Aryeh Lev Stollman's first novel, The Far Euphrates (Riverhead/Penguin Putnam Inc.) is an American Library Association Notable Book of 1997, a Los Angeles Times Book Review Recommended Book of the Year and National Book Critics Circle Notable Book of 1997. The New York Times Book Review has called The Far Euphrates "radiant . . . remarkable both for Stollman's eloquently understated prose and for the ease with which he constructs his artful plot." The Far Euphrates has been translated into German (Kindler), Dutch (Meulenhoff), Italian (Marsilio), Portuguese (Betrand Brasil) and Hebrew (Sifriat Ma'ariv).
His second novel, The Illuminated Soul (Riverhead), is a winner of Hadassah Magazine's 2003 Harold U. Ribalow Prize. The Boston Sunday Globe called The Illuminated Soul, "an admirable novel of ideas . . . profound." The Illuminated Soul has been translated into German (Droemer), Dutch (Meulenhoff), and Italian (Mondadori).
Stollman's short fiction has appeared in Story, American Short Fiction, The Yale Review, and The Southwest Review. His story collection The Dialogues of Time and Entropy (Riverhead) was published in February 2003. In 2003 he also received the first Chaim Potok Literary Award.
His story "Lotte Returns!" was commissioned and broadcast by National Public Radio.
Stollman has written the libretto for Awakenings, an opera composed by Tobias Picker, based on the book by Oliver Sacks, and commissioned by Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, to be premiered June 7, 2020.
Dr. Stollman is a neuroradiologist at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. He has recently completed his third novel.
First recipient of the Chaim Potok Literary Award, 2003
For The Far Euphrates:
Winner of The Lambda Literary Award
Los Angeles Times Book Review Recommended Book of the Year
American Library Association Notable Book
National Book Critics Circle Notable Book
Winner of a Wilbur Award
For The Illuminated Soul:
Winner of Haddasah Magazine's Harold U. Ribalow Prize for Jewish Fiction
Southwest Review McGinnis Ritchie Award for the story "The Adornment of Days," published in issue 81-1.
Best American Short Stories 1994, 100 Other Distinguished Stories of 1993 Selected by Katrina Kenison, "The Seat of Higher Consciousness" from American Short Fiction, No.12.
Prize Stories:The Best of 1997, the O. Henry Awards, 50 Honorable Mention Stories: "The Adornment of Days," Southwest Review Vol.81. No. 1