Conversations With Israeli Authors: Dror Mishani
Hosted By: The National Library of Israel (NLI)
Hebrew Book Month at the National Library of Israel includes a series of meetings with famous Israeli authors whose works have been translated into English and other languages. During the month of June, you will have the opportunity to not only meet but also engage with leading contemporary Israeli writers.
This series of meetings is moderated by the prominent Israeli journalist and literary critic Yuval Avivi.
Join us for the first meeting in the series – a conversation with Dror Mishani.
Dror Mishani is a best-selling crime writer, screenwriter and literary scholar, specializing in the history of crime fiction. His novels were translated into more than 20 languages, and won numerous international prizes, including the prestigious Martin Beck Award for best crime novel translated into Swedish, and the Prix Mystère de la critique in France.
Mishani’s novels include: The Missing File (HarperCollins, 2013); A Possibility of Violence (HarperCollins, 2014); The Man Who Wanted to Know Everything (HarperCollins, 2016); Conviction (Riverrun, forthcoming in 2022); aa well as the stand-alone thriller, Three (Riverrun 2020).
Television and Film: A cinematic adaptation of his first novel, “The Missing File” was made by French film director Eric Zonca (Black Tide, 2018, with Vincent Cassel and Romain Duris) while an eight-episode TV drama based on the first novels in the Avraham series was made by Keshet Studios in Israel (2019). In 2022, an American TV adaptation of the novel, created and written by David E. Kelley, directed by Barry Levinson and titled The Missing, was produced by Universal studios for Peacock. Wisdom of the Crowd, an American crime drama produced by CBS (2017) is based on an original idea by Mishani, who also served as executive producer. Another series, Prisionero Numero Uno, a 60-episode drama, was produced by Telemundo (2019).
Sunday, June 12th
8 pm Israel / 7 pm CET / 6 pm UK / 1 pm EST
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