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Amir Gutfreund

Amir Gutfreund (1963-2015) was born in Haifa and since 2005 lived in the Galilee. After studying applied mathematics at the Technion, he joined the Israeli Air Force where he worked for 20 years in mathematical research. Gutfreund received the Buchman Prize for Our Holocaust (2001), the Sapir Prize for The Shoreline Mansions (2003), the Book Publishers Association's Gold Book Prize (2006) as well as the Rohr Choice Award (USA, 2007) for Our Holocaust, the Prime Minister's Prize (2013) and the Ramat Gan Prize for The Legend of Bruno and Adella (2015). His last book, Mount of Beatitudes, was awarded the Steimatzky Prize for best-selling book of the year posthumously (2016)


Books Published in Hebrew            
Our Holocaust (novel), Zmora-Bitan, 2000; 2002 [Sho'a Shelanu]            
The Shoreline Mansions (stories), Zmora-Bitan, 2002 [Achuzot Ha-Chof]     
The World, a Moment Later (novel), Zmora-Bitan, 2005 [Ha-Olam, Ktzat Achar Kach] 
Heroes Fly to Her (novel), Zmora-Bitan, 2008 [Bishvila Giborim Afim]
A Mercenary and Winter Buds (novel), Zmora-Bitan, 2013 [Mazal Orev] 
Last Bullet Calls It [The Legend of Bruno and Adella] (novel), Zmora-Bitan, 2014 [Agadat Bruno Ve-Adella]
Mount of Beatitudes (novel), Zmora-Bitan, 2016 [Har Ha-Osher]           

Books in Translation            
Our Holocaust            
German: Berlin, Berlin Verlag, 2003; pback: Berlin Taschenbuch, 2005           
English: New York/London, Toby Press, 2006; pback: AmazonCrossing, 2012 French: Paris, Gallimard, 2007; Paris, Folio, 2009
Czech: Prague, Garamond, 2012
Hungarian: Budapest, Europa, 2013

The World, a Moment Later            
English: New York/London, Toby Press, 2008; AmazonCrossing, 2012
French: Paris, Gallimard, 2007; pback: Paris, Gallimard/Folio, 2009

Heroes Fly to Her
French: Paris, Gallimard, 2015

Last Bullet Calls It [The Legend of Bruno and Adella]
English: AmazonCrossing, 2017

Amir Gutfreund

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

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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