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Batya Gur

Batya Gur (1947-2005) was born in Tel Aviv and lived in Jerusalem. She wrote detective novels and was a literary critic for the daily, Haaretz. Gur studied Hebrew literature and history at the Hebrew University and completed her MA in comparative literature. Between 1972 and 1975 she lived in Greensboro, North Carolina, where she taught Hebrew and Jewish studies to elementary students. Before writing her first detective novel at the age of 39, she taught literature in high schoolHer book, A Saturday Morning Murder, has been televised.            

Books Published in Hebrew            
A Saturday Morning Murder (novel), Keter, 1988 [Retzach Be-Shabat Ba-Boker]
A Literary Murder (novel), Keter, 1989 [Mavet Ba-Chug Le-Sifrut]
Next to the Hunger Road (essays), Keter, 1990 [Mi-Kvish Ha-Ra'av Smola: Tmuna Kvutzatit Im Nashim, Gvarim Vi-Yeladim Be-Ayeret Pituach]            
Sleeping Together: Murder on Kibbutz (novel), Keter, 1991 [Lina Meshutefet: Retzach Ba-Kibbutz]
I Didn't Imagine it Would Be This Way (novel), Keter, 1994 [Lo Kach Te'arti Li] 
Murder Duet: a Musical Case (novel), Keter, 1996 [Ha-Merchak Ha-Nachon: Retzach Musikali]
Stone for Stone (novel), Keter, 1998 [Even Tachat Even]   
A Spy in the House (youth), Keter, 2000 [Meragel Be-Toch Ha-Bayit]
A Blue Gaze (excerpt from: I Didn't Imagine it Would Be This Way), Keter, 2000 [Mabat Kachol]
Bethlehem Road Murder, (novel), Keter, 2001 [Retzach Be-Derech Beit Lechem]           
Shooting a Murder [Murder in Jerusalem] (novel), Keter, 2004 [Retzach, Metzalmim]
Without Missimg a Page (literary criticizm), Keter, 2008 [Mi-Bli Daleg Al Daf: Mivchar Masot U-Ma'amarim]           

Books in Translation            
The Saturday Morning Murder: A Psychoanalytic Case
German: Munich, Goldmann, 1992            
English: New York, Harper Collins, 1992 New York, Harper Perennial, 1993
Danish: Copenhagen, Forum, 1997            
Dutch: Amsterdam, Arena, 1996            
French: Paris, Fayard, 1993; Grand livre du mois, 1993; LFG, 1998; Gallimard, 2006
Italian: Milano, Rizzoli, 1993
Japanese: Tokyo, East Press, 1994            
Spanish: Madrid, Siruela, 1998; pback: 2003            
Greek: Athens, Periplous, 2000
Hungarian: Budapest, Magus, 2004           
Russian: Moscow, Text, 2007            
Murder on a Kibbutz: A Communal Case            
English: New York, Harper Collins, 1994 New York, Harper Perennial, 1995
French: Paris, Fayard, 1995; Paris, LFG, 1998, Gallimard, 2006            
German: Munich, Goldmann, 1997            
Dutch: Amsterdam, Arena, 1998            
Spanish: Madrid, Siruela, 2000
Italian: Casale Monferrato, Piemme, 2000; pback, 2002
Literary Murder: A Critical Case            
English: New York, Harper Collins, 1993            
German: Munich, Goldmann, 1995            
French: Paris, Fayard, 1994; Paris, LFG, 2001; Paris, Gallimard, 2007
Japanese: Tokyo, East Press, 1996
Dutch: Amsterdam, Arena, 1997            
Spanish: Madrid, Siruela, 2000
Russian: Moscow/Jerusalem, Gesharim, 2003            

I Didn't Imagine It Would Be This Way            
German: Berlin, Berlin Verlag, 1996; Munich, Goldmann, 1998
Spanish: Madrid, Siruela, 2007            

Murder Duet: a Musical Case
German: Munich, Goldmann, 1998; 2000            
French: Paris, Fayard, 1997; Paris, LFG, 2000; Paris, Gallimard, 2007            
English: New York, Harper Collins, 1999            
Dutch: Amsterdam, Arena, 2000
Spanish: Madrid, Siruela, 2001            

Stone for Stone
French: Paris, Gallimard, 2000  
German: Berlin, Berlin Verlag, 1999; Frankfurt, Büchergilde Gutenberg, 2000; pback: Munich, Goldmann
Spanish: Madrid, Siruela, 2005              

A Spy in the House            
German: Munich, Carl Hanser, 2000            
Spanish: Madrid, Siruela, 2001            

Bethlehem Road Murder            
English: New York, Harper Collins, 2004            
French: Paris, Fayard, 2003; Paris, Gallmard, 2006            
Spanish: Madrid, Siruela, 2003            
German: Munich, Goldmann, 2003; 2005            

Shooting a Murder [Murder in Jerusalem]             
English: New York, HarperCollins, 2006; pback: New York, William Morrow, 2007 French: Paris, Gallimard, 2006            
Spanish: Madrid, Siruela, 2007
German: Munich, Goldmann, 2006; pback: 2008 
Requiem for Humility, or Living in Jerusalem (essay)
French: Paris, Gallimard, 2000            
German: Munich, Goldmann, 2001  

Batya Gur

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

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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