Meir Wieseltier

Meir Wieseltier was born in 1941 in Moscow and came to Israel as a child after spending two years in Europe. In 2000 Wieseltier received the Israel Prize for Literature, the most prestigious award in the country. He is an associate professor at the University of Haifa, and has translated English, French and Russian poetry into Hebrew, as well as several Shakespeare plays, and novels by Virginia Woolf, Charles Dickens and E.M. Forster. His own work has been translated into Arabic, Chinese, Czech, English, French, German, Japanese and many other languages.