Speakers

2019 Speakers

Noa Yedlin

Author, Creator of Stockholm, Artza Productions, Kan and Keshet

Noa Yedlin2019-02-27T23:03:11+00:00

Project Description

Noa Yedlin is recipient of the 2013 Sapir Prize for Literature (The Israeli Mann Booker). In 2014, she was named by Haaretz Magazine one of “66 Israeli women you should know”. Her writing has been likened to that of Yaakov Shabtai and Ephraim Kishon. Her book, House Arrest, for which she won the Sapir Prize, spent months at the top of the bestseller list in Israel. It is currently being adapted for the theatre and is expected to air at Tel Aviv’s Beit Lessin Theatre.

Yedlin’s new best selling novel, Stockholm, (shortlisted for the Sapir Prize 2017) has been adapted into a television series which was highly successful in Israel (the second season is on its way). The series was presented in festivals around the world, and is now being bought by TV channels worldwide.

Her previous books, a collection of satirical essays, You Ask, God Replies (Xargol/Am Oved 2005) and Track Changes (Kinneret Zmora-Bitan 2010) received rave reviews, and Yedlin was earmarked as one of the most promising voices in Israeli literature. She has also published short stories in journals and anthologies, some of which have been translated into other languages.

Yedlin has published numerous opinion pieces and articles, and has also been a presenter on television and radio. Her essay, “The Tyranny of Emotion”, was incorporated into the Israeli matriculation language examination. She teaches creative writing and gives lectures throughout Israel.

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