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

Ira Sukrungruang

Faculty, International MFA

Jason Grunebaum

Faculty, International MFA

Madeleine Thien

Faculty, International MFA

Robin Hemley

Faculty, International MFA

Mark Polizzotti

Faculty, International MFA

Sybil Baker

Faculty, International MFA