BIOGRAPHY

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Aryeh Lev Stollman's first novel, The Far Euphrates (Riverhead/Penguin Putnam Inc.) is an American Library Association Notable Book of 1997, a Los Angeles Times Book Review Recommended Book of the Year and National Book Critics Circle Notable Book of 1997. The New York Times Book Review has called The Far Euphrates "radiant . . . remarkable both for Stollman's eloquently understated prose and for the ease with which he constructs his artful plot." The Far Euphrates has been translated into German (Kindler), Dutch (Meulenhoff), Italian (Marsilio), Portuguese (Betrand Brasil) and Hebrew (Sifriat Ma'ariv).

His second novel, The Illuminated Soul (Riverhead), is a winner of Hadassah Magazine's 2003 Harold U. Ribalow Prize. The Boston Sunday Globe called The Illuminated Soul, "an admirable novel of ideas . . . profound." The Illuminated Soul has been translated into German (Droemer), Dutch (Meulenhoff), and Italian (Mondadori).

Stollman's short fiction has appeared in Story, American Short Fiction, The Yale Review, and The Southwest Review. His story collection "The Dialogues of Time and Entropy" (Riverhead) was published in February 2003.

"Lotte Returns!", a story commissioned by National Public Radio, was broadcast on their Hanukkah Lights 2008 series.

Dr. Stollman is a neuroradiologist at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. He is currently working on a novel.