Youval Shimoni was born in Jerusalem in 1955. He studied cinema at Tel Aviv University and first began publishing fiction in 1990. Shimoni is a senior editor at Am Oved publishers; he also teaches creative writing at Tel Aviv and Haifa Universities. He has been awarded the Bernstein Prize (2001) and the Prime Minister's Prize (2005).
Youval Shimoni’s “A Room” — a dense, stubborn, daunting, exhilarating masterpiece....