Dr. Miryam Sivan is a former New Yorker who has lived in Israel for more than twenty years. She teaches literature and writing at the University of Haifa in the Department of English Language and Literature and in the Study Abroad program of the International School where she is also the Academic Advisor. Dr. Sivan has published scholarly articles on American and Israeli writers and a book-length study on Cynthia Ozick's fiction: Belonging Too Well: Portraits of Identity in Cynthia Ozick's Fiction (SUNY, 2009).
She is also a fiction writer and deals with the experiences of ex-pats in love, in flux, in the liminal space between cultures, languages, and historical epochs. Her short fiction has appeared in various journals in the US and UK, and two of her stories were adapted for the stage in London and New York. In 2014, SNAFU & Other Stories was published, and in 2019, her debut novel, Make it Concrete was brought into the light (as publication is called in Hebrew).