Israeli author Appelfeld named to Mann Booker shortlist

January 25, 2013 03:17


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Israeli author Aharon Appelfeld was named to the shortlist for the Mann Booker International Prize for lifetime achievement.

Appelfeld, 80, was among 10 authors from around the world who were chosen for the prestigious prize in 2013. The winner will be announced in May.Appelfeld writes fiction in Hebrew -- a language he learned in his teens after escaping a German concentration camp, joining the Soviet army and living in a displaced persons camp in Italy before arriving in prestate Israel in 1946. Most of his work focuses on Jewish life in Europe before, during and after World War II.

Others on the shortlist are Lydia Davis and Marilynne Robinson of the United States; U R Ananthamurthy, India; Intizar Husain, Pakistan; Yan Lianke, China; Marie NDiaye, France; Josip Novakovich, Canada; Vladimir Sorokin, Russia; and Peter Stamm, Switzerland.

Related Content

Breaking news
June 17, 2019
Iran say it will reach allowed enriched uranium limit in 10 days


Cookie Settings