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Miki Ben-Cnaan

Miki Ben-Cnaan was born in Tel Aviv. An artist as well as a writer, she has exhibited her drawings in solo and group exhibitions, in Israel—the Tel Aviv Museum—and the U.S. Professionally, she has worked for many years as a stage and costume designer, particularly for young artists at the National Habima Theater. Ben-Cnaan has received many awards for stage design: the Acre Theater Festival Award (1984), Habima Theater’s Goldenberg Prize (2002), the Sternfeld Prize (2003), the Fringe Theater “Golden Hedgehog” Award (2007) and the Prime Minister's Prize (2014).
At present she also teaches stage and costume design at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and the Kibbutzim College of Education. In recent years Ben-Cnaan has established a start-up company to develop a medical device that she invented. The Grand Circus of Ideas is her second novel.
Photo@Yotam Agam

Books Published in Hebrew

Mother of Wheat (novel), Safra, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2006; Kirkas, 2013 [Em Ha-Chita]
The Grand Circus of Ideas (novel) , Achuzat Bayit, 2011 [Ha-Kirkas Ha-Gadol Shel Ha-Raʹayonot]

Books in Translation

Italian: Florence, Giuntina, 2014
NEWS
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is one of the 100 notable books of 2017 of the "New York Times".

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Congratulations to Zeruya Shalev and Shifra Horn for receiving the 2017 Adei Wizo Prize.

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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.
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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:
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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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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: http://www.netanyaaaci.org.il/WebPages/BoxOfficePages/lectures2.htm And for more details about the title click here: http://www.ithl.org.il/page_15644
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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.
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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.
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