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Asher Kravitz

Asher Kravitz was born in Jerusalem in 1969 and still lives there today. He has a BSc in physics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an MSc in physics from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. Kravitz is a photographer; he also has a pilot's license for single-engine planes. He served two years in the national police unit for investigating serious crimes and has taught mathematics and logic at the Hebrew University. At present, he teaches mathematics and physics at the Open University and at the Jerusalem College of Engineering.
Kravitz has received the Publishers Association's Gold Book Prize for three of his bestselling books (2008; 2015) and the Publishers Association's Platinum Book Prize for The Jewish Dog (2008).

Books Published in Hebrew
Magic Square (novel), Gvanim, 2001 [Ribua Kesem]
Boomerang (novel), Keter, 2002 [Bumerang]
Staff Sergeant, Mustafa Rabinovitch (novel), Sifriat Poalim, 2004; new ed. 2008 [Ani, Mustafa Rabinovitch; Samal Rishon Mustafa Rabinovitch]
The Jewish Dog (novel), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2007 [Ha-Kelev Ha-Yehudi: Der Yudisher Hunt]
Kalman Kimberling: Private Investigator (thriller), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2009 [Kalman Kimberling: Choker Prati, Be'ezrat Ha-Shem]
The Journey to a Very Remote Star with a Name Too Difficult to Pronounce
(youth), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2010 [Ha-Masa Le-Chraptchyus]
Are You as Smart as Inspector Columbus? (youth), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2012 [Pakad Columbus Choker: Chidot Balashiyot Le-No'ar]
Measuring the World: How Did They Measure the Speed of Light and All the Rest?
(youth), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2012; 2014 [Limdod Et Ha-Olam: Eich Nikbe'u Ha-Gdalim Ha-Bsisiyim Shel Ha-Teva]
Inspector Columbus: on Assignment (youth), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2014 [Pakad Columbus Mefatze'ach Ta'alumot: Chidot Balashiyot]
The Trojan Cat (stories), Kor'im, 2015 [He-Cahtul Ha-Troyani] 

Books in Translation
The Jewish Dog

Turkish: Istanbul, Koton, 2012
English: New York, Penlight Publications, 2015
French: Jerusalem, Calligraphy, 2011

Asher Kravitz

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

Congratulations to Barabara Harshav for the 2018 PEN Medal for Translation!
The prize is given to a translator whose career has demonstrated a commitment to excellence through the body of their work. Barbara Harshav has been translating works from French, German, Hebrew and Yiddish for over twenty years and has currently published over forty books of translation. Among the many Hebrew authors she has translated: Yoram Kaniuk, Agnon, Yehudit Hendel, Yehuda Amichai and many more.
The Ministry of Culture and Sport announced the names of the winners of the Arik Einstein Veterans Artists Prize.
A prize of 50,000 NIS was given to each of the 21 artists who worked and are still working to promote Israeli culture in various fields -Music, dance, theater, plastic arts, cinema and literature. In the literature category the winners were Ronny Someck, Jacob Buchan and Shlomit Cohen-Assif. Also, Anat Masiach is among the recipient of the prize for debut literary works. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Ronit Matalon, the recipient of the 2017 Brenner prize for her book 'And the Bride Closed the Door". And, congratulations to Amir ziv, the recipent of the first ever Brenner prize for debut novels.
Ronit Matalon's book tells the story of Margie, a young bride, who shuts herself up in her mother's bedroom and declares that she won’t get married. Her family gathers at the locked door, not knowing what to do. Amir Ziv tells a story that begins as an apparently routine correspondence between a prying citizen, secretly in love with his neighbor, and a conscientious municipal clerk, and developes into an uncovering of a great underlying drama.
The fourth German-Hebrew/Hebrew-German translation workshop November 4th to 10th, 2018 Beit Ben-Yehuda, Jerusalem
After workshops in Berlin, Jerusalem and Straelen, the workshop will return to Jerusalem this spring. This workshop will focus on the participants translations. These are unfinished translations that have not yet been published. These will be sent to all participants. The workshop is open to 10 participants and is intended for literary translators with experience and publications. Workshop facilitators: Anne Birkenhauer and Gadi Goldberg Prerequisites: At least one published translation Duration: November 4th 2018 until November 10th, 2018 Location: Beit Ben-Yehuda, 28 Ein Gedi St., 93383 Jerusalem Participation fee: Participation (Accommodation and meals) is free of charge. Travel / flight expenses will be refunded. For more details and for the documents required for submitting application: Anne Birkenhauer, and Gadi Goldberg,
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.
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!