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Haim Be’er

Haim Be’er was born in Jerusalem in 1945 and was raised in an Orthodox home. He completed his army service in the military chaplaincy. In 1966, he began working for Am Oved Publishing House and a few years later became member of the editorial board. For many years, he also wrote a weekly column for the daily Davar. He taught Hebrew literature and creative writing at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and at present he is editor of the Kesset Project for debut fiction. Be’er has received several literary awards for his poetry and fiction, including the Prime Minister's Prize twice (1979; 1993), the Bernstein Prize (1980), the Kugel Prize (2000), the Bialik Prize (2002), the ACUM Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2005), the Neuman Prize (2008), the Brenner Prize (2011), the Prime Minister'€s Award for the Fostering and Preservation of the Hebrew language (2012) and the Ramat Gan Prize (2013). His novel, Feathers, is included in "The Greatest Works of Modern Jewish Literature" (2001).

Haim Beer

Books Published in Hebrew

Day to Day Delights (poetry), Am Oved, 1970 [Shaʹashuʹim Yom Yom]
Feathers (novel) , Am Oved, 1979; Am Oved/ Yedioth Ahronoth, 2010 [Notzot]
A Time for Trimming (novel) , Am Oved, 1987; 2004 [Et Ha-Zamir]
Their Love and Their Hate (biography), Am Oved, 1992; ext. ed. 1994 [Gam Ahavatam Gam Sinatam: Bialik, Brenner, Agnon - Ma'archot Yechasim]
The Pure Element of Time (novel) , Am Oved, 1998, 2017 [Chavalim]
In that Place (novel) , Am Oved, 2007 [Lifnei Ha-Makom]
Back from Heavenly Lack (novel), Am Oved, 2010 [El Makom She-Ha-Ruach Holech]
Memories of a Bookworm: After Authors and Their Books (non-fiction), Am Oved, 2011 [Me-Zichronoteha Shel Tolaʹat Sfarim: Masaʹot Be-Ikvot Sofrim U-Sfarim]
Their New Dreams (novel) , Am Oved, 2014 [Chalomoteihem Ha-Chadashim]

Books in Translation

Dutch: Amsterdam, Vasallucci, 2000
German: Munich, dtv, 2002
English: Hanover/London, Brandeis University Press/ University Press of New England, 2004

Russian: Moscow, Knizhniki, forthcoming

Dutch: Amsterdam, Vasallucci, 2000
German: Munich, dtv, 2000
English: Hanover/London, Brandeis University Press/ University Press of New England, 2003
Italian: Florence, Giuntina, 2005
Chinese: Shanghai, Shanghai Translation, 2010
German: Berlin, Berlin Verlag, 2010 
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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