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Ora Ayal

Ora Ayal (1946-2011) was born in Jerusalem. She studied at the Bezalel Academy of Art and received a degree in mathematics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Ayal created games, stories, and activities for teaching elementary-level math. She also translated adult and children`s books from Italian into Hebrew. Ayal wrote and illustrated eight books for children and illustrated over 100 books. She was awarded the Israel Museum Prize for Illustration (1994).

Ora Ayal

Books Published in Hebrew

Morning Comes, Keren Or, 1975 [Boker Ba]
Ugbu, Sifriat Poalim, 1977; Ayalot, 2000 [Ugbu]
One Tuesday Morning, Sifriat Poalim, 1985; boarder bk: 2011 [Boker Bahir Ehad]
The Great War (children-picture bk) , Sifriat Poalim, 1986 [Ha-Milhamah Ha-Adirah]
One Dark Night, Sifriat Poalim, 1988; board bk: 2011 [Laila Hashuch Ehad]
A Girl All by Herself, Keter, 1992 [Yalda Levadah]
A Surprise for Hagar, Ministry of Education Culture and Sport, 1995 [Haftaʹa Le-Hagar]
Hanna Banana, Ayalot, 1996 [Savta Shel Hanna Banana Bishla Daysa]

Books in Translation

The Adventures of Chester the Chest
English: New York, Harper & Row, 1982

English: New York, Harper & Row, 1979
Arabic: Bnei Brak, Sifriat Poalim, 2014

One Tuesday Morning
English: London, Dobson Books, 1980 

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!