More than 20 authors from around the world have confirmed their participation in the second International Writers Festival to kick off May 2 in Jerusalem. The four-day festival will be attended by such renowned American authors as Paul Auster and his wife Siri Hustvedt, and Jonathan Safran-Foer and wife Nicole Krauss.
The festival will be held in various locations in the capital including the cinemateque, Anna Ticho House Museum and the Yellow Submarine club.
The festival will focus on Israeli literature and foreign works translated into Hebrew.
Other foreign writers to attend the festival include Daniel Mendelsohn ("The Lost), Kathryn Harrison ("The Seal Wife", "The Binding Chair"), Michael Rips, ("The Face of a Naked Lady") and Adolfo García Ortega ("The Man Who Bought Birthdays").
Among the Israeli authors to take part in events will be Amos Oz, A.B Yehoshua, Meir Shalev, David Grossman, Sayed Kashua and Orly-Castel Bloom.