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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 

Congratulations to Barabara Harshav for the 2018 PEN Medal for Translation!
The prize is given to a translator whose career has demonstrated a commitment to excellence through the body of their work. Barbara Harshav has been translating works from French, German, Hebrew and Yiddish for over twenty years and has currently published over forty books of translation. Among the many Hebrew authors she has translated: Yoram Kaniuk, Agnon, Yehudit Hendel, Yehuda Amichai and many more.
The Ministry of Culture and Sport announced the names of the winners of the Arik Einstein Veterans Artists Prize.
A prize of 50,000 NIS was given to each of the 21 artists who worked and are still working to promote Israeli culture in various fields -Music, dance, theater, plastic arts, cinema and literature. In the literature category the winners were Ronny Someck, Jacob Buchan and Shlomit Cohen-Assif. Also, Anat Masiach is among the recipient of the prize for debut literary works. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Ronit Matalon, the recipient of the 2017 Brenner prize for her book 'And the Bride Closed the Door". And, congratulations to Amir ziv, the recipent of the first ever Brenner prize for debut novels.
Ronit Matalon's book tells the story of Margie, a young bride, who shuts herself up in her mother's bedroom and declares that she won’t get married. Her family gathers at the locked door, not knowing what to do. Amir Ziv tells a story that begins as an apparently routine correspondence between a prying citizen, secretly in love with his neighbor, and a conscientious municipal clerk, and developes into an uncovering of a great underlying drama.
The fourth German-Hebrew/Hebrew-German translation workshop April 29 to May 5, 2018 Beit Ben-Yehuda, Jerusalem
After workshops in Berlin, Jerusalem and Straelen, the workshop will return to Jerusalem this spring. This workshop will focus on the participants translations. These are unfinished translations that have not yet been published. These will be sent to all participants. The workshop is open to 10 participants and is intended for literary translators with experience and publications. Workshop facilitators: Anne Birkenhauer and Gadi Goldberg Prerequisites: At least one published translation Duration: Sunday, April 29, 2018 until Saturday, May 5, 2018 Location: Beit Ben-Yehuda, 28 Ein Gedi St., 93383 Jerusalem Participation fee: Participation (Accommodation and meals) is free of charge. Travel / flight expenses will be refunded. For more details and for the documents required for submitting application: Anne Birkenhauer, and Gadi Goldberg,
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.
Yitzchak Mayer's personal website goes live
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