Evan Fallenberg (www.evanfallenberg.com) is the author of two novels—Light Fell (Soho Press, 2008) and When We Danced on Water (HarperCollins, 2011)—and a noted translator of modern Hebrew literature, plays, and libretti. He has won or been shortlisted for many prizes, including an American Library Association Award for Literature; the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction; the PEN Translation Prize; and the Times Literary Supplement of London Prize for Translation of Hebrew Literature. Fallenberg directs the fiction and literary translation programs at Bar-Ilan University of Tel Aviv and was a regular international fiction faculty member of the low-residency MFA program in creative writing at City University of Hong Kong. The recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Vermont Studio Center, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ledig-Rowohlt Foundation (Chateau de Lavigny), and Banff Centre for the Arts, Fallenberg serves as an advisor to the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and as a judge for the Galtelli Literary Prize, Sardinia. He is the artistic director of the Mishkenot Shaananim Translation Residency program in Jerusalem and founder and artistic director of Arabesque: An Arts and Residency Center in Old Acre.
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