Evan Fallenberg

Author: Evan Fallenberg

Profile: Evan Fallenberg is an American born writer and translator. He resides in Israel. ‘Light Fell’ is his debut novel. Originally, Evan is from Cleveland, Ohio, and completed his education at Georgetown University. Besides this he has studied at Switzerland also. He worked in Japan and in 1985, settled in Israel. Fallenberg holds an MFA degree in creative writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and also the BSFS in diplomacy from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

Evan Fallenberg teaches literary translation and creative writing at Bar-Ilan University located in Ramat Gan, in Israel. Besides this he is also the faculty co-director of the International low-residency MFA program at Vermont College of Fine Arts, in Creative Writing & Literary Translation. In the year 2016 he has opened an Arts and Residency Centre named Arabesque, in the heart of Old Acre, in Israel. He has renovated an ancient home in Acre recently as a writer’s retreat.

Writing style: Evan Fallenberg is a person of language and hence creativity means words, which has made him a writer. All the time, his brain is wired to making up stories. He begins writing with a completely whole narrative arc in his mind.

Published Texts:


2018 – The Parting Gift

2008 – Light Fell

2011 – When We Danced on Water

Translated Works

2015 – Mishka Ben David, Duet in Beirut

2011 – Meir Shalev, My Russian Grandmother’s American Vacuum Cleaner

2007 – Meir Shalev, A Pigeon and a Boy

2008 – Ron Leshem, Beaufort

2006 – Alon Hilu, Death of a Monk

2010 – Alon Hilu, The House of Rajani

2006 – Batya Gur, Murder in Jerusalem

Translated Novellas

2005 – Gilad Evron, The Falcon

Translated Nonfiction works

2010 – Yair Lapid, Memories After My Death

Translated Plays

2019 – Hanoch Levin, The Thin Soldier

2019 – Hanoch Levin, The Child Dreams

2019 – Hanoch Levin, The Lamenters

2019 – Hanoch Levin, Walkers in the Dark

2019 – Hanoch Levin, Krum

2007 – Gilad Evron, Only Language Remains

2010 – Gilad Evron, Ulysses on Bottles

2007 – Roni Pinkovitch

2006 – Roi Rashkes, Moving

Translated Screenplays

2012 – Savi Gabizon

2013 – Adir Miller, House of Brown

2014 – Reshef Levi, Hunting Elephants; The Arbitrator

Translated libretti

2018 – Yonatan Levi, The Sleeping Thousand

2008 – Lior Navok, The Little Mermaid

2009 – Lior Navok, Pinocchio


Awards and Acknowledgements:

Won / Shortlisted

Lambda Literary Award for Debut Fiction

American Library Association’s Barbara Gittings Stonewall Book Award for Literature

Times Literary Supplement of London Risa Domb / Porjes Prize for Translation of Hebrew Literature

Harold U. Ribalow Award

Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction; the National Jewish Book Award in Fiction

PEN Translation Prize

Samuel Goldberg Foundation Prize for Jewish Fiction by Emerging Writers

Won the Stonewall Book Award (Light Fell)

Won the Edmund White Award (Light Fell)

Shortlisted for the Lambda Literary Award (Light Fell)

Nominee for Gay Debut Fiction at the 21st Lambda Literary Awards (Light Fell)

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