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Amnon Dankner

Amnon Dankner (1946-2013) was born in Jerusalem. He graduated in law from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. After holding a senior position in the Jewish Agency, he began a career in journalism at the daily Haaretz, where he became a popular columnist. Dankner also anchored a well-known political TV program "Popolitica," and served as editor-in-chief of Maariv, one of the mass-circulation dailies in Israel. Dankner published novels, collections of short stories and several non-fiction books.

Amnon Dankner

Books Published in Hebrew

Donʹt Shoot the President (suspense), Zmora-Bitan/ Modan, 1980 [Al Tiru Ba-Nasi]
Berman, Why Did You Do That to Me (stories), Adam, 1982 [Berman, Lama Asita Li Et Zeh?]
Looking for Goelman (stories), Zmora-Bitan, 1986 [Mechapsim Et Goelman]
Africa, Africa [with Tamar Golan] (non-fiction), Sifriat Maariv, 1988 [Afrika, Afrika]
Three in the Sealed Room [with Amnon Levy & Ron Maiberg] (non-fiction), Kinneret, 1991 [Shlosha Be-Mamat Echad]
Dahn Ben Amotz: A Biography (non-fiction), Keter/ Sifriat Zagagi, 1992 [Dan Ben Amotz: Biografya]
Shermanʹs Winter (suspense), Keter, 1996 [Sherman Ba-Choref]
The Summer of Rina Oster (stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1996 [Ha-Kayitz Shel Rina Oster]
Where We Were and What We Did: An Israeli Lexicon of the 1950s and 60s [with David Tartakover], Keter, 1996 [Eifo Hayinu U-Ma Asinu: Otzar Shnot Ha-Chamishim Ve-Hashishim]
The Neighbourʹs Pesto (humor), Keter, 1997 [Ha-Pesto Shel Ha-Shachen Yarok Yoter]
The Zionist Comic Book [with Amram Prat] (humor), Yedioth Ahronoth, 1998 [Sefer Ha-Komiks Ha-Tziyoni]
The Boneless (novel) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 2002 [Ha-Ish Lelo Atzamot]
Aunt Eva - His Nights and Days (novel) , Achuzat Bayit, 2008 [Yamav Ve-Leilotav Shel Ha-Doda Eva]
Abel Gagin’s Magic Touch (stories) , Achuzat Bayit, 2011 [Maga Ha-Kesem Shel Abel Gagin]

Books in Translation

NEWS
Nomination of Zeruya Shalev to prestigious Medicis prize, 2014
Zeruya Shalev's major novel The Remains of Love is nominated for the prestigious Prix Medicis 2014. The novel has been recently released in French translation by Editions Gallimard. On the current list of Prix Medicis for translated fiction. On the list are 15 outstanding authors, inter alia, Margaret Atwood (Canada), Lily Brett (Australia), Maxime Ossipov (Russia) and Leonardo Padura (Cuba). http://prixmedicis.wordpress.com/
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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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