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Tsur Shezaf

Tsur Shezaf was born in Jerusalem in 1959. He studied archaeology, geography, history, theater and marine biology at Tel Aviv University, and has worked as a research fellow at the Institute for the Philosophy and History of Ideas and Sciences. Shezaf was editor of the Keter Travel Library, as well as senior writer and editorial staff member of Masa Acher, an Israeli geographical magazine. As a journalist and photojournalist, Shezaf has been on special assignments (including to Somalia, Chechnya, South Sudan, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq and Yemen), for Masa Acher, Yedioth Ahronoth, Ynet, Haaretz, Channel 10 and Channel 1 TV, and his travels serve as the basis for his literary work. He received the Prime Minister's Prize in 2008.

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Books Published in Hebrew

Panther Trap (2 novellas), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1988 [Namer Be-Harim]
The Sea Book (travel), Yedioth Ahronoth, 1991 [Sefer Yam]
The Silk Road (travel), Keter, 1992; rev. ed. Sifriyat Masaot, 2013 [Derech Ha-Meshi]
The Dancer (novel), Am Oved, 1992 [Ha-Rakdanit]
The Road to Happiness (travel), Keter, 1994 [Ha-Derech La-Osher]
The Red Buddha (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1995 [Budha Ha-Adom]
Witchcraft in Huancabamba (travel), Keter, 1997 [Kshafim Be-Huancabamba]
Love on the Divide (novel), Xargol, 1998 [Ahava Al Kav Ha-Shever]
Storm is a Calm Place for Us (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 2000 [Se'ara Hi Makom Ragua Bishvilenu]
Panamericana (travel), Keter, 2001 [Panamericana: Masa Be-Merkaz Africa]
Shanti Shanti Balagan: An Israeli Family in India (travel), Xargol, 2004 [Shanti Shanti Balagan: Masa Israeli Be-Hodu]
Dead End (travel), Am Oved, 2007 [Sof Ha-Derech: Mota Shel Medina]
The Happy Man (novel), Xargol/ Am Oved, 2007 [Ha-Ish Ha-Meushar]
The Lost Pilot’s Wife (novel) , Xargol/ Am Oved, 2011 [Eshet Ha-Tayas She-Ne'elam]
ISIS (travel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2015 [Da'esh: Masa El Miftano Shel Ha-Satan]
The Devil from the Sataf (legends), Sifriat Masaot, 2016 [Ha-Shed Me-Ha-Sataf: Agadot Teva Eretz-Israeliyot]

Books in Translation