Israeli Author Shortlisted for Prestigious Literary Prize

April 15, 2012

By Maya Sela

Israeli novelist Yishai Sarid has been nominated for an International Impac Dublin Literary Award for his book Limassol, which was published in 2009. The award is considered one of the most prestigious in the world of fictional literature, and comes with a 100,000 Euro prize for the winning author and translator.

The novel, a thriller, tells the story of an Israeli Shin Bet agent who goes undercover to study creative writing with a Tel Aviv author and peace activist whose friend, a Palestinian poet, is the father of a wanted terrorist leader.

[The winner will be announced June 13, 2012.]

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