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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
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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