One of Israel’s most celebrated novelists, Meir Shalev is the author of 8 novels, 3 nonfiction books, and several children stories. His books have been bestsellers in Israel, Holland, and Germany. Shalev is the recipient of the Juliet Club Prize (Italy); The Prime Minister’s Prize (Israel); The Chiavari (Italy); The Entholomogical Prize (Israel); The Wizo Prize in France, Israel, and Italy; and The Brenner Prize of 2006—the highest Israeli literary recognition.