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Aviv Geva

A little bit about myself:

At the age of six I was selling silkworms in the neighborhood where I grew up.

I used to pick them from the trees, along with the leaves of the strawberry tree. White worms that weave silk from their buttocks. Incredible.

They grow to a maximal size and immediately carry out the purpose of their lives and weave a cocoon from pure silk and close themselves inside. Programmed. There is no single worm who misses their destiny.

Inside the cocoon they get into some kind of coma, or however our scientists who know everything so much better than they do decided to call it, until they turn into a butterfly.

Fortunately for the silkworms, they do not listen to those who know much better than them, and after they have become a butterfly they immediately approach the purpose and essence of their lives, make a hole in the cocoon and go outside to lay dozens of tiny eggs until they die in their prime.

And what comes out after a few days? Correct.

At first they are really very tiny and you can have fun and put your finger until they climb the cliff. I used to stuff them with leaves from the strawberry tree that i would ask my mother to take me to every Saturday night to pick from the garden of the community center. 

And there was also one tree in the garden of caution, which got its name due to the fact that once there were traffic courses over there, which left their mark to this very day in the form of round paths within the garden. But this tree was taller and sometimes it was hard for me to reach the branches. Six years old, you know.

I was selling them for one Dime. a Nickel. Sometimes even a couple for a Dollar, but I was selling. And all the other kids could pick them from the trees as well as I did, but I was selling.

"The boy will be a millionaire by the age of ten," they grownups said and I internalized and harnessed myself to the task. Because if there is brains, let's make money out of it. What else is there in life?

So I excelled in mathematics, and in high school I was pretty good in physics as well. And somewhere along the way I was internalized with the idea that i would be a really good lawyer. But already as a junior advocate, I was changing offices at a peak pace, and didn't understand what was wrong. Everything is great, so what's the problem? And why on earth does the silkworm know from its birth day its purpose in life and we don't?

And now I know. I just know that I must start writing my next book. And it doesn't happen while you sleep. It happens while others sleep. Or work. A story that began as no more than fun and ended in finding destiny in life. And even if it involves endless quarrels with your close environment and especially with yourself, no technical detail in the world justifies submission to less than the best you can, and the failure to realize your greatest dream.

So At the age of thirty-nine I have managed to leave everything i worked for behind, and publish my first book. I use the word 'managed' for a reason. I used to be a lawyer, mediator, even got to be a lecturer at Bar-Ilan University and work for billionaire Yitzhak Tshuva in one of his firms in Berlin. But i knew deep inside that if I don't quit all this 'goodness' - i'll never publish my books. So it took some time and a lot of patience, but three years after published, my first book is becoming a best-seller here in Israel and hopefully the rest will follow its footsteps and then some.

CONTACT ME AT: AVIVGEVA@GMAIL.COM


Author of:

“The Knight and I” (Novel)

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“The Middle Kingdom” (Rhymed Allegory)

A rhymed allegory telling the story of the red monkey kingdom. The work is written entirely in rhymes and is told as a kind of poem that describes in a special and significant way another possibility for the events that took place during former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination.

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“Marvelee” (Children’s book)

Father tells his little girl about the change in his life after she turned him into a dad.

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Reviews:


Marvelee:


“… the book is so enchanting, wise and entertaining, that it easily deserves the title of “the sweetest children’s book published in 2018”

(Chai-tarbut Book Reviews)

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“aviv geva has succeeded, with great charm and sensitivity,  in telling a story about the ties between a father and his little girl in a wonderfully delightful and moving way!

The perfect gift for every dad. I highly recommend it!!”

(Book Reviews – Sara Rachmiel)


The Middle Kingdom:


“the middle kingdom” by aviv geva:  the birth of a new genre in contemporary hebrew literature”

I found this book to be no less than a work of genius and herewith announce to one and all that geva has created – through  his artistic perceptions and innovative way – a new genre in contemporary hebrew literature with this very “disparate”, avant-garde, dadaistic literary creation.

(Author Doron Braunshtein)

***** 


“aviv geva has freed himself of the fetters of literary writing.

Abandoning the familiar templates and shapes of full sentences, geva links together words that don’t necessarily connect, yet in their higher spheres they complement each other.

For every word has its primary meaning, but also possesses the sensations it evokes.

Phrase after phrase, the reader is exposed to the other level of words, to writing at an emotional level.

One of the great literary creations I have ever known.”

(Pashi Levin, Screenwriter)

*****


"A book that is written so differently. I felt as if I have entered the pages of Shakespeare's play, or perhaps the bible" 

(“Nurita” – A Look At Books And Literature At Eye Level)


*****


"a wild work like no other. your grand children will study it at literature classes"

(Assaf Shany, Screenwriter)


The Knight And I:


"Honest, touching, melancholic but strangely uplifting, it was a fantastic read. beautiful, unique, strange, and compelling voice."

(Author Edward Evans)

“the author’s very rich language, just a dazzling linguistic celebration. The plot structure is original and surprising.

I even managed to fall in love with the image of the main character and hurt his pain to tears … this is indeed a unique book and essentially different from everything I knew before it.

I recommend to sink and be drown deep in its pages into a story full of emotional and instinctive strengths!”

(Reading Group For Book People)

***** 


“an excellent, flowing and surprising book”

(Actor Tal Friedman)

***** 


“from the first moment, the blunt language is a wonderful mask and a literary tool that serves the plot perfectly. I would not be ashamed to say genius.

(Author Osnat Saban)

***** 


“cheeky, kicking, and bringing with it a new spirit.

The ability of the writer to cast his hero in different dimensions of time, in extreme degrees of recognition and understanding, within a spectrum of emotions that has more colors than the flag of pride, attests to one thing:

Something unusual takes place between these pages. “

(“Bookmark” – Website Recommendations Books Online)

***** 


“a different,  other, cynical, insolent, daring, shaking the head and kicking the face book.

The writing is psychotic borderline brilliance. “

(Sara Rachmiel – Book Reviews)

***** 


“a different point of view and writing, so real and so true, so many passages in the book I couldn’t say good-bye to!

Writing that has everything, the book made me laugh, cry, get angry and think endlessly about life…

Aviv geva … you nailed it, the book won’t leave my heart any time soon. “

(Author Eleanor Lugasi)

***** 


“aviv gives us a real understanding of how a man’s brain works.

I recommend it for all women, just to understand a bit about them and smile a lot more to ourselves. “

(Odelia Tzadok – Book Reviews)

***** 


“the language is witty, the pace is fast, and you feel as though you yourself have taken something while reading and enjoying”

(Recommendations On “Saloona” Website)

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“I thought – mistakenly – that this was a book that easily entered the genre of flight books, but when I read – or rather, sucked into it – I slowly realized that it was not so – but the exact opposite.

I do not know if geva, the author of this important work, is aware of his unique talent, as a writer, or in this case, to be precise, as a “story teller” – and to the many tiers that his writing contains.

“the knight and I” contains philosophical and existential elements that ask the reader questions about his condition, surroundings, emotions and feelings.

It is a book that raised questions about solipsism and touched me at extraordinary depths. This is a very stimulating book – feelings, emotions, thoughts – and thus its greatness and uniqueness.”

(Author Doron Braunshtein)

***** 


“a wonderful and thrilling writing by the writer aviv geva, who did not cease throughout the book to use penetrating words. I read the book avidly, strongly recommended .. “

(Revital’s World - Book Reviews)

***** 


“the book is written in a witty manner, the writer certainly getting smart with the reader and allows him to understand things according to his imagination”

("Reading Time" – Book Reviews)


CONTACT ME AT: AVIVGEVA@GMAIL.COM