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Zeruya Shalev

Zeruya Shalev (b. 1959, Kibbutz Kinneret, Israel) is a bestselling Israeli author who has published four novels, a book of poetry and a children’s book. Her novels Love Life, Husband and Wife and Thera have been translated into 25 languages and garnered her numerous literary awards. Love Life was ranked by Der Spiegel among the 20 best novels of the last 40 years, alongside Saul Bellow and Philip Roth. A feature film of Love Life, produced in Germany, was released in 2008.
Zeruya Shalev The Remains of Love
The writing of best-selling Israeli author Zeruya Shalev has earned her multiple prizes and many adoring fans around the world. Shalev comes to Jewish Book Week to discuss her latest novel The Remains of Love – at once a meditation on the state of modern Israel and a profound exploration of family yearning, compromise and the insistent pull of the past. Hemda Horovitz is nearing the end of her life. As she lies in bed in Jerusalem, the present flickers in and out and memories fro...