Shimon Adaf (b. 1972)

Shimon Adaf is a poet, novelist, and musician. He is a founding member of Ev, a literary group that seeks to “introduce into Hebrew literature a new poetical language merging ancient and modern Hebrew.”* Born to Moroccan immigrants, he is from and often writes about Sderot. Here are some resources:

Biography at Institute for Translation of Hebrew Literature

Songs of Sderot at TLV1 presents poetry in English translation against background of Adaf’s music, in Hebrew.

*This statement is repeated on many websites, including Adaf’s Institute for Translation of Hebrew Literature page. It appears, e.g., in this Ben Gurion University announcement of the Sapir Prize in 2013; no further information about Ev seems to be available (in English, at least), however.

from 2013 Sapir Prize Announcement

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