Avital Gad-Cykman

Location Brazil
Website http://http://avitalgadcykman.blogspot.com.br/

About Me

I am a woman, mother, wife, writer, reader, Israeli living in Brazil who keeps trying different professions (lawyer, interior decorator, creative writing teacher, translator, doll manufacturer, English and Hebrew tutor.)
My flash collection LIFE IN, LIFE OUT was published by Matter Press in November 2014. http://matterpress.com/press/life-in-life-out/
My stories have been published in The Literary Review, CALYX Journal, Glimmer Train, McSweeney’s Quarterly, Prism International, Other Voices, Michigan Quarterly Review and elsewhere.
Some works have been featured in anthologies such as Sex for America, Politically Inspired Fiction, Stumbling and Raging, Politically Inspired Fiction Anthology , You Have Time for This, The Flash, W.W. Norton's International Flash Anthology 2014-2015 and The Best of Gigantic.
I am the winner of Margaret Atwood Studies Magazine Prize and first placed in The Hawthorne Citation Short Story Contest. My story collections were finalists for Iowa Fiction award. My novel was placed third in The Attic Review Contest 2014.
Anyway, all in all, imagine a speck of dust. It's relaxing.

Why do you write?

I look for inspiration everywhere.
Writing helps me think.

Any favorite authors? Books?

Bliss by Peter Carey
Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood
The trilogy by Elena Ferrante
Platform: Michel Houellebecq
The Master and Margarita: Mikail Bulgakov
Our Lady of the Flowers: Jean Genet
Embers: Sándor Márai
A Pigeon and a Boy: Mair Shalev
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle: Haruki Murakami
Blindness: José Saramago
Budapeste: Chico Buarque
Cat's Eye: Margaret Atwood
Borderliners: Peter Høeg
Wuthering Heights: Emily Brontë
To the Lighthouse: Virginia Woolf
Our Man In Havana: Graham Greene
The Alexandria Quartet: Lawrence Durrell
Disgrace: JM. Coetzee
One Hundred Years of Solitude: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Grapes of Wrath: John Steinbeck
Cat's Cradle: Kurt Vonnegut
Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson
The New York Trilogy: Paul Auster
The Stories of John Cheever
The Hours: Michael Cunningham
Nine Stories: J.D. Salinger
The Great Gatsby: Scott Fitzgerald
An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
At the Full and Change of the Moon by Dionne Brand
And the list goes on and on and also changes over time

Avital Gad-Cykman's Wall

Robert Vaughan – Nov 11, 2010

Hi Avital! Another network we are linked together on! Fabulous!

Ramon Collins – Sep 07, 2010

Howdy, Avital. I'm off to read CHAOS now!

Corey Zeller – Nov 15, 2008

Hi, how are you?

I am going to have that song "Brazil" stuck in my head all day now.

Katrina Denza – Sep 21, 2008

Hi, Av!

Avital Gad-Cykman – Sep 17, 2008

Hi! Do you come here often? (;))

Myfanwy Collins – Sep 17, 2008

Hello, dear Avital!

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