is author from Israel. His writing is usually based on personal texts
he finds in public archives. A good example would be a short story called “Notes
from the Minucipal Archive”
where he narrates his childhood in Jaffa through complain-letters his mom wrote to the Tel Aviv Municipality between 1987-2001. You
can read it here
at MeetFactory, he would work on finishing a family saga called
", based on the failed literary careers of three
generation in his family, and researching for his next novel that is set,
mostly, in the Czech Republic. The novel is following him and author´s mom's
travels in the Czech Republic in search for traces of her father, who stayed in
Prague after the war, when the rest of the family went to Israel.
Raz Portugali has an M.A in
Yiddish Literature from Tel Aviv University, and he writes regularly for
"Haaretz Literary Supplement", Israel's leading literary journal and
review. He also published a couple of English-written political essays at
He had published a short-prose book called "My neighbor works in television". His second collection, "You touch the ball so gently, like you don’t want to play", would be published this year.