Eshkol Nevo is the author of five novels, all best sellers in Israel. Three have been published in English: Neuland (2014), which was included in The Independent‘s list of Books of the Year in Translation; World Cup Wishes (2010); and Homesick (2008), a finalist for the prestigious Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. In 2008 Nevo was awarded membership in the Israel Cultural Excellence Foundation. He is the owner and co-manager of the largest private creative writing school in Israel and is mentor to many up-and-coming Israeli writers.