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Yael Ben-Baruch

Yael Ben-Baruch was born in in Ramat Gan, Israel, in 1950. She studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Bar-Ilan University and Hebrew Union College in Cincinatti. Ben-Baruch has worked as a special needs teacher, and as lecturer at teachers' colleges. Today, she is pedagogic advisor, and holds writing groups for children and youth. Ben-Baruch has published many books for children and youth. She received a Citation from the Ze'ev Awards Committee in 2002.
Yael Ben-Baruch

Books Published in Hebrew

Big Girl (children), Am Oved, 1988 [Yalda Gdola]
Rizik (children), Am Oved, 1991 [Rizik]
Sweetʹn Sour Kid (children), Massada, 1994 [Yeled Chamutz-Matok]
The Lost Candlestick (children), Sifriat Maariv, 1994 [Taʹalumat Ha-Pamot Ha-Avud]
The Turtle That Wanted to Cross the Road (children-picture bk), Yesod, 1994 [Ha-Tzav Sh-Ratza Lachatzot Et Ha-Kvish]
An Imp-Possible Island (children-picture bk), Megason Holdings, 1994 [Ee Nehedar U-Shmo Efshar]
Because of The Tree House (children), Massada, 1995 [Biglal Ha-Bayit She-Al Ha-Etz]
A Husband for Ora (youth), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1996 [Gam Ora Rotza Lehitchaten]
I Want My Mommy (children-picture bk), Am Oved, 1997 [Rotzeh Et Ima]
Buttons (children-picture bk), Danny Books, 1997 [Kaftorim]
Simag, Yedioth Aharonot (children), 1998 [Shimag]
What Really Counts (youth), Sifriat Poalim, 1999 [Ma She-Chashuv Beʹemet]
Hands Down (children), Amichai, 2000 [Bli Yadayim]
Let It Go, My Boy (children), Sifriat Poalim, 2001 [Shachrer Oto, Yeled]
Lay-Up (children), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2002 [Tzaʹad Va-Chetzi]
Daniella is Silently Happy (children-picture bk), Am Oved, 2003 [Daniella Smecha Be-Sheket]
Want Ads (youth) , Sifriat Poalim, 2006 [Drushim]
Kiss Me on the Main Road (youth) , Sifriat Poalim, 2008 [Mutar Lehitnashek Ba-Shvil Ha-Rashi]
I Am Special (youth), Sifriat Poalim, 2011 [Meyuchadim]

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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