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Emuna Elon

Emuna Elon was born in Jerusalem to a family of rabbis and scholars, and was raised in Jerusalem and New York. She teaches Judaism, Hassidism and Hebrew literature, and has served as advisor to the Prime Minister on the status of Israeli women. She also wrote a weekly political column in the mass circulation daily, Yedioth Ahronoth, and later in Israel Hayom. Elon has published essays, short stories, popular children’s books and a number of bestselling novels. Her novel If You Awaken Love was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award (2007). Elon received the Book Publishers Association’s Gold Book Prize (2010) for her novel Inscribe My Name, the Aminach Prize for Beyond My Sight (2014) and the Prime Minister's Prize (2015).

Emuna Elon

Books Published in Hebrew

If You Awaken Love [Heaven Rejoices] (novel), Keter, 2004 [Simcha Gdola Ba-Shamayim]
Inscribe My Name (novel), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2010 [Ve-Tichtevu: Ahuvatenu]
Beyond My Sight (novel) , Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2012 [Be-Mufla Mi-Meni]
House on Endless Waters (novel) , Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2016 [Bayit Al Mayim Rabim]
When I Ask God (children-picture bk), Zmora-Bitan, 1985 [Kshe-Ani Mevakesh Me-Elohim]
Passover Coming Soon (children-picture bk), Sifriat Bet El, 1987 [Od Meʹat Pessach]
How to Ask for Forgiveness? (children-picture bk), Sifriat Bet El, 1987 [Eich Mevakshim Slicha?]
Michalʹs Kippah (children-picture bk), Sifriat Bet El, 1988 [Ha-Kippah Shel Michal]
On Saturday Afternoon (children-picture bk), Sifriat Bet El, 1988 [Be-Shabbat Achar Ha-Tzoʹorayim]
Fathiʹs Treasure (youth), Sifriat Bet El, 1988 [Ha-Otzar Shel Fathi]
In Honor of Shabbat (children-picture bk), Sifriat Bet El, 1990 [Sefer Li-Chvod Shabbat]
Ayelet is Looking for a Mitzvah (children-picture bk), Olam Hasefer Hatorani, 1995 [Ayelet Mechpeset Mitzva]
Even When I Hide (children-picture bk), Sifrey Hamerkaz, 1995 [Afilu Kshe-Ani Mitchabeh]
A Little Girl who Can Read (children-picture bk), Sifrey Hamerkaz, 1995 [Yalda She-Yodaʹat Likro]
Hanochʹs Candies (children-picture bk), Dor, 1998 [Ha-Sukaryot Shel Hanoch]
Who Drinks Last? (children-picture bk), Dor, 1998 [Mi Shoteh Acharon?]
Holiday Stories (children-picture bk), Dor, 1999; Korʹim, 2003 [Sipurim Le-Yamim Tovim]
Leftsock (children-picture bk) , Dor, 2000 [Gerev]
The State of Kindergarten Children (children-picture bk), Korʹim, 2012 [Ha-Medina Shel Yaldei Ha-Gan]
Only When I Close My Eyes: Thoughts about God (children-picture bk), Zmora-Bitan, 2015 [Rak Be-Einayim Atzumot]

Books in Translation

Dutch: Amsterdam, Atlas, forthcoming
If You Awaken Love
English: London/New York, Toby Press, 2007; AmazonCrossing, 2012

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is one of the 100 notable books of 2017 of the "New York Times".

Congratulations to Zeruya Shalev and Shifra Horn for receiving the 2017 Adei Wizo Prize.

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award! The books on the longlist are selected by 400 libraries worldwide. Titles are nominated on the basis of ‘high literary merit’ as determined by the nominating library.
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.
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.
MHL - New webzine starting soon!