The Sapir Prize — considered to be Israel’s equivalent of the Man Booker prize — has gone to Orly Castel Bloom. The Forward speaks to Castel-Bloom about the prestigious honor and her winning book “An Egyptian Novel.”
Hebrew literature is about a lot more than just Israel, Haim Weiss argues. So why are some trying to bar expat writers from winning the country’s biggest literary prize?
Should Israeli expats be allowed to win their home country’s biggest literary prize? Talia Carner says they lost that right when they chose to move away.
Ruby Namdar has won the Sapir Prize for his novel ‘The Ruined House.’ He speaks to the Forward about living in English but writing in Hebrew.