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Yocheved Bat-Miriam

Yocheved Bat-Miriam (Zhelezniak) (1901-1980) was born in Keplits, Belorussia. She attended the Universities of Odessa and Moscow. Her first book of poems, published in 1932, was followed by an additional six collections of poetry published four years after she settled in pre-state Israel. The bulk of her poems were written between the two world wars and are set against the background of Jewish tragedy of this period, of her personal experiences as a child in Russia and of her experiences as a newcomer in Israel. In the 1948 War of Independence, her son Zuzik was killed and she never wrote again. Bat-Miriam was awarded the Bialik Prize in 1964 and the Israel Prize in 1972.

Books Published in Hebrew
From Afar, The Zangwill Foundation in London, The Hebrew Writers Association, 1932; Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1985 [Me-Rachok]
Eretz Israel, Achdut, 1937; Machbarot Lesifrut, 1942 [Eretz Israel]
Interview, Davar, 1940 [Re'ayon]
Images from the Horizon, Machbarot Lesifrut, 1942 [Dmuyot Me-Ofek]
Russia Poems, Sifriat Poalim, 1942 [Mi-Shirei Russia]
1943: Poems for the Ghetto, Sifriat Poalim, 1946 [1943: Shirim La-Ghetto]
Poems, Sifriat Poalim, 1963; 1972 [Shirim]
Between Sand and Sun, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1975 [Beyn Chol Va-Shemesh]
Collected Poems, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2014 [Machatzit Mul Machatzit: Kol Ha-Shirim]

Yocheved Bat-Miriam

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

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!