Profile

Evan Fallenberg is the author of the novels Light Fell (Soho Press, 2008), When We Danced on Water (HarperCollins, 2011) and The Parting Gift (Other Press, 2018), and a noted translator of modern Hebrew literature, plays and libretti.

He has won or been shortlisted for, among others, the American Library Association’s Barbara Gittings Stonewall Book Award for Literature; the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction; the National Jewish Book Award in fiction; and the PEN Translation Prize. He is a graduate of VCFA and teaches fiction and literary translation at Bar-Ilan University, Tel Aviv. The recipient of writing residencies from the MacDowell Colony, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ledig-Rowohlt Foundation of Switzerland, Sun Yat-sen University of China and Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, Fallenberg serves as a judge for several literary prizes, is artistic director of the Mishkenot Shaananim Translation Residency program in Jerusalem, and founder and artistic director of Arabesque: An Arts and Residency Center in Old Acre.

Education

MFA - Writing | Vermont College of Fine Arts

Evan Fallenberg

Faculty Co-Director, International MFA in Creative Writing & Literary Translation

James Scudamore

Faculty, International MFA

Sybil Baker

Faculty, International MFA

Robin Hemley

Faculty, International MFA

Tabish Khair

Faculty, International MFA

Madeleine Thien

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