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Ilan Sheinfeld

Ilan Sheinfeld was born in Israel in 1960. He has an MA in Hebrew and English literature from Tel Aviv University, where he taught Hebrew literature. Sheinfeld has worked as a newspaper editor, literary critic and has written on cultural topics. He was the founding editor of an Israeli journal on literature and theory, was spokesman for the Cameri Theater and owned a public relations office. In 1998 Sheinfeld founded a publishing house specializing in gay literature, and he also teaches writing workshops. He was awarded the Liv-Goldenberg Foundation Award (2001), the Kugel Prize twice (1988; 2013) and the Prime Minister's Prize (2015). 

Ilan Sheinfeld

Books Published in Hebrew

Enchanted Lizard, Martef 29/ Eked, 1981 [Letaʹa Mechushefet]
Making Love with the Tongue, Dvir, 1984 [Osim Ahava Ba-Lashon: Shirim 1977-1983]
Lines to a Friend in Parting, Aleph, 1987 [Turim Le-Reʹa Bi-Freda]
It Begins with Love, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1989 [Ve-Reshito Ahava]
Temporary, Tamuz/ Writers Association, 1992 [Araʹi]
Taschlich, Tag, 1994 [Tashlich]
Karet, Shufra, 1997 [Karet]
The Tourist Guide, Shufra, 2003 [Ha-Madrich La-Tayar]
Poetry Treasure, Shufra, 2013 [Otzar Shirim]
The Book of Change, Shufra, 2017 [Sefer Ha-Tmura]
The Tarot Poems, Shufra, 2017 [Shirei Ha-Tarot]
On the Essence of the Justin, Shufra, 2017 [Al Mahuto Shel Ha-Jastin]
Poets School: The Writers Manual (non-fiction), Shufra, 1997 [Beit Sefer Li-Mshorerim: Madrich Maʹasi Le-Sofrim U-Li-Mshorerim]
Shedletse (novel), Shufra, 1999 [Shedletz: Zichronot]
Only You (novel), Shufra, 2000 [Rak Ata]
The Poetry Workshop (non-fiction), Shufra, 2005 [Ha-Sadna Le-Shira]
A Tale of a Ring (novel) , Keter, 2007 [Maʹaseh Be-Tabaʹat ]
When the Dead Returned (novel), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2012 [Kshe-Ha-Metim Chazru]
The Jewish Pirate's Wife (novel), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2017 [Eshet Ha-Pirat Ha-Yehudi]
From the Heart of Tel Aviv (youth), Dvir, 1984 [Min Ha-Lev Shel Tel-Aviv]
Peace (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1989 [Shalom]
Margolis’ Strange Book (children) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1991 [Ha-Sefer Ha-Meshuneh Shel Margolis]
There is no Such Bird: Kortsipa (children-picture bk), Shufra, 1999 [Eyn Tzipor Kazo, Kortsipa]
A Kingdom Named Collision (children-picture bk), Shufra, 2007 [Mamlacha U-Shma Kolisya]

Books in Translation

English: Amazon Digital Services, 2015; Tel Aviv, Shufra For Fine Literature, 2016
Spanish:Amazon Digital Services, 2015 
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!