Yitzhak Ben-Ner

Yitzhak Ben-Ner was born in Kfar Yehoshua, Israel, in 1937 and studied literature and drama at Tel Aviv University. Ben-Ner is a writer, screenwriter, playwright, journalist and film critic. He also edits and hosts radio and TV programs. He began publishing stories as a young boy, and his first book for adults was published in 1967. Several of his books and stories have been adapted for the screen and stage; his play Ta'atuon received First Prize at the Theatroneto Festival (1990) and was performed at the Royal National Theater, London, in 1998. Ben-Ner has been awarded the prestigious Agnon-Jerusalem Prize (1981), the Bernstein Prize (1981), the Ramat Gan Prize for Literature (1983), the Prime Minister's Prize (2006) and the ACUM Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2008). 

Yitzhak Ben-Ner

Books Published in Hebrew

After the Field-Burner (children) Alef, 1967; rev. ed. Keter, 1980 [Be-Ikvot Mavʹir Ha-Sadot]
The Man from There (novel) , Am Oved, 1967, 2015 [Ha-Ish Mi-Sham]
Rustic Sunset (stories) , Am Oved, 1976; Yedioth Ahronoth, 2007 [Shkiʹa Kafrit]
Kishona: Children of the River (youth), Am Oved, 1978 [Kishona: Alilot A-La-Yaakov Va-Chavurato]
After the Rain (stories), Keter, 1979 [Acharei Ha-Geshem: Shlosha Sipurim]
My Friend Emmanuel and I (children), Keter, 1980 [Yedidi Emmanuel Va-Ani]
A Far Land (novel in stories), Keter, 1981 [Eretz Rechoka: Roman Be-Sipurim]
Protocol (novel), Keter, 1983 [Protokol]
The Angels Are Coming (novel), Keter, Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1987; Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2016 [Malʹachim Baʹim]
Taʹatuon (novel), Keter, 1989 [Taʹatuon]
Jeans: A Dog. Not Pants (youth), Keter, 1991 [Jeans: Kalba. Lo Michnasayim]
Morning of Fools (novel), Keter, 1992 [Boker Shel Shotim]
Bears and Woods (novel), Keter, 1995 [Dubim Ve-Yaʹar]
Enemy Scope (suspense) , Keter, 1997 [Mitcham Oyev]
City of Refuge (novel) , Am Oved, 2000 [Ir Miklat]
Nobodyʹs Ever Died Walking (novel), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2007 [Af Echad Od Lo Met Be-Halicha]
The Long Night Journey Home (stories), Am Oved, 2013 [Ha-Masa Ha-Leily Ha-Aroch Habayta: Mivchar Sipurim Me-Az U-Me-Achshav]
The Itzhakya [digital book] (autobiographical novel), Mendele EBooks, 2013 [Ha-Itzchakya]
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FILMS & TV
The Magic Door (writer) [TV series, 1974]
Atalia (story) [feature film, 1984]
Again, Forever (story & screenplay) [feature film, 1985]
Winter Games (story) [TV drama, 1988]
Nili (screenplay & director) [documentary feature film, 1996]
Enemy Scope (writer) [TV mini-series, 1999]
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PERFORMED PLAYS
Nicole [Habima, 1978]
Cairo, February ʹ78 [Habima, 1982]
David August [1983]
A Far Land [1989]
Taʹatuon [Cameri, 1990]
Morning of Fools [Beit Lessin, 1994]
Uri Muri [Cameri, 1998]

Books in Translation

English: New York/Tel Aviv, Sabra Books, 1970
Japanese: Tokyo, Kadokawa Shoten, 1978
French: Paris, Ecriture, 1994
English: Colorado Springs, Lynne Rienner, 1997 
 
After the Rain
Danish: Copenhagen, S.T., 1992