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Esty G. Hayim

Esty G. Hayim is the author of four novels, a short story collection and a play. She studied theater at Tel Aviv University and teaches creative writing at Kibbutzim College of Education and in Hanegev University. Her latest novel, Corner People, was published to wide critical acclaim and awarded the 2014 Brenner Prize. She received the Israeli Prime Minister's Levi Eshkol Literary Award in 2015 and in 2002. She also won the Keren Rabinovich Translation Award in 2016. The novel Corner People was translated into Italian and published in Italy in 1917 by Stampa Alternativa publishing house. In October 2018 it won the second prize for the Adewi-Wizzo literary prize in Italy. The novel is going to be published in French and other languages this year. Hayim, whose short stories have appeared in anthologies worldwide, is also a literary reviewer for Ha'aretz and has acted with the Cameri Theatre, a leading Israeli repertory theater, in Hanoch Levin's plays and others.