Nurit Kotler was born in Tel Aviv, where she lives today. She spent several years in Paris studying and practicing dance. Her short story collection Come, But Without Your Eyes [תבוא, אבל בלי העיניים], from which “Next to the Traffic Signal, Under the Streetlight” is taken, was published in 2007 by Sifriat Poalim and won the Miftanim Prize.
Arts and Culture
A new diaspora of Israelis living abroad has taken Hebrew literature far from the concerns of the State. In this short story, paranoia and coincidence turn an encounter between an Israeli businessman and an elderly gentlemen on Parisian streets into a meeting with the uncanny. –Adam Rovner, Hebrew translations editor
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