Israel's Top Literary Award, Sapir Prize, Goes to Shimon Adaf

Sapir Prize coveted not only for the 150,000 shekels it carries, but for its reputation as a serious sales booster.

Israeli author Shimon Adaf was announced the winner of the 2012 Sapir Prize, for his book ''Mox Nox." The Sapir Prize is Israel's most prestigious literary award. It has been awarded since the year 2000, and was modeled on the British Man Booker Prize.