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Hillel Mittelpunkt

Hillel Mittelpunkt was born in in 1949 in Tel Aviv. He studied and later taught theater at Tel Aviv University. Mittelpunkt was writer-in-residence for four years at the Beersheba Theater and spent four years working with the Haifa Municipal Theater. His plays Driver-Painter, The House Mother, and Gorodish were selected best play of the year.            

Books Published in Hebrew
Groundwater, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1979 [Mei Tehom]
Shop, Or Am, 1982 [Makolet]            
Buba, Or Am, 1982 [Buba]            
Temporary Separation, Or Am, 1985 [Perud Zmani]
Driver, Painter, Or Am, 1988 [Nahag, Tzayeret]            
The Actor and South of Paradise, [Ha-Sahkan, Gan Eden Darom] The Loved Ones, Beit Zvi, 1992
Brothers in Arms, Kinneret, 1992 [Ahim La-Neshek]            
The Housemother, Or Am, 1993 [Em Ha-Bayit]
Gorodish, Or Am, 1993 [Gorodish]
Friends of Friends, Gvanim, 2014 [Chaverim Shel Chaverim]

The Wolves, Gvanim, 2016 [Ha-Ze'evim]

The Last Hope of Nahmani Street [Haifa, 1974]            
The Monkey [Haifa, 1975]
Little Shraga [Haifa, 1975]            
The Roof [Habimah, 1976]            
Deep Waters [Habimah, 1977]            
Zalmaners (based on a novel by M. Kulbak) [Haifa, 1978]
And There was a Hole (with Yehoshua Sobol) [Tsavta, 1979]
Dramatis Personae (dir. by H. Mittelpunkt) [Haifa, 1979]
Last Striptease (1st version with Joshua Sobol) [Tsavta, 1980]
Shop [Habima, 1982]
Buba [Haifa, 1982]            
Small Talk on the Nile (based on a novel by N. Mahpuz) [Haifa, 1982]            
Men at Night (with Joshua Sobol, dir. by H. Mittelpunkt) [Tsavta, 1984]            
Death and the Maiden (dir. by H. Mittelpunkt) [Haifa, 1985] Temporary Separation [Habimah, 1985]; (dir. by H. Mittelpunkt) [Beit Lesin, 1986]
Mamy Rock Opera (dir. by H. Mittelpunkt) [Tsavta, 1987]            
Painter-Driver (dir. by H. Mittelpunkt) [Beer-Sheva, 1988]
Last Striptease (2nd version) [Tsavta, 1988]            
Name of the Game [Beer-Sheva, 1989]            
Mephisto (based on a novel by K. Mann) [Beer-Sheva, 1989]            
Three at Night (dir. by H. Mittelpunkt) [Beit Lesin, 1990]
The Beloved Ones (dir. by H. Mittelpunkt) [Beer Sheva, 1991]
Samara Rock Opera (dir. by H. Mittelpunkt) [Tsavta, 1992]            
Brothers in Arms (dir. by H. Mittelpunkt) [Beer Sheva, 1992]
The House Mother (dir. by H. Mittelpunkt) [Beer Sheva, 1993]
Gorodish (dir. by H. Mittelpunkt) [Cameri, 1993]
Boitre (based on a novel by M. Kulbak; dir. by H. Mittelpunkt) [Cameri, 1995]   
Last Striptease (3rd version) [Tsavta, 1995]            
Southern Paradise [Beit Lesin, 1996]            
Mister Wolf [Cameri, 1997]            
The Actor [Cameri, 1998]
Friends of Frriends [Cameri, 2014]

The Wolves [Cameri, 2016]
Books in Translation
English: New York, Modern International Drama, 1987; in Modern Israeli Drama, Portsmouth, Heinemann, 1993
Driver, Painter            
English: New York, Modern International Drama, 1993  

Hillel Mittelpunkt

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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