Skip to main content

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

Biography

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen is the winner of the JQ-Wingate Prize for WAKING LIONS. She is a clinical psychologist, has worked for the Israeli civil rights movement, and is an award-winning screenwriter. She won Israel’s prestigious Sapir Prize for best debut. WAKING LIONS, her first novel published in the United States, has been published in 17 countries and was a New York Times Notable Book.

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

Books by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen - Fiction

Nofar is an average teenage girl --- so average, in fact, that she's almost invisible. Serving customers ice cream all summer long, she is desperate for some kind of escape. One afternoon, a terrible lie slips from her tongue. And suddenly everyone wants to talk to her: the press, her schoolmates, even the boy upstairs. He is the only one who knows the truth, and he is demanding a price for his silence. Then Nofar meets Raymonde, an elderly immigrant whose best friend has just died. Raymonde keeps her friend alive the only way she knows how, by inhabiting her stories. But soon, Raymonde's lies take on a life of their own.

by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Married to a beautiful police officer and father of two young boys, neurosurgeon Eitan Green has the perfect life. Then, speeding along a deserted moonlit road after an exhausting hospital shift, he hits someone. Seeing that the man, an African migrant, is beyond help, he flees the scene. When the victim's widow knocks at Eitan's door the next day, holding his wallet and divulging that she knows what happened, Eitan discovers that her price for silence is not money. It is something else entirely, something that will shatter Eitan's safe existence and take him into a world of secrets and lies he never could have anticipated.