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Yishai Sarid

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Yishai Sarid

Internationally-acclaimed and award-winning author
The Israeli Institution for Hebrew Literature

Yishai Sarid was born in 1965 in Tel Aviv. He is the son of then late senior politician and journalist Yossi Sarid.  

Sarid studied law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and received a graduate degree in public administration from Harvard University. He has worked in the State Attorney's office as a prosecutor for criminal cases; he now works as an attorney in the private sector. He also contributes articles to the Hebrew press.  

Sarids’s novels have been translated into twelve languages and have won literary prizes. His second novel, Limassol, won the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière for Best Foreign Crime Novel (France, 2011), the SNCF Award (France, 2011), the Maria Giorgetti International Award (Italy, 2013), and was shortlisted for the prestigious IMPAC Award (Dublin, 2012). The Third, his fourth novel, won the Bernstein Prize (Israel 2016). His fifth novel, The Memory Monster, was named a Notable Book by the New York Times Book Review in 2020. 

17 October 2021
The Hof
On Writing and Politics – A Discussion with Three Authors from Israel