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Aharon Appelfeld

Leading author Aharon Appelfeld was born near Czernowitz, Romania, in 1932. When he was eight, his mother was killed, and he and his father were sent to a concentration camp. He escaped and spent three years in hiding, moving from village to village, before joining the Russian army as a cook. He reached pre-state Israel in 1946. Appelfeld is Professor Emeritus of Hebrew literature at Ben-Gurion University. He has been visiting professor at Boston, Brandeis and Yale Universities, and visiting scholar at Oxford and Harvard.

Appelfeld's fiction on the Holocaust has received worldwide acclaim, and has been published in over 25  languages. Among his many awards: the Prime Minister's Prize (1969), the Brenner Prize (1975), the Bialik Prize (1979), the National Jewish Book Award (USA, 1979), the Israel Prize (1983), the prestigious Prix Medicis Etranger (France, 2004), the Nelly Sachs Prize (Germany, 2005), the Grinzane Cavour Prize (Italy, 2008) and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize (UK, 2012). He was also decorated as Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France, 2016) 





Books Published in Hebrew
Smoke (stories), Achshav, 1962 [Ashan]
In the Fertile Valley (stories), Schocken, 1963 [Ba-Gai Ha-Poreh]
Frost on the Land (stories), Massada, 1965 [Kfor Al Ha-Aretz]
On the Ground Floor (stories), Daga, 1968 [Be-Komat Ha-Karka]
Pillars of the River (stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1971 [Adnei Ha-Nahar]
The Skin and the Gown (novel), Am Oved, 1971 [Ha-Or Ve-Ha-Kutonet]
As an Apple of His Eye (novella), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1973 [Ke-Ishon Ha-Ayin]
A Hundred Witnesses (stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1975 [Ke-Me'a Edim]
Years and Hours [Badenheim 1939; 1946] (novellas), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1975 [Shanim Ve-Sha'ot]
The Age of Wonders (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1978; Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2010 [Tor Ha-Pla'ot]
First Person Essays (essays), WZO, 1979 [Masot Be-Guf Rishon]
Badenheim 1939 (novella), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1979 [Badenheim Ir Nofesh]
Searing Light (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1980 [Michvat Ha-Or]
The Retreat (novel), Bitzaron [periodical], 1982 [Ha-Pisga]
The Shirt and the Stripes [Tsili; The Immortal Bartfuss] (novellas), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1983 [Ha-Kutonet Ve-Ha-Pasim]
At One and the Same Time (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1985 [Be-Et U-Ve-Ona Achat]
For Every Sin (novel), Davar [newspaper], 1987 [Al Kol Ha-Psha'im]
Tongue of Fire (novel), Keter, 1988 [Ritzpat Esh]
Katerina (novel), Keter, 1989; Keter, Yedioth Ahronoth, 2010 [Katerina]
The Iron Tracks (novel), Keter, 1991 [Mesilat Barzel]
Laish (novel), Keter, 1994 [Layish]
Lost (novel), Keter, 1995 [Timyon]
Until the Dawn's Light (novel), Keter, 1995 [Ad She-Ya'ale Amud Ha-Shachar]
The Ice Mine (novel), Keter, 1997 [Michreh Ha-Kerach]
The Story of a Life (memoir), Keter, 1999 [Sipur Hayim]
All Whom I Have Loved (novel), Keter, 1999 [Kol Asher Ahavti]
The Journey into Winter (novel), Keter, 2000 [Masa El Ha-Choref]
Night After Night (novel), Keter, 2001 [Layla Ve-Od Layla]
Suddenly, Love (novel), Keter, 2003 [Pit'om Ahava]
Wild Blossoming (novel), Keter, 2004 [Pricha Pra'it]
Poland, a Green Country (novel), Keter, 2005 [Polin Eretz Yeruka]
Blooms of Darkness (novel), Keter, 2006 [Pirchei Ha-Afela]
An Entire Life (novel), Keter, 2007 [Chayim Shlemim]
And the Rage Is Not Yet Over (novel), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2008 [Ve-Ha-Za'am Od Lo Nadam]
To the Land of the Reeds (novel), Bitzaron [periodical], 1982-1992; Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2009 [El Eretz Ha-Gomeh]
The Man Who Never Stopped Sleeping (novel), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2010 [Ha-Ish She-Lo Pasak Lishon]
Mighty Waters (novel), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2011 [Mayim Adirim]
To the Edge of Sorrow (novel), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2012 [Ad Chod Ha-Tza'ar]
My Parents (novel), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2013 [Avi Ve-Imi]
A Girl from Another World [Adam and Thomas] (youth), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2013 [Yalada She-Lo Min Ha-Olam Ha-Zeh]
Days of Astonishing Brightness (novel), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2014 [Yamim Shel Behirut Madhima]
Long Summer Nights (novel), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2015 [Leilot Kayitz Arukim]

Astonishment (novel), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2017 [Timahon]

