Gail Hareven, daughter of writer Shulamit Hareven, was born in Jerusalem in 1959. She studied behavioral sciences at Ben Gurion University of the Negev and Talmud and Jewish philosophy at the Shalom Hartman Institute. She writes on politics and feminist issues, reviews books for Ma'ariv, The Jerusalem Report and Lady Globes, and teaches writing and feminist theory. Hareven has published four novels, three collections of short stories, a book of non-fiction, and two children's books. Five of her plays have been performed on stage. In 2002, she received the Sapir Prize for her novel, My True Love. Gail visited UIUC's campus in the fall of 2006 as part of the Israel Studies Project and taught two semester-long courses in Israeli literature.
Literature and Politics: Is There Room for a Room of One's Own?
Location: 3rd Floor Levis Faculty Center
Things My Grandfather Couldn't Have Written: The Evolution of Hebrew Literature
Location: Sinai Temple