Home  \  Authors  \  Authors  \ 

Zerubavel Gilead

Zerubavel Gilead (1912-1988) was born in Besarabia. He moved to Odessa to escape World War I and in 1922 the family moved to Kibbutz Ein Harod. During Israel's War of Independence, Gilead was a culture and information officer in the elite Palmach high command. He wrote the Palmach's anthem in 1942 and was the editor of The Book of the Palmach (1953). Gilead began to publish stories in 1929 and poetry in 1931. He published articles in most newspapers and magazines in Israel and was an editor at the Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing House. Gilad was awarded the Kugel Prize (1961), the Aharonovich Prize (1971), the Prime Minister's Prize (1976), the Fichman Prize (1978) and the Bialik Prize (1981).

Books Published in Hebrew
Youth, Ba-Ma'ale, 1936 [Neurim: Tzror Shirim]
At the Spring, Davar, 1939 [Al Ha-Ayin]
Tunes in the Storm, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1946 [Nigunim Ba-Sa'ar]
Pines in Bloom, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1950 [Prichat Ha-Oranim]
The Green River, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1955 [Nahar Yarok]
Streaming Dust: Selected Poems, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1960 [Afar Noher: Mivchar Shirim]
The Upper Sea, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1967 [Yam Shel Ma'la]
Returning Light, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1970 [Or Chozer]
Green Songs: Selected Poems, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1971 [Zmirot Yerukot: Mivchar Shirim]
In the Valley of Shiloh, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1973 [Be-Emek Shilo]
The Thrush, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1978 [Ha-Kichly]
Coals of Juniper, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1980 [Gechalei Retamim]
The Well, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1983 [Ha-Be'er]
Light of the Mountain, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1986 [Or Ha-Har]
In he Shade of the Figtree: Selected Poems 1970-1988, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1988 [Be-Tzel Ha-Te'ena: Mivchar Shirim Tashal-Tashmach]

The Palmach (non-fiction), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1950; 1971 [Pirkei Palmach]
Conversation at the Beach (stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1954 [Sicha Al Ha-Chof]
An Unfinished Conversation: With Friends and Teachers
(non-fiction), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1965; 1974 [Sicha She-Lo Tama: Im Re'im U-Morim]
Roots of the River (stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1976 [Shorshei Ha-Nachal]
Gideon's Spring [with Dorothea Krook. Translated from the English by Shmuel Regolant] (autobiography), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1990 [Ma'ayan Gideon]

The Gilboa Sights (children), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1943 [Mar'ot Gilboa]
The Story of a Beehive and the Ruling Queen (children), Am Oved, 1946; Hkibbutz Hameuchad, 1971 [Ma'ase Be-Chaveret U-Va-Malka Ha-Gveret; Dvorat Ha-Zahav Ha-Ktana: O Ma'ase Be-Chaveret]
The Magic Spike (children), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1949 [Shibolet Pla'im]
The Small Rabbit (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1957; 1982 [Ma'aseh Be-Arnav Katan]
A Drop of Dew (children), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1958 [Egel Tal]

Books in Translation
Selected Poems
English: Tel Aviv, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1983

Individual poems have been published in: Danish, French, German, Hungarian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish.

Zerubavel Gilead

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!