Roy Chen

Roy Chen is a writer, playwright, and translator. He is the author of the novels Great Uproar (2023) and Souls, translated into Italian, Russian, and now being translated into English. Since 2007, he has been the house playwright of Gesher Theater (Jaffa), where his plays are staged, including Anybody Here, In the Tunnel, The Odyssey, Floating Island, and more. He has translated classic works of fiction and over 40 plays from Russian, French, English, and Italian into Hebrew, and is the recipient of many awards including the Rosenblum Performing Arts Award by the city of Tel Aviv (2022), the Prime Minister’s Prize for Hebrew Literary Works (2022), and the Yitzhak Navon Ministry of Culture and Sports Award for the Preservation and Cultivation of Israeli Cultures (2017).