Books in Translation
In the Wilderness
English: Jerusalem, Ahshav, 1965

As an Apple of His Eye
Spanish: Jerusalem, La Semana, 1976; pback: 1979

Badenheim 1939
English: Boston, Godine, 1980; 1990; 1999; London, Dent, 1981; Boston, G.K. Hall & Co., 1981; New York, Pocket Books/ Washington Square Press, 1981; New York, Quartet Books/ Encounters, 1997; Boston, Godine, 2009 
Italian: Milan, Mondadori, 1981
Danish: Copenhagen, Gyldendal, 1982
German: Berlin, Ullstein, 1982; Reinbeck, Rowohlt, 2013 
Dutch: Amsterdam, De Arbeiderspers, 1983; Amsterdam, Ambo, 2006
French: Paris, Belfond, 1986; Paris, UGE, 1994; Paris, Ed. de l`Olivier, 2007; Paris, Points, 2009 
Romanian: Bucharest, Univers, 1988; Bucharest, Polirom, 2007
Hungarian: Budapest, Modern Konyvrat, 1989
Serbo-Croatian: Gornji Milanovac, Decje Novine, 1989
Japanese: Tokyo, Misuzu Shobo, 1996
Norwegian: Oslo, Cappelen, 1996
Czech: Prague, Vlasta Brtnikova, 1997
Polish: Warsaw, WAB, 2004
Spanish: Madrid, Losada, 2006
Turkish: Istanbul, YKY, 2007
Greek: Athens, Vivliopōleion tes Estias, 2008
Portuguese: Barueri, SP, Amarilys, 2012

The Age of Wonders
French: Paris, Belfond, 1978; 1985; Paris, Seuil, 2004
Spanish: Jerusalem, La Semana, 1980
English: Boston, Godine, 1981; Toronto, Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1982; New York, Washington Square Press, 1983; London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1987; pback: Boston, Godine, 1990
Norwegian: Oslo, Gyldendal, 1983
German: Berlin, Ullstein, 1984; Reinbek, Rowohlt, 2014 
Russian: Jerusalem, Biblioteka Aliya, 1984
Swedish: Stockholm, Atlantis, 1986
Estonian: Tallinn, Loomingu Raamatukogu, 2002
Dutch: Amsterdam, Ambo/Anthos, 2008
Greek: Athens, Bookshop Vesta, 2008
Chinese: Shanghai, Shanghai Translation, 2009
Malayalam (India): Kottayam, De Books, 2010

The Retreat
English: New York, Dutton, 1984; London, Quartet Books, 1985; Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1985; New York, Schocken, 1998; pback: Toronto, Random House, 1998
Italian: Milan, Mondadori, 1985
Czech: Prague, Academia, 2000

Tsili
English: New York, Dutton, 1983; Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1984; New York, Grove Press, 1996; New York, Schocken, 2012 
Dutch: Amsterdam, Sijthoff, 1984; Amsterdam, Anthos, 2011
French: Paris, Belfond, 1989; Paris, Seuil, 2004
German: Hamburg, Hoffmann & Campe, 1989; pback: Hamburg, Rowohlt, 1991; Munich, dtv, 2005 
Danish: Copenhagen, Centrum, 1996
Italian: Milan, Ugo Guanda, 2009
Turkish: Istanbul, Yapi Kredi, 2010
Catalan: Barcelona, Club Editor, 2013
Spanish: Barcelona, Galaxia Gutenberg, 2013
Chinese: Taipei, Xing guang, 1987

The Immortal Bartfuss
English: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1988; New York, Perennial, 1988; New York, Grove Atlantic Monthly Press, 1994
German: Hamburg, Hoffmann & Campe, 1991; Reinbek, Rowohlt, 1995
French: Paris, Gallimard, 1993; Paris, Seuil, 2005
Japanese: Tokyo, Misuzu Shobo, 1996
Catalan: Barcelona, Club Editor, 2010
Dutch: Amsterdam, Anthos, 2013

For Every Sin
English: New York, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1989; Toronto, General Pub, 1989; New York, Grove, 1989; New York, Vintage Int’l, 1990
Dutch: Hague, Bzztoh, 1992
German: Hamburg, Hoffmann/Campe, 1993; pback: Hamburg, Rowohlt, 1996
Romanian: Bucarest, Hasefer, 2000

The Healer
English: New York, Grove Weidenfeld, 1990; London, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1990; London, Quartet Books/Encounters, 1992; New York, Atlantic Monthly, 1994

Beyond Despair
English: New York, Fromm Int’l, 1993
Italian: Parma, Guanda, 2016

Tongue of Fire
French
: Paris, Ed de l'Oliver, 2013; Paris, Points, 2014

Katerina

English: New York, Random House, 1992; New York, Norton, 1994; London, Quartet, 1995; New York, Schocken, 2006
Norwegian: Oslo, Cappelen, 1994
Italian: Milan, Feltrinelli, 1994
Spanish: Bogota, Norma, 1994; Madrid, Losada, 2007
French: Paris, Gallimard, 1996; Paris, Points, 2007
Romanian: Bucharest, Univers, 2002
Russian: Moscow, Text, 2007
Germany: Reinbeck, Rowohlt, 2011
HungarianBudapest, Gabbiano Print, Ny. és K. Kft.,2013

