About Meir Shalev

One of Israel's most celebrated novelists, Meir Shalev was born in 1948 in Nahalal, the son of Jerusalemite poet Yitzchak Shalev. His books have been translated into more than 25 languages and have been best sellers in Israel, Holland, and Germany. Honors he has received include the National Jewish Book Award and the Brenner Prize, one of Israel's top literary awards, for A Pigeon and a Boy.  A columnist for the Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth, he lives in Jerusalem and in the north of Israel.

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The Best Summer of My Life

Israeli writer Meir Shalev recounts with wry humor and great love the long, zany days spent on his grandparents’ farm in Nahalal.

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