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Dror Burstein

Dror Burstein was born in 1970 in Netanya, Israel, and lives in Tel Aviv. He first became a fully qualified lawyer, then he left the legal field and started studying literature. He received a PhD in Hebrew literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2001 and now teaches at Tel Aviv University. A writer, a poet, a literary editor and curator of exhibitions, Burstein writes literary and art reviews for the Hebrew press, translates poetry from English to Hebrew and has also edited programs for Israel Radio's music station. Since 2011 he is editor of the poetry journal Helikon.  
Burstein has been awarded the Jerusalem Prize for Literature (1997), the Ministry of Science and Culture Prize for Poetry (2002), the Bernstein Prize for his novel, Avner Brenner (2005), the Prime Minister's Prize (2006) and the Goldberg Prize for Sun's Sister (2014)


Dror Burstein

Books Published in Hebrew

Fruit; Divorce (poetry), Even Hoshen, 1999 [Peirot; Get]
Avner Brenner (novel) , Babel, 2003 [Avner Brenner]
Twin Cities (stories), Babel, 2004 [Arim Teʹomot]
Murderers (novel) , Babel, 2006 [Ha-Rotzchim]
With No Case of Death: Stories from Kibbutz Lohamei Haghetaot (non-fiction), Babel, 2007 [Bli Shum Mikre Mavet: Sipurim Mi-Kibbutz Lochamei Ha-Getaʹot]
Kin (novel) , Keter, 2009 [Karov]
Netanya (novel) , Keter, 2010 [Netanya]
My Cup of Tea (children-picture bk) , Am Oved, 2011 [Kos Ha-Te Sheli]
Sun’s Sister (novel) , Keter, 2012 [Achot Shemesh]
Issues in Literature (non-fiction), Bialik Institute, 2013 [Sheʹelot Be-Sifrut]
Meat and Art (essay) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2014 [Tmunot Shel Basar]
Mud (novel) , Keter, 2016 [Tit]
My Life at the Moment (poetry), Even Hoshen [Ele Ka-Rega Chayai]
A Coat Called Sam (children-picture bk), Keter, 2016 [Me'il U-Shmo Shmuel]

Books in Translation

French: Arles, Actes Sud, 2010
Italian: Rome, Riuniti, 2012
English: Champaign, IL, USA, Dalkey Archive, 2012
German: Gottingen, Wallstein, 2013
Turkish: Istanbul, Dedalus, 2015
English: Champaign, IL, Dalkey Archive, 2013
Spanish: Mexico, Leetra, 2015
French: Arles, Actes Sud, 2014
NEWS
"One Night" nominated for ELLE France literary award
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "One Night, Markovitch" was selected for the long list of the Grand Prix des Lectrices de Elle. Winners in four categories will be announced in May 2017.
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Semel on "Isra-Isle" for JBC
With the release of "Isra-Isle" earlier this month from Mandel Vilar Press, Nava Semel is guest blogging for the Jewish Book Council. Click here to read on how the idea behind the book came to being.
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Gelbfish gets Geffen
Israeli Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy named Roni Gelbfish's "Lake in Shadows" the best original Hebrew book as the author received the 2016 Geffen Award. For more information about the title click here.
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"Waking Lions" to become new NBC series
Gundar-Goshen's latest novel will be the basis of the new drama series, following a buy from NBS. The project will be overlooked by Gideon Raff of the "Homeland" fame. Fore more info click here.
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Castel-Bloom talking "Egyptian Novel" in Paris
While at the Lettres d’Israël festival the author spoke about the journey towards her latest novel, her relationships with Israel and the writer's freedom to go beyond the conventional. Click here to watch the full interview (in French).
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