Haim Watzman

Haim Watzman is a Jerusalem-based writer and translator. He has worked with many of Israel’s leading authors and scholars, including Shlomo Avineri, David Grossman, Hillel Cohen, Amos Oz, Tom Segev, and Yuval Noah Harari. His new book, Necessary Stories, is a collection of twenty-four of the best of the more than one hundred short stories he has written over the last nine years for his monthly column of that name in the biweekly magazine The Jerusalem Report.

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Haim Watzman is a Jerusalem-based writer, journalist, and translator. He is the author of Company C: An American’s Life as a Citizen-Soldier in Israel and A Crack in the Earth: A Journey Up Israel’s Rift Valley. Haim was a 2008 finalist for the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature.

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