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Esther Ettinger

Esther Ettinger was born in Jerusalem in 1941 and still lives there today. She studied Hebrew literature, Jewish history and library science. She worked as a librarian at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and as a radio program editor. Ettinger began publishing poetry in 1980. She was awarded the Neuman Prize (1980) for her first book of poetry, and has since received the Prime Minister's Prize twice (1991; 2001), the Jerusalem Prize for Poetry (2003), the Yehuda Amichai Prize for Poetry (2005) and the President's Prize (2006).

Esther Ettinger

Books Published in Hebrew

Possible Green (poetry), M. Neumann, Tcherikover, 1981 [Yarok Efshari]
Before the Music (poetry), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1986 [Lifnei Ha-Musica]
Lent By the Artist (poetry), Keter, 1991 [Hashʹalat Ha-Oman]
A Perfect Lover [with Ruth Almog] (suspense) , Keter, 1995 [Meʹahev Mushlam]
My Life is Extremely Bourgeois (poetry), Am Oved, 1998 [Hayay Burganiyim Lehafli]
Estelina, My Love [with Ruth Almog] (suspense) , Keter, 2002 [Estelina Ahuvati]
Night Wonder (novel), Hakkibutz Hameuchad, 2005 [Peleh Layla]
Zelda (non-fiction), Mapa, 2007 [Zelda: Shoshana Shchora]
Night and Day (poetry), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2011 [Layla Va-Yom]

Books in Translation

German: Munich, Goldmann, 1999
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.
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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