Tsili & Katerina

Slovak: Bratislava, MilaniumM, 2009 

Unto the Soul
English: New York, Random House, 1994; London, Quartet, 1996 New York, Schocken, 1998; pback: Toronto, Random House, 1998

Turkish: Istanbul, Metis, 2014

The Iron Tracks
English: New York, Schocken/Random House, 1998; Toronto, Random House, 1998
German: Berlin, Alexander Fest, 1999; Hamburg, Rowohlt, 2006
Hungarian: Budapest, Ulpius, 2003
Spanish: Madrid, Losada, 2005
Polish: Warsaw, WAB, 2006
Turkish: Istanbul, Yapi Kredi, 2007

Lost (The Conversion)
English: New York, Schocken, 1998; pback: 2000

Until the Dawn’s Light
English: New York, Schocken, 2011

The Ice Mine
German: Berlin, Alexander Fest, 2000

The Story of a Life
Italian: Florence, Giuntina, 2001; Milan, Ugo Guanda, 2008
English: New York, Schocken Books, 2004; 2006; London, Hamish Hamilton, 2005
French: Paris, Ed. de l'Olivier, 2004; Paris, Seuil, 2005
German: Berlin, Rowohlt, 2005; Augsburg, Weltbild, 2012
Spanish: Barcelona, Peninsula, 2005
Hungarian: Budapest, Park Konyvkiado, 2005
Dutch: Amsterdam, Ambo/Athos, 2005
Greek: Athens, Hestia, 2007
Croatian: Zagreb, Ocean More, 2007
Romanian: Bucharest, Polirom, 2009
Turkish: Istanbul, Yapi Kredi, 2009
Ukrainian: Kiev, Sammit-Kniga, 2011
Portuguese: Lisbon, Civilização, 2005

All Whom I Have Loved
German: Berlin, Alexander Fest, 2002; Berlin, Reinbek Rowohlt Taschenbuch, 2016
Italian: Florence, Giuntina, 2002
English: New York, Schocken, 2007

Night After Night
Italian: Florence, Giuntina, 2004

Suddenly, Love 
French: Paris, Ed. de l'Olivier, 2004; Paris, Points, 2006
Croatian: Zagreb, Ocean More, 2008
Greek: Athens, Vesta, 2008
Romanian: Bucharest, Polirom, 2010
Italian: Parma, Ugo Guanda, 2011
English: New York, Schocken, 2013
Dutch: Amsterdam, Ambo/Anthos, 2016


Wild Blossoming
French: Paris, Ed. de l`Olivier, 2005; Paris, Points 2008

Blooms of Darkness
French: Paris, Ed. de l'Olivier, 2008
Catalan: Barcelona, Club Editor, 2009
English: New York, Schocken, 2010; Richmond, Alma, 2011
Spanish: Barcelona, Galaxia Gutenberg: Circulo de Lectores, 2012
Italian: Parma, Guanda, 2013

Czech: Prague, Plus, 2014

 
An Entire Life
Italian: Parma, Ugo Guanda, 2010

And the Rage Is Not Yet Over
French
: Paris, Ed. de l'Olivier, 2009; Paris, Points, 2010

To the Land of the Reeds (To the Land of the Cattails)
English: New York, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1986; 1987; Tel Aviv, Steimatzky, 1987; London Quartet, 1989; Quartet Books/ Encounters, 1994; New York, Grove Atlantic Monthly Press, 1994
Swedish: Stockholm, Atlantis, 1989
Danish: Copenhagen, Centrum, 1990
French: Paris, Belfond, 1992
 
The Man Who Never Stopped Sleeping
French: Paris, Ed. de l'Olivier, 2011
German: Berlin, Rowohlt Berlin, 2012; pback: Reinbek, Rowohlt, 2013 
Dutch: Amsterdam, Ambo/Anthos, 2012
Italian: Parma, Ugo Guanda, 2012
English: New York, Schocken, 2016

Encounter with Aharon Appelfeld
English: Oakville, Mosaic Press, 2003

A Table For One (artwork by Meir Appelfeld)
English: London/New York, Toby Press, 2004

Essays
French: Paris, Ed. de l'Olivier, 2006

To the Edge of Sorrow

German: Berlin, Rowohlt Berlin, 2014; pback: Reinbek, Rowohlt, 2015
French: Paris, Ed. de l'Olivier, 2015; Paris, Points, 2016
Italian: Milan, Guanda, 2017

A Girl from Another World (Adam and Thomas)

French: Paris, l'École des loisirs, 2014

Italian: Parma, Guanda, 2014

Czech: Prague, Albatros, 2014

English: New York: Seven Stories Press, 2015

German: Berlin, Rowohlt Berlin, 2015
Catalan: Barcelona, Cruïlla, 2015  
Spanish: Madrid, SM, 2016

 

Long Summer

French: Paris, l'Ecole des loisirs, 2017

 

My Parents

German: Berlin, Rowholt, 2017 

 



























































 
 



























































 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 

















































Aharon Appelfeld

Books Published in Hebrew

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