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Shay K. Azoulay

Shay K. Azoulay was born in Tel Aviv in 1979 and grew up in Israel and the USA. Following his military service in the IDF, he studied English literature and communications at Tel Aviv University, and received a MA in creative writing from the City College of New York.

In 2012, Azoulay’s satirical play The Platoon won first place in Tzavtah theater’s Staged Reading Festival and was staged from 2014-2015 to critical acclaim. His short stories have been anthologized, received awards, and appeared in several international magazines including Tablet Magazine, Zoetrope: All Story, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Molotov Cocktail, and have been translated into Arabic, Portuguese and Italian. Azoulay has also contributed reviews to The New York Times Book Review.

Azoulay’s debut novel Lazaretto (2019) received a grant from the Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts and was named the best Israeli novel of the year by LaIsha magazine.

Azoulay currently resides in Washington DC with his wife and two sons, and is working on his next novel.

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