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Avital Gad-Cykman

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Avital Gad-Cykman was born and raised in Israel, lives in Brazil and writes in English.
She is the winner of Margaret Atwood Society Magazine Prize and first placed in The Hawthorne Citation Contest. She is a four-time Pushcart prize nominee and twice a finalist in Iowa Fiction award for story collections.
Her book Life In, Life Out, published by Matter Press, is a flash collection that includes both new micro-fictions and others published in well-known magazines and anthologies such as Prism International, W.W. Norton Flash Fiction International, Salon, The Los Angeles Review and others.
Her work has been featured in The Literary Review, Glimmer Train, McSweeney's Quarterly, Other Voices, Michigan Quarterly Review, CALYX Journal, Stand Mag

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EROS From Companion to Literary Myths, Heroes and Archetypes 412- Ann-Deborah Levy“Eros is one of the divinities in the Greek pantheon who features most prominently in literature.” Painters and poets have developed his mythical figure. This figure has a strange duality: 1. The image of the young god of love. Imposed over: 2. The ancient abstract force of desire. First appeared in Hesiod’s Th Read more of this blog post »
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Life In, Life Out

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Dragons With Cancer

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The Flash: A Flash Fiction Anthology (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Flashes by me, Rick Moody, Mitch Cullin, Steve Almond and others
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Description: Contemporary American Short-Short Stories June 2008, edited by Mark Budman and Tom Hazuka, published by Ooligan Press
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Description: Traveling and cooking Through Culture
Stumbling and Raging: More Politically Inspired Fiction (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Publisher Comments: ... offers another stirring anthology of mostly unpublished fiction and illustrated stories inspired by the political events of our time. Through a broad range of voices and styles, from both new and established authors, the pieces in this second edition examine the current politics surrounding children, culture, fear, desire, and war, all through the poignant medium of fiction. Contributors include Aimee Bender, Audrey Niffenegger, Jim Shepard, Dave Eggers, Courtney Angela Brkic, and Ben Greenman, among others.
In Our Own Words: A Generation Defining Itself (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: The book series that defines a generation, the generation born since 1960, defining its unique place in history through its own voices.
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message 12: by Avital

Avital Thanks, Emily! I´ll have a look at yours too.

Emily wrote: "Hey Avital,
Thank you for the friendship. I find your reading list very exciting, and I am going to go search for some of your writing.

Ladies of Market Street"

message 11: by Emily

Emily Lear Hey Avital,
Thank you for the friendship. I find your reading list very exciting, and I am going to go search for some of your writing.

Ladies of Market Street

message 10: by Daniel

Get yourself an Author Page from GoodReads, Avital.

Jeremy I want to apologize for the all the recommendations from me today. I wanted to share the Stoker Award news, and I only pressed the send button once--I'm not sure what happened to create so many messages. Some weird glitch.

Argh...this is terrible...

Again, I'm very sorry.


Jeremy Here’s wishing you a nifty New Year filled with noiseless noses, neato nicknames, noble Nebraskans, gnarly narcoleptic nebulas, and novel novels about nut-eating narwhals and novercaphobic gnats.

-Jeremy :)

P.S.—I’m currently offering autographed/personally-inscribed copies of my novel, Vacation, with free shipping for those in the US. If there’s anything you could do to help me spread the word about this, I’d really appreciate it. Feel free to click here for details:

Jeremy Hi Avital!

Here’s wishing you a yippee-filled Yuletime overflowing with yard-long yams, yapping yoyo-yanking yetis, yak-milk yeast-cakes, and yellow yarn-yielding year-end yard-gnomes.

-Jeremy :)

Jeremy Thanks for the friendship, Avital!

If you don't mind sharing--I'm curious, what's your favorite novel(if you have one)?

Also, I was wondering if you'd do me the honor of reading about my debut novel, Vacation. Your support would mean a lot to me. If you'd like to do me this honor, feel free to click here:

Here’s wishing you a fantastic day filled with fabulous fates, fanciful festivities, and frolicking phantom footstools.

-Jeremy :)

message 5: by Aberjhani (last edited Aug 25, 2016 09:55PM)

Aberjhani Hello Avital--

Thank you for connecting with me here at GoodReads. If you care to showcase some of your writings at Creative Thinkers International, please feel free to do so at http://www.creativeinternationalintl....


message 4: by Daniel (last edited Aug 25, 2016 09:35PM)

Daniel I see you are reading about quantum mechanics, Avital. I'll send you a link to my new book on that. I've been to Lisbon but never to Brazil. The best of luck to you, Avital.

message 3: by Bradley (last edited Aug 25, 2016 09:14PM)

Bradley Laid back reading a book, always a good time. =)

message 2: by Avital (last edited Aug 25, 2016 08:23PM)

Avital Hello, hello! I knew you won't stay away for long...

message 1: by Susan (last edited Aug 25, 2016 08:23PM)

Susan Henderson Avital!


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