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Gafi Amir

Gafi Amir was born in Givatayim, Israel, in 1966, and began her journalistic career during her military service. After she was discharged, she worked as a writer and host for the youth department of Kol Israel Radio, wrote for the weekly Koteret Rashit and served as a TV researcher. Since 1987, she has written for the weekly Tel Aviv, had a column in Ha'Ir and worked as a journalist for the national daily Yedioth Ahronoth.
Amir published her first novel at age 21; since then, she has published novels and collections of short stories. She has also written TV scripts and co-authored a play.

Gafi Amir

Books Published in Hebrew

To the very Ending (novel), Alfa/ Zmora-Bitan, 1987 [Ad Klot]
Lotzhim (novel), Alfa/ Zmora-Bitan, 1988 [Lotzhim]
Peacocks on the Roof (novel), Alfa/ Zmora-Bitan, 1992 [Tavasim Al Ha-Gag]
By Age 21 You Reach the Moon (stories), Keter, 1997 [Ad Gil 21 Tagia La-Yareach]
Regards from Your Youth (stories) , Keter, 2001 [Dash Mi-Neuraich]

Books in Translation

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is one of the 100 notable books of 2017 of the "New York Times".

Congratulations to Zeruya Shalev and Shifra Horn for receiving the 2017 Adei Wizo Prize.

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award! The books on the longlist are selected by 400 libraries worldwide. Titles are nominated on the basis of ‘high literary merit’ as determined by the nominating library.
The second edition of the Letters of Israel festival will take place in Paris from September 8 to 18, 2017
After the success of its first edition, the Lettres d'Israël festival is gaining momentum, with an enriched program: meetings, conversations, readings , Theater, major authors and discoveries. Zeruya Shalev, Orly Castel-bloom, Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, Iris Argaman, and many more will participate. Click here for the full program:
Call for application: Artists in Residence Programme in Austria. Please note the deadline: September 18th, 2017.
In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery makes available 50 residencies to visual artists / art photographers / composers / video and media artists / writers / literary translators and arts and cultural educators in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2018. For more details:
Yizhak Mayer: "Meet the Author" Event
Ambassador Yizhak Mayer, author of the moving book “Silent Letter” will hold a “meet the author” event in Netanya. For further info about the event: And for more details about the title click here:
ITHL director on Grossman's win
"Grossman winning is not only his own achievement, but the achievement of the Hebrew literature as a whole", - Nilli Cohen on the first Hebrew author to receive Man Booker International Prize. Click here for the full article in Hebrew.
Yitzchak Mayer's personal website goes live
English edition of Yitzchak Mayer's amazing "Silent Letter" is about to come out with Mosaic Press. Learn more about the author's incredible life story on his brand new website.
MHL - New webzine starting soon!