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Milim Spring 2019

Ayelet Gunder-Goshen: Award-winning novelist, screenwriter and psychologist.

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, a novelist and clinical psychologist based in Israel, talks about her latest book "Liar"

Nofar is just an average teenage girl – so average that she’s almost invisible. Serving customers in an ice cream parlour all summer long, she is desperate for some kind of escape.

Then one afternoon, a terrible lie slips from her tongue. Now everyone wants to talk to Nofar: the press, her schoolmates, and the boy upstairs – the only one who knows the truth.

Written in Ayelet Gundar-Goshen’s irresistible, piercing prose, this unforgettable novel brilliantly explores how far a lie can travel – and how much we are willing to believe.

Her debut novel, One Night Markovitch, won the prestigious Sapir Prize and her second book, Waking Lions, won the JQ Wingate Prize and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Her books have been translated into 16 languages.

Ayelet is an occasional correspondent for the BBC, Financial Times, TIME magazine and the Israeli media.

Milim is delighted to welcome Ayelet Gunder-Goshen to Leeds. She will be in conversation with Jonathan Straight.


 

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