Conversation and reading: Meir Shalev „Mein Wildgarten“ (“My Wild Garden”)
Around his house in Northern Israel Meir Shalev has laid out a garden—with wild flowers, bushes and trees that he lovingly lavishes care upon. Every plant, every animal triggers thoughts, memories and stories. A self-portrait of the artist as a gardener, full of worldly wisdom and humor.
Meir Shalev, born in 1948 in Nahalal in the Jezreel Valley, studied psychology and worked many years as a journalist and radio and television host. He is one of the most well-known and well-loved Israeli novelists and received the Brenner Prize, Israel’s highest literary award, in 2006. His most recent novel is “Two She-Bears.” Meir Shalev regularly writes columns for the daily newspaper “Yedioth Ahronoth.” He lives in Northern Israel.
Presentation: Ute Woltron
Reading: Christoph Griesser
An event in the scope of the BUCH WIEN International Book Fair
In cooperation with the Embassy of the State of Israel and the Center for Israel Studies
Numbered ticket reservation at www.buchwien.at
Free admission as of 10:45 a.m.
Photo (c) Bastian Schweitzer