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Haya Esther (Godlevsky)

Haya Esther (Godlevsky) was born to an Orthodox family in Jerusalem in 1941. She received a BA in Jewish history and an MA in education from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and studied art at the Israel Museum. She has taught and written Bible study programs for secondary school. Haya Esther is a painter, poet and short-story writer. She has held many solo exhibitions around the country and has participated in group shows in Israel and abroad. Haya Esther has received the Kugel Prize (1988), the Tel Aviv Foundation Award (1989), the Writers Association Prize (1995), the Prime Minister's Prize (2003), the Amos Foundation Award (2005) and the Shoshana Ish-Shalom Prize (2008).

Haya Esther  (Godlevsky)

Books Published in Hebrew

Soft Stones (stories) , Eked, 1983, 1988 [Avanim Rakot]
Radiance (stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1987 [Ktonet Or]
A Bird of Shrines (essay), Carmel, 1989 [Tzipor Heichalot: Masa]
Ha-Shem Interlude - The First Notebook (stories), Carmel, 1994 [Akdamot Ha-Shem - Ha-Machberet Ha-Rishona]
Blue Ram, Tammuz - Writers Association, 1995 [Ayal Cachol: Poʹema]
The Wind and the Blood, Yaron Golan, 1996 [Ha-Ruach Ve-Ha-Dam]
For There is in Scent Entrance to Love, Mirchaf, 1998 [Ki Ha-Reʹach Yesh Lo Mavo Gadol Ba-Ahava]
My Flesh Speaks God, Carmel, 2001 [Eloha Medaber Besari]
The Abyss and the Making, Carmel, 2004 [Maʹaseh Tehom]
Serapha, Carmel, 2006 [Srefa]
The Scream of Beauty, Carmel, 2008 [Tzirchat Ha-Yofi: Poʹema]
Thohuʹs Apples, Carmel, 2012 [Tapuchei Tohu]
Dream Vision: Poems and Prose, Carmel, 2014 [Mar'eh Chalom: Shirim Ve-Kit'ei Proza]
Selected Works 1983-2014, 62 Pub., 2016 [Ha-Blender Ba-Moach Sheli Tanur: Mivchar 1983-2014]

Books in Translation

French: Paris, Caracteres, 2008

Selected Poems
French: Paris, Ed. Caracteres, 2002
French: Paris, Ed. Caracteres, 2011 (diff. selection)
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!