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Agur Schiff

Contributor

Agur Schiff

Agur Schiff was born in Tel Aviv in 1955 and is a graduate of St. Martin's School of Art in London, where he specialized in animation. He won critical acclaim as a filmmaker before turning to writing. His award-winning debut collection of short stories, Dying Animals and Bad Weather (1995), was followed by a second collection entitled Stories for Short Trips (1999) and three novels: Bad Habits (2004), What You Wished For (2007), and In the Sand (2010).

Schiff was awarded the Israel Prime Minister's Prize for literature in 2009.

He is a senior lecturer at the Bezalel Academy of Art & Design in Jerusalem and lives in Tel aviv with his wife and two children.

Articles by Agur Schiff

from “What You Wished For”
By Agur Schiff
The Kid was back. Ziggy heard the dog’s toenails clicking on the floor while he did his usual dance. But for the Kid the dog also added yelps of joy to the ritual. The dog was more attached to the…
Translated from Hebrew by Jessica Cohen
Multilingual
How Old is the Queen of England?
By Agur Schiff
The old dog lumbers beside me, exhaling and inhaling laboriously and tracking my steps with her bowed head turned white with old age. Owls perch on the branches canopying the path, against the indigo…
Translated from Hebrew by Jessica Cohen
Multilingual
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