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Yael Hedaya

Yael Hedaya was born in Jerusalem in 1964, and now lives in Messilat Zion. She holds a BA in philosophy and liberal arts from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and received an MA in English literature and creative writing from New York University. Hedaya has worked as a journalist and columnist for the mass circulation daily Yedioth Ahronoth and the Tel Aviv weekly, Ha'Ir. She was also one of the head writers of the acclaimed TV series In Treatment adapted by HBO. At present, she teaches creative writing at the Hebrew University and screenwriting at Sapir College. Hedaya was awarded the Peime Minister's Prize in 2001, and her novel, Accidents, was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award in 2006.

Books Published in Hebrew
Dramatic Persona (novel), Sifriat Ma’ariv, 1994 [Ha-Nefashot Ha-Po'alot]
Housebroken (novellas), Am Oved, 1997 [Shlosha Sipurei Ahava]
Accidents (novel), Am Oved, 2001 [Teunot]
Eden (novel), Am Oved, 2005 [Eden]
Wednesday Evening (novel) Am Oved, 2011 [Revi'i Ba-Erev] 

Books in Translation
Dutch: Amsterdam, Meulenhoff, 1999
German: Zurich, Diogenes, 2000
Italian: Torino, Einaudi, 2001
English: New York, Metropolitan, 2001; pback: New York, Picador, 2002
French: Arles, Actes Sud, 2002

German: Zurich, Diogenes, 2003; pback: 2004 
English: New York, Metropolitan, 2005; pback: New York, Picador, 2006 

Dutch: Amsterdam, Meulenhoff, 2007
German: Zurich, Diogenes, 2008; pback: 2010 
English: New York, Metropolitan, 2010; pback: New York, Picador, 2011

Matti (novella, in Housebroken)
German: Zurich, Diogenes, 2006; pback: 2008

The Happiness Game (novella, in Housebroken)
German: Zurich, Diogenes, 2013

Yael Hedaya