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Amalia Kahana-Carmon

Amalia Kahana-Carmon was born at Kibbutz Ein Harod, and was raised in Tel Aviv. During the War of Independence, she served as an army wireless operator in a Palmah combat unit and took active part in several military operations. She studied philology and library science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Kahana-Carmon has been writer-in-residence at Tel Aviv and Oxford Universities, has lectured widely and taught creative writing at the Open University. From the outset, her narrative style and subject matter were unique, totally different from those of her male peers. Her writing was immediately recognized as one of the high points of Hebrew fiction and influenced many women writers who came after her. Kahana-Carmon published her first collection of stories, Under One Roof, in 1966 to great acclaim, and has since published novels, novellas, short stories and essays. She has received many major awards including the Brenner Prize (1985), the Neuman Prize (1990), the Bialik Prize (1994), the ACUM Prize (1995), the President`s Prize (1997) and the Israel Prize for Literature (2000). In 2007, her collection of stories, Under One Roof, was named one of the ten most important books since the creation of the State of Israel.






Books Published in Hebrew

Under One Roof (novellas & stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1966 [Bi-Chfifah Ahat]
And Moon in the Valley of Ayalon (novel & stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1971 [Ve-Yareah Be-Emek Ayalon]
A Piece for the Stage, in the Grand Manner (monodrama), Siman Kriah, 1975 [Keta La-Bamah, Be-Ta`am Ha-Signon Ha-Gadol]
Magnetic Fields (novella & stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1977 [Sadot Magnetyeem]
High Stakes, (stories), Siman Kriah, 1980 [Himurim Gvohim]
Up in Montifer (novella & stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1984 [Lemala Be-Montifer]
With Her on Her Way Home (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad / Siman Kriah, 1991 [Liviti Otah Ba-Derech Le-Veita]
Here We`ll Live (novellas), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/Siman Kriah, 1996 [Kan Nagur]



































































































































Amalia Kahana-Carmon

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

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Congratulations to Zeruya Shalev and Shifra Horn for receiving the 2017 Adei Wizo Prize.

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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.
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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:
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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:
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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: http://www.netanyaaaci.org.il/WebPages/BoxOfficePages/lectures2.htm And for more details about the title click here: http://www.ithl.org.il/page_15644
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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