Israel Hameiri

Israel Hameiri was born in Kibbutz Givat Haim (Meuhad), Israel, in 1948 and lives in Moshav Amirim, in the Galilee. He began publishing short stories during his military service. Later, he studied literature and theater at Tel Aviv University and Haifa University, where he received his PhD in theater. A novelist, playwright and critic, Hameiri teaches drama, literature and creative writing at Haifa University and Oranim College. He has published short stories and a number of novels. Hameiri received the Moznayim Prize for one of his short stories (1984) and the Prime Minister's Prize (1985).


Israel Hameiri

Books Published in Hebrew

Wildness (stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1972 [Praʹut]
The Fourth (stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1981 [Ha-Reviʹi]
Fire in the Thorns (stories), Am Oved, 1983 [Esh Ba-Kotzim]
The White Ones (novel), Am Oved, 1985 [Ha-Levanim]
The Watermelon Eaters (stories), Zmora-Bitan, 1988 [Ochlei Ha-Avatiach]
Remembrance Night (novel), Am Oved, 1990 [Leil Zikaron]
Pigs (stories), Keter, 1994 [Chazirim]
Symbiosis (novel) , Am Oved, 2000 [Symbioza]
Actors (novel) , Even Hoshen, 2006 [Sahkanim]
Hillside on Fire (novel) , Am Oved, 2012 [Esh Ba-Midron]
The Mythic Other: An Inquiry into Five Plays After Levinas (non-fiction), Resling, 2013 [Ha-Drama Shel Ha-Acher Ha-Miti: Iyun Ba-Chamisha Machazot Be-Ikvot Levinas]

Books in Translation

French: Paris, Gallimard, 2003
German: Munich, dtv, 2003