Gai Ad

Gai Ad is an Israeli prominent writer, known for her particular language and her unique way of rendering characters. She was born in Beersheva, the capital of the Negev desert, in the winter of 1963, and at the age of seventeen, following her father’s death, moved to Tel Aviv, where she still lives with her family today.
In the 1990’s she lived in NYC and worked with Alzheimer’s patients, which was the basis for her first novel 7 Harimon St., winner of Israeli Prime minister prize. Her second novel, The Gauchmans, was longlisted for Sapir Prize 2013. Her third novel. Vicky Victoria, published in 2020, was shortlisted for Sapir Prize 2021.
In addition to her novels, Ad has published short stories collection and a book series for young adults. She currently works as an editor and a ghost writer.