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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 literary editor and curator of exhibitions, Burstein writes literary and art reviews for the Hebrew press 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]

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, forthcoming
English: Champaign, IL, Dalkey Archive, 2013
Spanish: Mexico, Leetra, forthcoming
French: Arles, Actes Sud, 2014
NEWS
Zeruya Shalev was awarded the prestigious Femina prize, France, 2014
Zeruya Shalev's major novel The Remains of Love won the prestigious Prix Femina and is still nominated for Prix Medicis, 2014. The novel has been recently released in French translation by Editions Gallimard. On the long list were 15 outstanding authors, inter alia, Margaret Atwood (Canada), Lily Brett (Australia), Maxime Ossipov (Russia) and Leonardo Padura (Cuba).
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Rome-Jerusalem Prize 2014 for Zeruya Shalev
Zeruya Shalev was recently awarded the prestigious Rome-Jerusalem Prize for the Italian translation of her novel, The Remains of Love.
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Textile, by Orly Castel-Bloom is on the longlist for the US 2014 Best Translated Book Award Fiction !!

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Tami Shem-Tov wins the Lea Goldberg Prize for Children and Youth Books 2013
for her wonderful y/a novel, `I Am Not a Thief" about Janus Korczak`s orphanage.
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Yair Lapid, Israel`s new Finance Minister - a bestselling author!
Fact: Lapid has written four bestselling thrillers. Have you read them?
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Gadi Taub selected "Best Untranslated Israeli Author" in Granta Magazine
The bars, pimps and pubs of `Allenby Street`: a "masterfully constructed world of Dickensian variety," according to Etgar Keret.
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Limassol wins the Italian Marisa Giorgetti Award, 2013
Yishai Sarid`s amazing book - Il Poeta di Gaza in Italian - is going from strength to strength!
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One Night, Markovitch wins the Sapir Prize for Debut Novel
Rights to Ayelet Gundar-Goshen`s novel have been sold in German (Kein und Aber), and are under discussion for other languages.
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Orly Castel-Bloom
In case you`ve never heard Orly Castel-Bloom reading her own work, here`s a new YouTube of her reading her story "The Woman Who Wanted to Kill Someone." Enjoy!
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