Discipline: Literature – fiction

Hila Amit

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: Berlin, GERMANY
MacDowell fellowships: 2020

Dr. Hila Amit is the author of Moving On From Bliss (Tel-Aviv: Am Oved, 2016), which was awarded the Israeli Ministry of Culture Prize for Debut Authors, and was recently selected as one of the 10 best literary works in Hebrew for the years 2010-2020. Her work has appeared in Lilith, Jalta, Emrys Journal, and The Washington Square Review. Her story, The Kinnert, was recently selected for the Sue Lile Inman Fiction Prize.

Her non-fiction book, A Queer Way Out – The Politics of Queer Emigration from Israel (Albany: SUNY, 2018) deals with the subject of LGBT Israelis in the diaspora.It was awarded the Association of Middle East Women's Studies Book Award for 2019.

Hila Amit is also the co-founder of Anu אנו نحن: Jews and Arabs Writing in Berlin, and is curating literary events that bring together Jews and non-Jews with a Middle Eastern heritage. During her time at MacDowell, she worked on her fourth book, a novel based in Israel/Palestine and involving a relationship between two men, one Jewish and one Palestinian. She completed her third draft of the novel in the four weeks she spent in residency. In addition, she was working on another publication, a language learning book she has developed. Her book, Hebrew for All is the first queer-feminist Hebrew learning book. It is forthcoming in German and in English.



Hila Amit worked in the Veltin studio.

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