Waking Lions

By :  Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary Posted On Apr 24, 2018 | Author Conversations: Between the Lines | Israel

A Discussion with Author Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

Important next-generation Israeli author Ayelet Gundar-Goshen’s gripping novel narrates the aftermath of an Israeli neurosurgeon’s accidental killing of an Eritrean migrant. Newly translated from Hebrew, this tightly crafted story is as timely as it is riveting.

Dr. David Kraemer served as moderator.

About the Author

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen’s first novel, One Night, Markovitch, won the Sapir Prize in 2012 for debut novels, the Italian Adei-Wizo Prize (Florence, 2016), and the French Adei-Wizo Prize (Paris, 2017). The novel translated into 14 languages. Gundar-Goshen’s second novel, Waking Lions, won the 2017 Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize. The New York Times Book Review picked Waking Lions as Editors’ Choice, and the Wall Street Journal included the novel on its Best Summer Reads list.