Each morning in the spring of 1945, from the day the war ended and the trains began bringing them home, her father…
Edna Shemesh is an Israeli author, translator and book reviewer; the author of short story collection Amstel (2007) and novels The Sand Dunes of Paris (2013), Hotel Malta (2015) and Go, Pave the Sea (2018). Her fifth book, A Sensitive Woman, will hopefully be published soon. She is a two-time recipient of the “Am Hassefer” translation prize by the Israeli Ministry of Culture for the translation of The Sand Dunes of Paris and Hotel Malta into English, invited lecturer at Harvard University, SIS University of Shanghai and The National Library of New Zealand, guest of the Shanghai Writers Association and a MacDowell Fellow. She spent two unforgettable months in Queensland and Orpheus island, and wishes she could go back again.