Shay Azoulay is an Israeli writer, playwright, and translator. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature and communication from Tel Aviv University and an MFA in creative writing from New York City College. During his stay in New York, he wrote the novel Salah the Mute, and translated into English several plays by Hanoch Levin, including Job’s Passion, which was staged at New York’s Theater for the New City. Upon his return to Israel, he translated Salah the Mute into Hebrew, wrote the novel Workshopolis in English and a number of plays in Hebrew. His satirical play, “The Platoon,” won the Tzavta Reading Festival at Tsavta Theater in 2012, and ran in 2014-2015. His short play, “Shade,” was staged in Tzavtah’s Short Theater Festival. Azoulay’s short stories were published journals in English and Hebrew, and he is now working on his first collection of short fiction. He lives in Tel Aviv.