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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 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.
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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