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Miron C. Izakson

Miron C. Izakson was born in 1956 to a family that was among the first orange growers in pre-state Israel. He studied law and Jewish philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at Tel Aviv University, and was chairman for literature on the Israel Culture and Arts Council. At present, Izakson lectures on literature at Bar-Ilan University and he is a member of the board there. He is also Honorary Consul for Luxembourg in Israel. Izakson has published many books of poetry and a number of novels, to widespread literary acclaim. Four collections of his poems have been set to music by various musicians and released as CDs. Izakson has been awarded the President's Prize (2001), the Natan Yonatan Prize for Poetry (2012) and the Brenner Prize for Poetry for This Time (2013).

Miron C. Izakson

Books Published in Hebrew

Poems, Shiri, 1976 [Shachar Neginati]
Poems, Traklin, 1978 [Ve-Hanefesh Lo Temale]
Time to Ask, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1989 [Et Levakesh]
The Attraction of the Edge, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1994 [Meshichat Ha-Katze]
Sounds of Home, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1998 [Raashim Uchlei Bait]
Poems, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2001 [Barachti Ve- Damiti]
Banning Her Caress, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2003 [Bitul Ha-Lituf Ha-Nashi]
Selected Poems (poetry) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2007 [Mivchar Ve-Shirim Chadashim]
This Time, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2011 [Ba-Paʹam Ha-Zot]
Alongside the Big Sea, Keshev, 2013 [Leyad Ha-Yam Ha-Gadol]
Transition, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2015 [Ma'avar]
Family Life (novel), Maariv, 1995 [Hayei Mishpaha]
Nate & Company (novel) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Yedioth Ahronoth, 1998 [Nashotav Shel Natan]
The Flat on King Solomon Street (novel) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2004 [Ha-Dira Be-Shlomo Ha-Melech]
Aliza with Child (novel) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2009 [Heryona Shel Aliza]
The Candidate (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2017 [Ha-Muamad]
Priorities - Letter to a Teacher (youth) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2013 [Ha-Reshima Ha-Kovaʹat (O Michtav La-Mora)]

Books in Translation

Norwegian: Oslo, Solum Forlag, 2004
French: Paris, Ed. Caracteres, 2008
French: Montrouge, StavNet / Levant, 2015  
English: New York & London, Toby Press, 2011
Spanish: Madrid, Verbum, 2015  

Selected Poems [with Na'im Araidy] 
French: Paris, Stavit, 2003
French: Paris, Stavit, 2001
English: Syracuse, USA, Syracuse University Press, 2003
Russian: Moscow, Kniga-Sefer, 2006
French: Paris, Stavit/Mangeclous, 2009
Chinese: Nanjang, Harbin Pub., 2014
English: New York, Geffen Publishing, forthcoming
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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