Robert Alter was awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Lifetime Achievement and the PEN Center Literary Award for Translation. He is the Class of 1937 Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley, and has published many acclaimed works on the Bible, literary modernism, and contemporary Hebrew literature.
Robert Alter sets a new standard in the translation of this formative book of the Hebrew Bible.
This Berkeley professor's rendering of the Hebrew Bible's opening book was a PW Best Book of 1996. (Sept.)