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Yael Hedaya

Yael Hedaya was born in Jerusalem in 1964, and now lives in Messilat Zion. She holds a BA in philosophy and liberal arts from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and received an MA in English literature and creative writing from New York University. Hedaya has worked as a journalist and columnist for the mass circulation daily Yedioth Ahronoth and the Tel Aviv weekly, Ha'Ir. She was also one of the head writers of the acclaimed TV series In Treatment adapted by HBO. At present, she teaches creative writing at the Hebrew University and screenwriting at Sapir College. Hedaya was awarded the Peime Minister's Prize in 2001, and her novel, Accidents, was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award in 2006.

Books Published in Hebrew
Dramatic Persona (novel), Sifriat Ma’ariv, 1994 [Ha-Nefashot Ha-Po'alot]
Housebroken (novellas), Am Oved, 1997 [Shlosha Sipurei Ahava]
Accidents (novel), Am Oved, 2001 [Teunot]
Eden (novel), Am Oved, 2005 [Eden]
Wednesday Evening (novel) Am Oved, 2011 [Revi'i Ba-Erev] 

Books in Translation
Dutch: Amsterdam, Meulenhoff, 1999
German: Zurich, Diogenes, 2000
Italian: Torino, Einaudi, 2001
English: New York, Metropolitan, 2001; pback: New York, Picador, 2002
French: Arles, Actes Sud, 2002

German: Zurich, Diogenes, 2003; pback: 2004 
English: New York, Metropolitan, 2005; pback: New York, Picador, 2006 

Dutch: Amsterdam, Meulenhoff, 2007
German: Zurich, Diogenes, 2008; pback: 2010 
English: New York, Metropolitan, 2010; pback: New York, Picador, 2011

Matti (novella, in Housebroken)
German: Zurich, Diogenes, 2006; pback: 2008

The Happiness Game (novella, in Housebroken)
German: Zurich, Diogenes, 2013

Yael Hedaya

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!