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Meir Shalev

Meir Shalev is one of Israel's most celebrated novelists, born in 1948 on Nahalal, Israel's first moshav. His books have been translated into twenty-five languages and his honors include the National Jewish Book Award and Israel's Brenner Prize for A Pigeon and a Boy.

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Joanna Chen

Joanna Chen's full-length literary translations include Agi Mishol’s Less Like a Dove (Shearsman Books), Yonatan Berg’s Frayed Light (Wesleyan Poetry Series, a finalist for the Jewish National Book Awards) and Meir Shalev’s My Wild Garden (Penguin Random House). She teaches literary translation at the Helicon School of Poetry in Tel Aviv and regularly contributes interviews and lyric essays to The Los Angeles Review of Books. You can find more of her work in Guernica, Narratively, and Mantis, among others.