Having examined the more amusing and less glittering aspects of academy life in her critically acclaimed best seller, Seven Moral Failings, Maya Arad now turns to a more intimate and sensitive realm - family life.
In Family Pictures, a collection of three novellas, Maya Arad proves once again her talent of weaving stories, analyzing sympathetically her heroes' failings and qualities and of doing so in a brilliant, rich and precise language.
Maya Arad was born in Israel (1971) and grew up in Kibbutz Nahal-Oz. She graduated in Classics and Linguistics at the Tel Aviv University and has a Ph.D. in Linguistics from London University. She taught at Stanford University.
Her first book Another Place, a Foreign City, a novel in rhymes, also published by Xargol, won the Ministry of Education and Culture award and in 2005 was Shortlisted for the Sapir prize (the Israeli Booker). In 2006 it was performed as a play at the Cameri Theater.
After having examined the funnier and less glamorous aspects of academic life in the critically acclaimed best seller Seven Moral Failings (2006), she published in 2008 a collection of three novellas, Family Pictures, examining family life.