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Edna Mazya

Edna Mazya

Edna Mazya was born in Tel Aviv in 1949. She is one of Israel's most lauded and popular playwrights. In 1997 she received the Margalit Prize for her play Family Story. Her performed plays include Wien by the Sea (Haifa, 1995), The Uncle from Capetown (Haifa, 1995), Games in the Backyard (Haifa, 1993), The Rebels (Cameri, 1999) and Herod (Or Am, 2000)

Love Burns, published in Israel in 1997, is her first novel. She currently teaches dramatic writing at Tel Aviv University.

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  • In this debut novel, award-winning Israeli playwright Mazya offers a mordant meditation on the assets and liabilities of a May-December romance. Middle-age astrophysics professor Ilan Ben Nathan suspects his nubile young wife, Naomi, is having an affair. After observing Naomi...
    — Sep 5 2006
  • In this surprisingly fresh, deeply sardonic debut novel from a famed Israeli playwright, obsessive love drives a middle-aged man to murder. Ilhan, a brilliant astrophysics professor whose life revolves around his young wife, Naomi, tries desperately to hang on to reality after...
    — Sep 5 2006
  • This darkly funny first novel by Israeli playwright Mazya combines the suspense of a murder mystery with the absurdity of a Woody Allen movie. The narrator/hero is Ilan Ben Nathan, a dithering, self-critical professor of astrophysics who at 48 rashly marries a sexy beauty...
    — Feb 1 2006

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