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Jacob Buchan

Jacob Buchan was born in Austria in 1946 and came to Israel with his parents at the age of two. He is a graduate of the Tel Aviv Art School. In addition to contributing short stories to magazines and newspapers, he has worked as a shingle maker, graphic artist, steamroller operator in the Sinai, farmer, teacher, curator and producer of audiovisual programs. He lives with his family in a village in central Israel. The play Along the Walls based on his book Color Blind was awarded a Honorary Citation at the 1997 "Teatroneto" Festival. Buchan received the 1997 Bernstein Prize for Hebrew fiction. He was twice awarded the Prime Minister's Prize (1993; 2001).

Jacob Buchan

Books Published in Hebrew

Jacobʹs Life (novel), Sifriat Poalim, 1979 [Shnei Chayei Yaakov]
Ever Since (novel), Sifriat Poalim, 1983 [Mi-Yamim Yamima]
Color Blind (novel), Am Oved, 1990 [Iver-Tzvaʹim]
Wasp Stories (stories), Am Oved, 1991 [Tzirʹa]
Rust Blue (novel), Zmora-Bitan, 1996 [Kachol Chaluda]
Transparent Child (novel), Zmora-Bitan, 1998 [Yeled Shakuf]
Israeʹls Path [with Hezi Meroz] (travel), Carta, 1998 [Shvil Israel]
For Ever Under a Shadow (youth), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2001 [Tamid Yelaveh Oto Tzel: (Sipur She-Haya Paʹam Ve-Lo Yihiyeh)]
Flowing Milk and Blood Orange (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2002 [Nachal Chalav Ve-Tapuz Dam]
The Man Who Passed Through Walls (youth), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2003 [Ha-Ish She-Avar Derech Kirot]
Selected Stories, Gvanim, 2005 [Model Eirom]
Levantine Fantasy (novel) , Sifriat Poalim, 2008 [Fantazya Levantinit]
Gabriela (youth) , Sifriat Poalim, 2009 [Gavriela]
Walking Candle (novel), Sifriat Poalim, 2011 [Ner Mehalech]
A Silent Scream (youth), Am Oved, 2013 [Tzracha Ilemet]
Endless Dream (novel), Pardes, 2016 [Chalom Einsofi]

Books in Translation

Transparent Child
German: Gerlingen, Bleicher, 2002

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!