When We Danced on Water was recently short-listed for the Harold U. Ribalow Award but lost out to (the fabulous) Edith Pearlman, for her story collection Binocular Vision. Past winners include Jonathan Safran Foer, Aharon Appelfeld, Louis Begley, Joseph Epstein, Todd Gitlin, Dara Horn, Anne Michaels, Francine Prose and Tamar Yellin.
Evan is now serving as director of fiction for the
Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Bar Ilan University near Tel Aviv. He is also teaching and mentoring in the low-residency MFA writing program at City University of Hong Kong.
The Studio is up and running again. This year's season comprises a Literary Series and workshops/master classes. For details and registration, see The
Evan has been awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts for residency at the Vermont Studio Center.
Master Class with Ilana Blumberg - "Stories of Immigration" - on Monday, June 17, 9am - 4:30pm.
"Being Yair Lapid (in English): Some reflections on working with, and serving as the English voice for, Israel’s new kingmaker" in The Times of Israel.
"Gained in Translations,” The Jewish Week, Fall Literary Guide:
Light Fell named one of 20 essential reads by Seattle Public Library
English writing in Israel:
From the launching party for When We Danced on Water