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Yitzhak Ben-Ner

Yitzhak Ben-Ner was born in Kfar Yehoshua, Israel, in 1937 and studied literature and drama at Tel Aviv University. Ben-Ner is a writer, screenwriter, playwright, journalist and film critic. He also edits and hosts radio and TV programs. He began publishing stories as a young boy, and his first book for adults was published in 1967. Several of his books and stories have been adapted for the screen and stage; his play Ta'atuon received First Prize at the Theatroneto Festival (1990) and was performed at the Royal National Theater, London, in 1998. Ben-Ner has been awarded the prestigious Agnon-Jerusalem Prize (1981), the Bernstein Prize (1981), the Ramat Gan Prize for Literature (1983), the Prime Minister's Prize (2006) and the ACUM Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2008). 

Yitzhak Ben-Ner

Books Published in Hebrew

After the Field-Burner (children) Alef, 1967; rev. ed. Keter, 1980 [Be-Ikvot Mavʹir Ha-Sadot]
The Man from There (novel) , Am Oved, 1967, 2015 [Ha-Ish Mi-Sham]
Rustic Sunset (stories) , Am Oved, 1976; Yedioth Ahronoth, 2007 [Shkiʹa Kafrit]
Kishona: Children of the River (youth), Am Oved, 1978 [Kishona: Alilot A-La-Yaakov Va-Chavurato]
After the Rain (stories), Keter, 1979 [Acharei Ha-Geshem: Shlosha Sipurim]
My Friend Emmanuel and I (children), Keter, 1980 [Yedidi Emmanuel Va-Ani]
A Far Land (novel in stories), Keter, 1981 [Eretz Rechoka: Roman Be-Sipurim]
Protocol (novel), Keter, 1983 [Protokol]
The Angels Are Coming (novel), Keter, Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1987; Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2016 [Malʹachim Baʹim]
Taʹatuon (novel), Keter, 1989 [Taʹatuon]
Jeans: A Dog. Not Pants (youth), Keter, 1991 [Jeans: Kalba. Lo Michnasayim]
Morning of Fools (novel), Keter, 1992 [Boker Shel Shotim]
Bears and Woods (novel), Keter, 1995 [Dubim Ve-Yaʹar]
Enemy Scope (suspense) , Keter, 1997 [Mitcham Oyev]
City of Refuge (novel) , Am Oved, 2000 [Ir Miklat]
Nobodyʹs Ever Died Walking (novel), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2007 [Af Echad Od Lo Met Be-Halicha]
The Long Night Journey Home (stories), Am Oved, 2013 [Ha-Masa Ha-Leily Ha-Aroch Habayta: Mivchar Sipurim Me-Az U-Me-Achshav]
The Itzhakya [digital book] (autobiographical novel), Mendele EBooks, 2013 [Ha-Itzchakya]
The Magic Door (writer) [TV series, 1974]
Atalia (story) [feature film, 1984]
Again, Forever (story & screenplay) [feature film, 1985]
Winter Games (story) [TV drama, 1988]
Nili (screenplay & director) [documentary feature film, 1996]
Enemy Scope (writer) [TV mini-series, 1999]
Nicole [Habima, 1978]
Cairo, February ʹ78 [Habima, 1982]
David August [1983]
A Far Land [1989]
Taʹatuon [Cameri, 1990]
Morning of Fools [Beit Lessin, 1994]
Uri Muri [Cameri, 1998]

Books in Translation

English: New York/Tel Aviv, Sabra Books, 1970
Japanese: Tokyo, Kadokawa Shoten, 1978
French: Paris, Ecriture, 1994
English: Colorado Springs, Lynne Rienner, 1997 
After the Rain
Danish: Copenhagen, S.T., 1992
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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