from the February 2010 issue
Galit Seliktar is the author of two books: Farm 54 (Fanfare/Ponent Mon, 2011), a graphic novel illustrated by Gilad Seliktar, which was nominated for the 2009 Angoulême book award in France and translated into five languages, and the poetry collection In One Thousand Days (Helicon, 2012). Farm 54 was listed in Publishers Weekly’s best books of 2011. Galit has also published poems, short stories, and comics in prominent literary and cultural magazines in Israel, France, the United States, and England. Seliktar is the recipient of poetry grants in Israel and Germany. She lives in Israel with her husband, On Barak, and their daughter, Tamuz.
Gilad Seliktar is an illustrator and comics artist. He has illustrated a variety of children’s books, and his work regularly appears in Israel's leading daily newspapers and magazines as well as in anthologies around the world. Gilad is the author of four graphic novels, including: Who Are You Anyway? (2005); the black comedy series Mongol's Demons (ATRABILE, 2009); and Farm 54 (Fanfare/Ponent Mon, 2011) with his sister, Galit Seliktar. Farm 54 was nominated for the 2009 Angoulême book award in France and translated into five languages, and was listed in Publishers Weekly’s best books of 2011. Gilad’s new autobiographical graphic novel, Tsav 8 (çà et là, 2014), was published in France. Gilad lives in Israel with his wife, Adi, their son, Yonatan, and their dog, Bambi, and teaches at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem.
Translated from Hebrew by Ronen Altman Kaydar
Ronen Altman Kaydar is an Israeli writer and translator who has published a novel (Chaos Butterflies) and a book of poetry (Bite Marks). Altman Kaydar edits the online literary magazine Zuta, teaches creative writing, translates poetry, prose, and travel books, and has written for films and theater. He currently resides in Germany.