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Dov Elbaum

Dov Elbaum was born to an ultra-Orthodox Jerusalem family in 1970, and was raised in yeshivas. During his army service, he left the ultra-Orthodox lifestyle and served as a military reporter for the soldiers' magazine, Bamahane. Later, he worked as a journalist for Hadashot and Yedioth Ahronoth and served as editor-in-chief of Yedioth Ahronoth Publishing House. Elbaum studied in special program for gifted students at Tel Aviv University and earned an MA in Jewish philosophy. He now hosts a TV talk show and teaches at Tel Aviv University and at several other educational institutes, integrating religious and secular thought through his research and fiction-writing. Elbaum has published a number of research studies and essays as well as novels and books for children. He was awarded the President's Prize for Young Writers in 2002 and the Liebhaber Prize for Religious Tolerance in 2013.

Dov Elbaum

Books Published in Hebrew

The Month of Elul (novel) , Am Oved, 1997, 2003 [Zman-Elul]
My Life with the Forefathers (novel), Am Oved, 2001 [Chayay Im Ha-Avot: Agada Otobiyografit]
The Lion, His Mane and the Giraffe (children-picture bk) , Am Oved, 2006 [Ha-Arye Ha-Raʹamtan, Ve-Ha-Jirafa Gam]
Into the Fullness of the Void: A Spiritual Autobiography (autobiographical novel), Am Oved, 2007 [Masa Ba-Chalal Ha-Panuy: Otobiyografya Ruchanit]
The Octopus and the Sea Horse (children-picture bk), Am Oved, 2008 [Zeʹevik Ha-Tmanun Ve-Hasuson Ephraim]
The Eagleʹs Island (children-picture bk), Am Oved, 2012 [Yanuka Be-Ee Ha-Nesharim]
It’s Not Just an Antilope (children-picture-bk), Am Oved, 2017 [Lo Stam Antilopa]

Books in Translation

Korean: Seoul, School Road, 2011
Into the Fullness of the Void: A Spiritual Autobiography
English: Woodstock, VT,Jewish Lights, 2013

Manuscripts available in English translation
(for publishers only):
My Life with the Forefathers
The Lion, His Mane and the Giraffe
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.
Chana Bloch dies at 77
Chana Bloch, a revered poet and translator from Hebrew and Yiddish, has sadly passed away earlier this month. Among her many remarkable achievements is the wonderful translation of a collection of poems by Dahlia Ravikovitch​ (W. W. Norton & Company). Chana will be greatly missed.
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.
Dayan on feminism and writing
Following the release of "Transitions" in English, Yael Dayan talks to Lilith Magazine about her past aspirations and present pursuits. Click here to read the full interview.
Gundar-Goshen's Op-Ed for Time
To mark the US publication of "Waking Lions" Ayelet Gundar-Goshen talks about the refugee crisis, internal walls and people behind them in the op-ed for Time. Click here to read the article.
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