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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 is a writer and literary translator whose full-length literary translations include Less Like a Dove (Shearsman Books), Frayed Light (Wesleyan Poetry Series, finalist in the Jewish National Book Awards) and My Wild Garden: Notes from a Gardener’s Eden (Penguin Random House). She teaches literary translation at the Helicon School of Poetry and writes a column for The Los Angeles Review of Books blog.