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Shimon Zimmer

Shimon Zimmer was born in Haifa in 1950. He spent several years as a stage actor before becoming a playwright. A number of his plays, including his political satires, have been performed on stage. Zimmer has published novels and short stories. He was awarded the Prime Minister's Prize in 2005, and his novel, Sometimes the House Is a Murderer, was shortlisted for the 2016 Sapir Prize. 

Shimon Zimmer

Books Published in Hebrew

A Mother For Hire (stories) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1995 [Ima Lehaskir]
Misery Fit for a Novel (novel), Babel, 1999 [Umlalut Reuya Le-Roman]
Magnificent Evil (novel), Sifriat Poalim, 2005 [Ra Le-Tiferet]
Evidence to Love (novel), Sifriat Poalim, 2007 [Reʹayot Le-Ahava]
Zimmer Under the Moon (novel), Sifriat Poalim, 2010 [Zimmer Mi-Tachat La-Yareʹach]
Imagine You're Alive (novel), Afik, 2013 [Damyen She-Ata Chay]
Sometimes the House Is a Murderer (novel), Afik, 2016 [Lifamim Ha-Bayit Hu Rotzeach]

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!