,” and the other shortlisted titles, were nominated by libraries in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, the Netherlands and the U.S., and chosen by a five-member judging panel.

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Israeli Author Shortlisted for Prestigious Prize

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