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ITHL acts as literary agent to more than 250 leading Hebrew authors of adult and juvenile fiction and poetry, and sells rights to foreign publishers. Negotiations and contracts for any of the titles in our catalogues must be conducted through the Institute or its authorized representatives. 

ITHL holds translation rights to many of the titles it offers for consideration; in other instances it acts as agent only. For title titles not yet translated into the required language, publishers may select their own translator, subject to approval by the Institute. It is of major concern to us that a high standard of translation be maintained; where possible, we also help to assess new translators.
NEWS
Nomination of Zeruya Shalev to prestigious Medicis prize, 2014
Zeruya Shalev's major novel The Remains of Love is nominated for the prestigious Prix Medicis 2014. The novel has been recently released in French translation by Editions Gallimard. On the current list of Prix Medicis for translated fiction. On the list are 15 outstanding authors, inter alia, Margaret Atwood (Canada), Lily Brett (Australia), Maxime Ossipov (Russia) and Leonardo Padura (Cuba). http://prixmedicis.wordpress.com/
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Rome-Jerusalem Prize 2014 for Zeruya Shalev
Zeruya Shalev was recently awarded the prestigious Rome-Jerusalem Prize for the Italian translation of her novel, The Remains of Love.
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Textile, by Orly Castel-Bloom is on the longlist for the US 2014 Best Translated Book Award Fiction !!

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Tami Shem-Tov wins the Lea Goldberg Prize for Children and Youth Books 2013
for her wonderful y/a novel, `I Am Not a Thief" about Janus Korczak`s orphanage.
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Yair Lapid, Israel`s new Finance Minister - a bestselling author!
Fact: Lapid has written four bestselling thrillers. Have you read them?
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Gadi Taub selected "Best Untranslated Israeli Author" in Granta Magazine
The bars, pimps and pubs of `Allenby Street`: a "masterfully constructed world of Dickensian variety," according to Etgar Keret.
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Limassol wins the Italian Marisa Giorgetti Award, 2013
Yishai Sarid`s amazing book - Il Poeta di Gaza in Italian - is going from strength to strength!
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One Night, Markovitch wins the Sapir Prize for Debut Novel
Rights to Ayelet Gundar-Goshen`s novel have been sold in German (Kein und Aber), and are under discussion for other languages.
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Orly Castel-Bloom
In case you`ve never heard Orly Castel-Bloom reading her own work, here`s a new YouTube of her reading her story "The Woman Who Wanted to Kill Someone." Enjoy!
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MHL - New webzine starting Spring 2014