Haaretz Columnist Ari Shavit Wins U.S. Literary Prize for Book on Israel

'My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel,' awarded the first-ever Natan Book Award, will appear in both English and Hebrew by the end of 2013.

Haaretz columnist Ari Shavit has been feted in the United States for his book “My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel,” due out in November. The judges called the book the most important work about Israel written by an Israeli in recent years.