Edna Shemesh

Edna Shemesh was born in Romania in 1953 and came to Israel with her family when she was five. She holds a BA in English literature and theater studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Shemesh works as a lecturer, and as a Hebrew-English-Hebrew translator; she is also a freelance journalist for the Hebrew and English-language press in Israel. Her short stories have been published in a number of literary periodicals. Shemesh has received the Women Writers of the Mediterranean Award sponsored by UNESCO (France, 2002), and won first prize in a short story competition held by the literary journal Iton 77 (2004). Her short story collection Amstel was shortlisted for the prestigious Sapir Literary Prize (2008), and in 2017 she received a MacDowell fellowship.

Books Published in Hebrew

Amstel (stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2007 [Amstel] (novel) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2007
The Sand Dunes of Paris (novel) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2013 [Dyunot Ha-Chol Shel Paris]
Hotel Malta (novel) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2015 [Otel Malta]

Books in Translation

English: Tel Aviv, NYO Publishing House, 2017
English: Tel Aviv, NYO Publishing House, 2017; Kindle book: Amazon Digital Services, 2017

Amstel

English: The Author, 2017, NYO Publishing House, 2017; Kindle book: Amazon Digital Services, 2017