Meir Shalev is one of Israel’s most celebrated authors, having previously worked in television and radio. He has written seven novels, many children’s books and several works of nonfiction. His books have been translated into many languages and he is a bestselling writer also in Russia, Holland and Germany.
He is the recipient of many international awards for his work , as well as the Prime Minister’s Prize and the prestigious Brenner Prize (2006) awarded by the Hebrew Writers Association in Israel.
His most recent books include a family memoir My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner (2011), a book of essays about the Bible Beginnings: Reflections on the Bible's Intriguing Firsts (2011), and an unconventional literary novel Two She-Bears (2013).