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Hila Amit

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(curator) is a writer whose fiction appeared in Lilith, Jalta, Emrys Journal & The Washington Square Review. Her story, ‘The Kinneret’, was selected for the Sue Lile Inman Fiction Prize. She received fellowships from The Vermont Studio Center and the McDowell Colony. Her short stories collection, Moving On From Bliss (Tel-Aviv: Am Oved, 2016), was awarded the Israeli Ministry of Culture Prize for Debut Authors. Her non fiction book, A Queer Way Out (Albany: SUNY, 2018) was awarded the AMEWS (Association of Middle East Women’s Studies) Book Award.

In 2014 she established the International Hebrew School, through which she aims to advance Hebrew learning using a queer, feministic and pluralistic method. Her book Hebrew For All (עברית לכולן) was published in 2020 in English and German. She is the co-founder of “Anu אנו نحن: Jews and Arabs Writing in Berlin”, and is curating literary events which bring together Jews and non-Jews with a Middle Eastern heritage together.


Grand Opening – The Middle East Union
Thu, 12. Aug // 20:00, BABYLON