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Avirama Golan

Avirama Golan was born in Israel in 1950. She studied literature at Tel Aviv University and, later, French literature in Paris. She worked for several years as correspondent and then editor for the daily Davar, and in 1991 she moved to Haaretz, where she became senior correspondent on social and cultural affairs and a member of the editorial board. At present she is a columnist for Liberal Magazine and writes for Haaretz. Golan has hosted a weekly literary magazine on Channel 2 TV. In 2012 she became director of the Center for Urbanism and Mediterranean Culture in Bat Yam. Golan has published novels, non-fiction and children's books, and her novels were bestsellers in Israel. She has also translated many children's classics and written screenplays for children's TV. Golan is the recipient of the Prime Minister's Prize (2014).
Avirama Golan

Books Published in Hebrew

Froggy Go to Sleep [with Paul Kor] (children-picture bk), Dvir, 2002 [Tzfarde'on Lech Lishon]
The Boy Who Loved the Moon [with Paul Kor] (children-picture bk), Dvir, 1995 [Ha-Yeled She-Ahav Et Ha-Yare'ach]
The Woman and the Wind [with Rony Oren] (children-picture bk), Dvir, 1991 [Ha-Isha Ve-Ha-Ruach]
The King's Daughter Love [with Rony Oren] (children-picture bk), Dvir, 1991 [Ahavat Bat Ha-Melech]
Sadwarf (children-picture bk), Edanim, 1979; Yedioth Ahronoth, 2005 [Gamadatzuv]
Women on themselves (non-fiction), Am Oved, Na'amat Monthly, 1988 [Al Atsman: Sichot im Nashim]
Girl and Colors (children-picture bk), Dvir, 1990 [Yalda U-Tzva'im]
The Ravens (novel) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 2004 [Ha-Orvim]
Gali’s Soap Bubbles (children-picture bk), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2006 [Buot Ha-Sabon Shel Gali]
Vital Signs (novel) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 2008 [Simanei Chayim]
The Cat that Dafna Wants (children-picture bk) , Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2008 [He-Chatul She-Dafna Rotza]
Letters to a Palestinian Friend (essay) , manuscript. See French edition
Little Naomi, Little Chick (children-picture bk), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2012 [Naomi Ve-Efroach Lo]
A Strange Woman (novel) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2013 [Isha Zara]
A Nut for a Squirrel (children-picture bk), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2017 [Im Yavo Sna'i]

Books in Translation

German: Frankfurt, Suhrkamp, 2007
Italian: Florence, Giuntina, 2007

French: Paris, Galaade, 2011

Little Naomi, Little Chick
English: Michigan, Eerdmans Bks for Young Readers, 2013
Korean: Seol, Kids M., 2013​

Gali’s Soap Bubbles
Afrikaans: Pretoria, LAPA, 2012
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.
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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