Yishai Sarid

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Yishai Sarid
ישי שריד
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Born 1965
Tel Aviv, Israel
Occupation Lawyer, Writer, Novelist, and Journalist
Nationality Israeli
Notable works Limassol
Notable awards Won best international crime novel 2011 at the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière, nominated for 2012 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, SNCF Literary Award 2011, all for Limassol. Won the 2016 Bernstein literary prize for "The Third".

Yishai Sarid (Hebrew: ישי שריד‎‎) is an Israeli author and novelist. His second book, Limassol, became a best-seller,[1] the book became particularly popular after the assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai in 2010. His fourth book, "The Third", became a major subject of public and literary discussion in Israel. Sarid works full-time as an attorney, formerly as a public prosecutor and now privately.[2]

Early life[edit]

Sarid was born in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1965.[2] He is the son of senior politician and journalist Yossi Sarid.

He studied law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.[3] Sarid served as an officer in the Israeli Army.


  • The Investigation of Captain Erez (novel), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2000
  • Limassol (novel), Am Oved, 2009
  • Naomi's Kindergarten, Am Oved, 2013
  • The Third, Am Oved, 2015. It takes place in the third Temple which will be built in Jerusalem, after the state of Israel will be replaced by the religious kingdom of Judea.

Limassol has been translated into 8 languages.[2] Naomi's Kindergarten has been translated to German and was shortlisted for the Sapir literary Prize in Israel. The Third became a best seller in Israel and won the 2016 Bernstein literary prize.


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