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Ayman Sikseck

איימן סיכסק

Ayman Sikseck is an Israeli-Arab author, literary critic and opinion journalist, who writes in Hebrew. He was born in 1984 in Jaffa, where he still lives today, and holds a BA in English literature and general and comparative literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His successful debut novel, To Jaffa, was published in 2010, and translated to Arabic and German. His writing tackles questions of national identity and the still-evolving social fabric in Israel.

Sikseck won the National Library of Israel’s 2013/2014 scholarship to encourage young Israeli writers following his debut novel. His second novel, Blood Ties (Tishrin, in Hebrew, published in 2016), was a runaway bestseller in Israel and won him the Prime Minister’s Prize in 2017. Blood Ties was nominated for the prestigious Sapir Literary Prize.

Sikseck currently works as a journalist and news anchor for i24news TV channel in English. He is working on his third novel.

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