Shimon Adaf

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Shimon Adaf
Born 1972 Edit this on Wikidata
Sderot Edit this on Wikidata
Awards Sapir Prize for Literature Edit this on Wikidata

Shimon Adaf (Hebrew: שמעון אדף‎, born 1972) is an Israeli poet and author born in Sderot.[1]


Shimon Adaf's first book of poetry, Icarus' Monologue, won a prize from the Israeli Ministry of Education. In 1996–2000, Adaf studied at Tel Aviv University, simultaneously writing articles on literature, film and rock music for Israeli newspapers. In 2000–2005, he worked as a prose editor for Keter Publishing House.

In 2013, he won Israel's prestigious Sapir Prize for his novel "Mox Nox."[2]



  • Icarus' Monologue, 1997
  • What Which I Thought Shadow Is the Real Body, 2002
  • Aviva-No, 2009


(All titles given in approximate English translation)

  • One Mile and Two Days Before Sunset, 2004
  • The Buried Heart, 2007
  • Sunburnt Faces, 2008
  • Frost, 2010
  • Mox Nox, 2011
  • Undercities, 2012
  • The Wedding Gifts, 2014
  • Detective's Complaint, 2015



  1. ^ Naama Gershy (2 July 2008). "Netivot, the heart of everything". Haaretz. Archived from the original on 21 November 2008. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Israel's top literary award, Sapir Prize, goes to Shimon Adaf". Haaretz. 17 February 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 

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