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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

Congratulations to Barabara Harshav for the 2018 PEN Medal for Translation!
The prize is given to a translator whose career has demonstrated a commitment to excellence through the body of their work. Barbara Harshav has been translating works from French, German, Hebrew and Yiddish for over twenty years and has currently published over forty books of translation. Among the many Hebrew authors she has translated: Yoram Kaniuk, Agnon, Yehudit Hendel, Yehuda Amichai and many more.
The Ministry of Culture and Sport announced the names of the winners of the Arik Einstein Veterans Artists Prize.
A prize of 50,000 NIS was given to each of the 21 artists who worked and are still working to promote Israeli culture in various fields -Music, dance, theater, plastic arts, cinema and literature. In the literature category the winners were Ronny Someck, Jacob Buchan and Shlomit Cohen-Assif. Also, Anat Masiach is among the recipient of the prize for debut literary works. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Ronit Matalon, the recipient of the 2017 Brenner prize for her book 'And the Bride Closed the Door". And, congratulations to Amir ziv, the recipent of the first ever Brenner prize for debut novels.
Ronit Matalon's book tells the story of Margie, a young bride, who shuts herself up in her mother's bedroom and declares that she won’t get married. Her family gathers at the locked door, not knowing what to do. Amir Ziv tells a story that begins as an apparently routine correspondence between a prying citizen, secretly in love with his neighbor, and a conscientious municipal clerk, and developes into an uncovering of a great underlying drama.
The fourth German-Hebrew/Hebrew-German translation workshop April 29 to May 5, 2018 Beit Ben-Yehuda, Jerusalem
After workshops in Berlin, Jerusalem and Straelen, the workshop will return to Jerusalem this spring. This workshop will focus on the participants translations. These are unfinished translations that have not yet been published. These will be sent to all participants. The workshop is open to 10 participants and is intended for literary translators with experience and publications. Workshop facilitators: Anne Birkenhauer and Gadi Goldberg Prerequisites: At least one published translation Duration: Sunday, April 29, 2018 until Saturday, May 5, 2018 Location: Beit Ben-Yehuda, 28 Ein Gedi St., 93383 Jerusalem Participation fee: Participation (Accommodation and meals) is free of charge. Travel / flight expenses will be refunded. For more details and for the documents required for submitting application: Anne Birkenhauer, and Gadi Goldberg,
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.
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!