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Gail Hareven

Writer and columnist Gail Hareven was born in Jerusalem in 1959. She studied behavioral sciences at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Talmud and Jewish philosophy at the Shalom Hartman Institute. Hareven has written widely on politics and feminist issues; she has been a columnist for Maariv, Hadashot, the Jerusalem Report and Lady Globes; she also writes book reviews for the Hebrew press. In addition, Hareven teaches feminist theory, gives writing workshops and lectures on a variety of socio-cultural topics. In 2006, she was visiting professor at the University of Illinois. Hareven has published eight novels, four collections of short stories, two non-fiction books, two children's books and four plays, all of which have been staged. For her novel, The Confessions of Noa Weber (My True Love), Hareven received the prestigious Sapir Prize (2002) and the Best Translated Novel Award (USA, 2010). In 2013 she was awarded the Prime Minister's Prize. 

Gail Hareven

Books Published in Hebrew

A Modern Legend (children) , Am Oved, 1988, 1994 [Agadah Hadashah]
Hope If We Insist (non-fiction), Am Oved, 1992 [Tikva, Im Nit'akesh]
Lunch With Mother (stories), Zmora Bitan, 1993 [Aruhat Tzohorayim Im Ima]
The True Story (novel) , Zmora-Bitan, 1994 [Ha-Sipur Ha-Amiti]
Muse (novel), Keter, 1995 [Muza]
This Morning I Killed a Man (stories), Keter, 1997 [Ha-Boker Haragti Ish]
The Land of the Cloth-Gobblers (children), Keter, 1997 [Eretz Zolelei Ha-Begadim]
The Way to Heaven (stories), Keter, 1999 [Ha-Derech Le-Gan Eden]
The Confessions of Noa Weber [My True Love] (novel) , Keter, 2000 [Sheahava Nafshi]
Life of an Angel (novel), Keshet, 2003 [Chayeh Malach]
The Right Man (novel), Keshet, 2005 [ Ha-Ish Ha-Nachon]
Written on the Wall [with Aliza Olmert] (non-fiction), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2007 [Sfat Kir]
Lies, First Person (novel) , Achuzat Bayit, 2008 [Ha-Shkarim Ha-Achronim Shel Ha-Guf]
Waking Heart (novel), Achuzat Bayit, 2010 [Lev Mit'orer]
I Am Leona (novel) , Achuzat Bayit, 2014 [Ani Leona]
People Fail (stories), Achuzat Bayit, 2016 [Anashim To'im]

Books in Translation

English: New Jersey, Melville, 2009
Italian: Florence, Giuntina, 2012
English: New York, Open Letter, 2015
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!