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Israel Hameiri

Israel Hameiri was born in Kibbutz Givat Haim (Meuhad), Israel, in 1948 and lives in Moshav Amirim, in the Galilee. He began publishing short stories during his military service. Later, he studied literature and theater at Tel Aviv University and Haifa University, where he received his PhD in theater. A novelist, playwright and critic, Hameiri teaches drama, literature and creative writing at Haifa University and Oranim College. He has published short stories and a number of novels. Hameiri received the Moznayim Prize for one of his short stories (1984) and the Prime Minister's Prize (1985).

Israel Hameiri

Books Published in Hebrew

Wildness (stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1972 [Praʹut]
The Fourth (stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1981 [Ha-Reviʹi]
Fire in the Thorns (stories), Am Oved, 1983 [Esh Ba-Kotzim]
The White Ones (novel), Am Oved, 1985 [Ha-Levanim]
The Watermelon Eaters (stories), Zmora-Bitan, 1988 [Ochlei Ha-Avatiach]
Remembrance Night (novel), Am Oved, 1990 [Leil Zikaron]
Pigs (stories), Keter, 1994 [Chazirim]
Symbiosis (novel) , Am Oved, 2000 [Symbioza]
Actors (novel) , Even Hoshen, 2006 [Sahkanim]
Hillside on Fire (novel) , Am Oved, 2012 [Esh Ba-Midron]
The Mythic Other: An Inquiry into Five Plays After Levinas (non-fiction), Resling, 2013 [Ha-Drama Shel Ha-Acher Ha-Miti: Iyun Ba-Chamisha Machazot Be-Ikvot Levinas]

Books in Translation

French: Paris, Gallimard, 2003
German: Munich, dtv, 2003
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!