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Peretz-Dror Banai

Peretz-Dror Banai was born in 1947 in Gamishli, Syria. He grew up in Aleppo and attended a Protestant school. He immigrated with his family to Israel in 1962. The family's first home was in an immigrant transit camp near the town of Kfar Saba, where he lives today. He has translated and published modern Arab poetry and prose (Mahmud Darwish, Joubran Khalil Joubran).            

Books Published in Hebrew
Oxygen, Stavit, 1980 [Chamtzan]            
Splendor and Nothing Else, Sifriat Poalim, 1982 [Yif'at Ve-Lo Mashehu Acher]
A Bow and a Spear, Sifriat Poalim, 1985 [Keshet Ve-Kidon]
The Sound of Days, Hakkibutz Hameuchad, 1985 [She'on Ha-Yamim]
Foliage, Sifriat Poalim, 1987 [Badim]            
Exchange My Life, Sifriat Poalim, 1988 [Ba-Avur Chayai]
Lion's Study, Sifriat Poalim, 1991 [Mishnat Arayot]
Poems from the Same Sea, Bitan, 1992 [Shirim Me-Oto Ha-Yam]       
Turquoise, Sifriat Poalim, 1993 [Turkiz]            
Mainly the '90, Sifriat Poalim, 1996 [Shnot Ha-Tish'im Be-Ikar]
Touches that Fled in a Cloud, Sifiriat Poalim, 1997 [Negi'ot She-Parchu Be-Anan]            
Last Edge of Beauty, Sifriat Poalim, 1999 [Gvul Acharon Le-Yofi]
California Notebooks, Even Hoshen, 2004 [Machberot California]
Sea Routes, Keshev, 2007 [Afikei Yam]
Sixty Below Zero, Keshev, 2008 [Shishim Mi-Tachat La-Efes]
Torn Happiness, Keshev, 2012 [Simcha Kru'a]    

Peretz-Dror Banai

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

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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