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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
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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