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Jacob Orland

Jacob Orland was born in 1914 in Tetiev, the Ukraine, and arrived in Eretz Israel when he was seven years old. His parents were founders of the "Working Brigades." During World War II, he organized the first military Hebrew-performing troupe and after the war studied at the Royal Drama Academy in London. He has been a member of the repertoire committee of the Haifa Theater since 1955. Orland's first poem was published in 1933. He has since published poetry, lyrics, plays and translations. He also edited literary publications and served as chairman of the Hebrew Writers Association. He has been awarded several prizes, including the Alterman Prize for Poetry and the Israel Prize for Lyrics.

Books Published in Hebrew 
A Tree in the Wind, Gazit, 1939 [Ilan Ba-Ruah]
Poems on Hawks and Doves, Achiasaf, 1946 [Shirim Al Ayit Ve-Al Yonah]
Poems from the Land of Oz, Machbarot Lesifrut, 1963 [Shirim Me-Eretz Utz]
The Toy's House, Megilot, 1963 [Beit Ha-Tza'atzuyim]
The Organist, Histadrut Publishing House, 1968 [Nagan Ha-Ugav]
Tel Faher Day, Ma'arachot, 1976 [Yom Tel-Faher]
City of Portents, Ekked, 1978 [Ir Ha-Ovot]
There Were Nights, Tamuz, 1985 [Hayu Leilot]
Nathan Used to Say, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1985 [Nathan Haya Omer]
Ethiopian Alley, Keter, 1986 [Simtat Ha-Habashim]
Kiev, Carmel, 1991 [Kiev]
Selected Poems, Bialik Institute, 1997 [Mivhar Ketavim]

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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