Three Floors Up
Chair: Francesca Segal
In association with the New Israel Fund
Set in an upper-middle-class Tel Aviv apartment building, prize-winning author Eshkol Nevo’s brilliant recent novel, translated by Sondra Silverstein, presents a complex and emotionally wrought society, through revealing the turmoil, secrets, unreliable confessions and problematic decisions of the building's interconnected residents.
‘Mesmerizing... this book and its conflicted apartment dwellers stayed with me long after I finished reading, Congratulations!’ New York Times Book Review
Eshkol Nevo was born in Jerusalem in 1971 and spent his childhood years in Israel and Detroit, U.S.A. He studied copywriting at the Tirza Granot School and psychology at Tel Aviv University. Nevo teaches creative writing and thinking at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Tel Aviv University, Sapir College and the Open University. He has published a collection of short stories, a work of non-fiction and three novels. Homesick, was awarded the Book Publishers' Association's Gold Book Prize (2005).
Francesca Segal is an award-winning writer and journalist. Her first novel, The Innocents, won the Costa First Novel Award, the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction and the Sami Rohr Prize. Her second, The Awkward Age, was published in May 2017.