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Eran Bar-Gil

Eran Bar-Gil was born in Holon, Israel, in 1969. He studied psychology and comparative literature at Bar-Ilan University, and is also a musician. Bar-Gil writes articles and reviews for the Israeli press, and has published collections of short stories, books of poetry and novels. He has spent a few years between Israel and Africa and is working on a literary-musical trilogy whose first part, 1:1, was published in 2005. Bar-Gil has been awarded the Bernstein Prize (2006), the ACUM Prize for fiction three times (2007; 2010; 2017), the Johanna Prenner Prize (2008) for a film script based on his novel, Iron, the ACUM Prize for Poetry (2013) and the Prime Minister's Prize (2014). Saving Neta, a film based on his fourth novel, Iron, was released in 2017.

Eran Bar-Gil

Books Published in Hebrew

Babushka, (stories & poetry), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1998 [Babushka: Sipurim U-Veineihem Shirim]
Simple, (poetry), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2000 [Pashut]
Many Waters (novel), Babel, 2001 [Mayim Rabim]
Every Day Life (poetry), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2003 [Chayei Yom Yom]
Horseshoe and Violin (novel), Xargol, 2005 [Parsa Ve-Kinor]
1:1 (Poetry and Music), Hatav Hashmini, 2005 [1:1]
The Bridge (novel) , Keter, 2007 [Gesher]
Iron (novel), Keter, 2008 [Barzel]. See: Saving Neta, below
Magic and Lies (novel), Ex Libris/ Yedioth Ahronoth, 2011 [Kesem Ve-Kazav]
The Sorrow of Growing Pumkins (poetry), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2014 [Tzaʹar Gidul Dluʹim]
Stories from the Fourth World (stories), Yedioth Ahronoth/ Ex Libris, 2015 [Sipurim Me-Ha-Olam Ha-Revi'ee]
Saving Neta (novel) , Keter, 2017 [Lehatzil Et Neta (Barzel)]

Books in Translation

German: Berlin, Rowohlt Berlin, 2008; pback: 2009; ebook: forthcoming
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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