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Fred Skolnik 

Fred Skolnik  by bigpulp

Fred Skolnik was born in New York City and has lived in Israel since 1963, working mostly as an editor and translator. He is best known as the editor in chief of the 22-volume second edition of the Encyclopaedia Judaica, winner of the 2007 Dartmouth Medal and hailed as a landmark achievement by the Library Journal. Now writing full time, he has published dozens of stories in the past few years (in TriQuarterlyGargoyleThe MacGuffinMinnetonka ReviewLos Angeles ReviewPrism ReviewWords & ImagesLierary House ReviewThird Coast, etc.). His novel The Other Shore (Aqueous Books, 2011), set in Israel in the 1980s, is an epic work depicting Israeli society at a critical juncture in its recent history.