Member Profile

Edeet Ravel

Edeet Ravel is the author of three internationally acclaimed novels on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Edeet’s most recent novel, Your Sad Eyes and Unforgettable Mouth, was was selected for the "Globe 100" list of top books of the year. Edeet also writes for children and teens. The Saver, for young adults, follows the successful Pauline btw series for middle grade readers; all four books were OLA Best Bets and Canadian Children’s Book Centre Choice Selections.

Edeet was born on an Israeli kibbutz and holds a PhD in Jewish Studies from McGill University. She taught for twenty years at McGill, Concordia and John Abbott College. Edeet currently resides in Guelph with her daughter and teaches Creative Writing online.

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Publications

A Wall of Light. Random House Canada, 2005.
Look for Me. Random House Canada, 2004.
Ten Thousand Lovers. Headline, 2003.
Your Sad Eyes and Unforgettable Mouth. Penguin, 2008
The Saver. Groundwood, 2008
Pauline btw Series (three books). Raincoast, 2007

Awards

Norma Epstein National Fiction Award for Lovers, A Midrash.
Finalist, Governor General’s Award for Ten Thousand Lovers.
Finalist, Koret Jewish Book Award for Ten Thousand Lovers.
Finalist, Quebec Writers Federation Award for Ten Thousand Lovers.
Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction for Look for Me.
Canadian Jewish Book Award, 2006
Finalist, Giller Prize for A Wall of Light, 2005
Finalist, Regional Commonwealth Prize for A Wall of Light, 2005
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

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