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Edition: Electric Literature
Date of issue: October 15th 2012
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Read full description of the books For My Next Illusion I Will Use Wings (excerpt):While the word counts of Alex Epstein’s “microfictions” may rarely reach triple digits, these seven stories, from his new collection, "For My Next Illusion I Will Use Wings," occupy the space of something much larger. In these microfictions, Epstein performs an act of distillation, capturing the very essence of fiction. His stories are so poignant they penetrate, resonate, and are certain to leave a profound impression.
Each of the stories featured here are also accompanied an original illustration by David Polonsky, art director of the Academy Award nominated film Waltz With Bashir.
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About the Author:
Alex Epstein was born in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) in 1971 and moved to Israel when he was eight years old. He is the author of five collections of short stories and three novels; in 2003 he was awarded Israel’s Prime Minister’s Prize for Literature. His stories have appeared in the Kenyon Review, the Iowa Review, Guernica, PEN America, World Literature Today, and elsewhere; two of his collections have appeared in English: Blue Has No South (Clockroot Books, 2010) and Lunar Savings Time (Clockroot Books, 2011). For My Next Illusion I Will Use Wings, his new collection of micro fiction, was published in Hebrew in 2012, in print and as a free digital version on Facebook.
About the Illustrator:
David Polonsky was born in Kiev, USSR in 1973. After graduating from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, he worked as an editorial illustrator and as an art director and animator for television. He has illustrated a number of best-selling children’s books and is a two-time winner of the Israel Museum Award for Children’s Books Illustration. Polonsky created the art for Ari Folman’s acclaimed animated film Waltz with Bashir (2008), which was nominated for an Academy Award and won numerous international awards. Polonsky teaches illustration at the Bezalel Academy and the Shenkar School of Design.
About the Translator:
Jessica Cohen was born in England, raised in Israel, and lives in the U.S. She translates contemporary Israeli prose, as well as commercial material from and into Hebrew. Her translations include David Grossman’s critically acclaimed To the End of The Land, and works by Etgar Keret, Rutu Modan, Yael Hedaya, and Tom Segev.
Read information about the authorA native New Yorker, Alex Epstein studied Computer Science and English at Yale University. After a year in Paris, he studied filmmaking at the University of California, Los Angeles in the School of Theatre, Film and Television, finishing with an MFA.
Throughout the 1990s, Epstein worked in the motion picture industry as a development executive. His first book, Crafty Screenwriting, came out of his experiences developing movies.
Epstein moved to Montreal in 2000 and began his career as a professional screenwriter. He co-created the comedy series Naked Josh, which ran for three seasons, and co-wrote the hit buddy cop comedy Bon Cop / Bad Cop.
Epstein lives in Montreal's Old Port with his wife, Lisa Hunter (author of The Intrepid Art Collector) and his two children.
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