1958 – 2004
Who was Uri Adelman?
Adelman was born and raised in Ramat Gan by an 8th generation German-Jewish family hailing from Jerusalem. Adelman used the TAU's musicology department where he worked as a setting for his first thriller novel, Concerto for Spy and Orchestra. His second novel, Lost and Found, was a fantasy novel about vain ("dawwin") Ashkenazi moshavnik Mossad agents, who alternated frequenting the Cinematheque with flying secretly to Cyprus. The novel features extremely short chapters and very simple Hebrew, and sold well, culminating in translations from Hebrew. Critics in Israel praised it as "the perfect Israeli thriller". Adelman wrote 4 novels in total, and died from a heart attack in a hotel room in Ramat Aviv Gimel, where he was writing his next thriller.