Life on Sandpaper by Yoram Kaniuk
(Hebrew Literature Series)

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Susan Sontag writes: "Of the novelists I have discovered in translation... the three for whom I have the greatest admiration are Gabriel García Márquez, Peter Handke, and Yoram Kaniuk."


About Yoram Kaniuk

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Yoram Kaniuk (1930-2013) was one of Israel’s leading writers. After being wounded in Israel’s 1948 War of Independence, he moved to New York for 10 years. A novelist, painter, and journalist, Kaniuk published novels, memoirs, short stories, nonfiction, and books for children and young adults. Named an Officer in France's Order of Arts and Letters in 2012, Kaniuk was also the recipient of the Méditerranée Étranger (2000), the Newman Prize (2006), the Kugel Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2008), the France-Israel Foundation Award (2010), and the Sapir Prize (2010). In 2011, he received an Honorary Doctorate from Tel Aviv University. Kaniuk’s books have been published in 20 languages.   Anthony Berris was born in the UK and has lived in Israel for most of his life, working as a teacher and freelance translator.
Published February 1, 2011 by Dalkey Archive Press. 400 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The Paris Review

Was there the same stigma associated with leaving Israel back in the 1950s, when you came to that other Jewish homeland, Greenwich Village?.

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