Amichai Shalev is the author of three novels, in addition to being an accomplished editor, critic and lecturer. His latest novel, BIG GIRL, was published to great critical acclaim. His previous book, THE MENTALS, was nominated for the Sapir Prize, the Israeli equivalent of the Booker. Shalev was the editor of the literary division of YNET, Israel’s largest online newspaper, and he has also worked for Ha’aretz. He is currently an editor at Am Oved Publishing and teaches creative writing at several Israeli colleges. In 2012 Shalev received Prime Minister’s Award.