Hillel Halkin is an American-born Israeli translator, biographer, literary critic, and novelist, who has lived in Israel since 1970. Halkin translates Hebrew and Yiddish literature into English. He has translated Sholem Aleichem's Tevye the Dairyman, and major Hebrew and Israeli novelists, among them Yosef Haim Brenner, S. Y. Agnon, Shulamith Hareven, A. B. Yehoshua, Amos Oz, and Meir Shalev.
by Shulamith Hareven
Translated from the Hebrew by Hillel Halkin
“First-rate fiction, beautifully translated, by one of the world's great contemporary women writers.”
"The success of Thirst rests entirely on the author's evocative and lush prose.”
—The New York Times
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