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The moment that he decided to write prose was a
blessed moment for the Hebrew literature of our times.
—Gilad Seri Levy







alex Alex Epstein

Alex Epstein was born in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) in 1971 and moved to Israel when he was eight years old. He is the author of four collections of short stories and three novels; his work has also been translated into Russian, French, Greek, Spanish, Hungarian, Dutch, Croatian, Polish, and Italian. In 2003 he was awarded Israel’s Prime Minister’s Prize for Literature. In 2007 he participated in the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. He writes literary reviews for several newspapers and teaches creative writing in Tel Aviv. His short-short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in English in the Kenyon Review, Words Without Borders, the Iowa Review, Rhino, Zeek, and Natural Bridge.

author photo by Thomas Langdon


Lunar Savings Time

Blue Has No South

Most of the Page is Still Blank: Plum / Epstein Interview

Interview: Israel's New Borges

Video interview with Alex by Words Without Borders

Less is More: Alex Epstein's Poetic Prose

3 Micro-Stories at The Outlet

Ten Short Pieces at Words without Borders

The Diversity Test: A PEN World Voices Panel with Alex

Interview on 2 and 2

The Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature