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Alex Epstein

Alex Epstein was born in St. Petersburg, Russia (then Leningrad), in 1971, and came to Israel in 1980. He currently lives in Tel Aviv. Best known for his short short stories, Epstein has published a book of poetry, collections of short stories and novels. He writes for the literary supplement of the daily newspapers, Haaretz , teaches creative writing and works as a programmer in a high-tech firm. In 2007 Epstein participated in the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, and in 2010 he was writer in residence at the University of Denver. Epstein was awarded the Prime Minister's Prize twice (2003; 2016).

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Alex Epstein

Books Published in Hebrew

Writing Leningrad and Other Poems (poetry), Eked, 1992 [Kotev Leningrad Ve-Shirim Acherim]
The Dog that Talked (About the War) (stories) , Zmora-Bitan, 1994 [Ha-Kelev She-Diber (Al Ha-Milchama)]
A Story About Nimrodon (children-picture bk), Keter, 1997 [Sipur Al Nimrodon]
The Mountaineerʹs Beloved (stories) , Keter, 1999 [Ahuvato Shel Metapes He-Harim]
Honey Dictionary (novel), Gvanim, 2000 [Milon Mahapach]
Yellow Heroes (story), Keter, 2000 [Ha-Giborim Ha-Tzehubim]
The Odyssey (novel) , Keter, 2001 [Odiseʹa]
Dream Recipes (novel), Babel, 2002 [Matkonei Chalomot]
Blue Has No South (stories) , Am Oved, 2005 [Le-Kachol Ein Darom]
Lunar Savings Time [Shortcuts Home] (stories), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2010 [Kitzurei Derech Habayta]
For My Next Illusion I Will Use Wings (stories), Carmel, 2012 [La-Kesem Ha-Ba Ezdakek Li-Chnafayim]
Recalculating Love [digital book] (stories), Indiebook, 2013 [Mechashev Ahava Me-Chadash]
First-Hand from the Author (stories), Indiebook, 2014 [Yad Rishona Mi-Sofer]

Books in Translation

English: Northampton, MA, Clockroot Books, 2010

Selected Stories
Russian: Moscow, Muravei, 2006

Lunar Savings Time [Shortcuts Home]
English: Northampton, MA, Clockroot Books, 2011
French: Bordeaux, Éditions do, 2017

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.
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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