Aharon Appelfeld (1932-2018) was born in Czernowitz. His work, which includes the novels Badenheim 1939, The Iron Tracks, and Katerina, has won numerous prizes, including the 2012 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for Blooms of Darkness.

An Introduction to ‘Katerina’

In a note to his Ukrainian readers dictated before his death last year, Aharon Appelfeld explains the sources of his haunting novel of prewar Poland


On the Edge of Our City

A Holocaust survivor wrestles with the angel of history on the beach in Tel Aviv


Café Society

Humming with immigrant voices, the coffee houses of Jerusalem fueled the imagination of a young refugee writing his way into a new world.

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