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Hanoch Bartov

Hanoch Bartov (1926-2016) was born in Petah Tikva, Israel, and since 1955 lived in Tel Aviv. During World War II, he served in the British Army's Jewish Brigade and he also fought in Israel's 1948 War of Independence. Bartov was well known as a novelist, playwright and journalist. He served as Israel's cultural attache in London, and for 20 years he wrote a regular opinion column for the daily Maariv. He published novels, collections of short stories, books of essays and a biography of David "Dado" Elazar.
Among other awards, Bartov received the Ussishkin Prize (1954), the Shlonsky Prize (1965), the Yitzhak Sadeh Prize for Military Literature (1978), the Bialik Prize (1985), the President's Prize for Literature (1998), the Agnon Prize (2005), the Buchman Prize (2006), the Prime Minister's Prize (2007) the Yehuda Amichai-ACUM Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2007) and the Israel Prize for Literature (2010). In 2005, he was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Tel Aviv University.

Hanoch Bartov

Books Published in Hebrew

The Reckoning and the Soul (novel), Sifriat Poalim, 1953; Sifriat Maariv, 1988 [Ha-Cheshbon Ve-Ha-Nefesh]
Each Had Six Wings (novel), Sifriat Poalim, 1954; Yalkut, 1958; rev. ed. Am Oved, 1973; Sifriat Maariv, 1988; Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 2014 [Shesh Knafayim Le-Echad]
The Little Market (stories), Sifriat Poalim, 1957 [Ha-Shuk Ha-Katan]
Four Israelis and All America (travel), Sifriat Poalim, 1961; Massada, 1963 [Arbaʹa Israelim Ve-Kol America]
The Heart of the Wise (novella & stories), Sifriat Poalim, 1962 [Lev Chachamim]
The Brigade (novel), Am Oved, 1965; Sifriat Maariv, 1988; Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 2011 [Pitzʹei Bagrut]
Israelis at the Court of St. James (travel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1969 [Israelim Be-Chatzar Saint James]
Whose Little Boy Are You? (novel), Am Oved, 1970; Sifriat Maariv, 1988; Hakibbutz Hameuchd/ Siman Kriah, Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2010 [Shel Mi Ata Yeled]
A Distant Sister (stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1973 [Achot Rechoka]
The Heart of the Wise (novella), Tarmil, 1974 [Lev Chachamim]. See above
The Dissembler (novel), Am Oved, 1975; Sifriat Maariv, 1988 [Ha-Baday: Parashat Chakira Achat]
Dado: 48 Years and Another 20 Days (biography), Sifriat Maariv, 1978; ext. ed. Dvir, 2002 [Dado: 48 Shana Ve-Od 20 Yom]
Little Jew (stories), Am Oved, 1980 [Yehudi Katan]
In the Middle of it All (novel) , Am Oved, 1984; Sifriat Maariv, 1988 [Be-Emtza Ha-Roman]
A Fair in Moscow (travel), Sifriat Maariv, 1988 [Yarid Be-Moskva]
Mazal Ayala (stories), Sifriat Maariv, 1988 [Mazal Ayala]
This is Ishel Speaking (novel), Sifriat Maariv, 1990 [Ze Ishel Medaber]
Death at Purim (stories), Sifriat Maariv, 1992 [Mavet Be-Furim]
Halfway Out (novel) , Am Oved, 1994; Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2011 [Regel Achat Ba-Chutz]
I Am Not the Mythological Sabra (essays), Am Oved, 1995 [Ani Lo Ha-Tzabar Ha-Mitologi]
A Heart Poured Out (novella & story) , Zmora-Bitan, 2001 [Lev Shafuch]
Hand in Hand, Locked for Life (novel), Zmora-Bitan, 2003; Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 2013 [Mi-Tom Ad Tom]
Beyond the Horizon, Across the Street (biography), Zmora-Bitan, 2006 [Mi-Chuts La-Ofek, Me-Ever La-Rechov]
To Be and to Write in the Land of Israel (non-fiction), Zmora-Bitan, 2008 [Ligdol Ve-Lichtov Be-Eretz Israel]
A Blind Reading (stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 2013 [Kri'a Iveret]

Books in Translation

The Brigade
English: Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1967
New York, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1968
London, MacDonald, 1969
Russian: Jerusalem, Aliya, 1977

Everyone Had Six Wings
English: Jerusalem, World Zionist Organization, 1974
Spanish: Buenos Aires, Candelabro, 1956; Jerusalem, Organizacion Sionista Mundial, 1974 (abridged); Jerusalem, Semana, 1977

An Israeli at the Court of St. James
English: London, Vallentine Mitchell, 1971

The Dissembler
Spanish: Jerusalem, Semana, 1978
Russian: Jerusalem, Aliya, 1981

Whose Little Boy Are You?
English: Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1978

Dado - 48 Years and Another 20 days
English: Tel Aviv, Maariv, 1981
Greek: Athens, Istor, 1985 
Manuscripts available in English translation (for publishers only)
The Dissembler
In the Middle of it All (partial)
Selected stories 

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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:
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