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Hava Pinhas-Cohen

Hava Pinhas-Cohen was born in Israel in 1955 to parents of Bulgarian origin. She studied Hebrew literature and art history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Pinhas-Cohen has taught literature and written proficiency at high schools and colleges, as well as at Bar-Ilan University and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and has developed a special method of integrating literature, Bible, visual arts and cinema. Since 1989, she has been the editor of Dimui, a journal of literature, criticism and Jewish culture, and in 2007 she founded and became the artistic director of Kisufim, a conference of Jewish writers. She is also a book reviewer, translator, and newspaper columnist. Pincas-Cohen was awarded the Yerucham Luria Prize for Debut Poetry (1989), the Israel Efrat Prize (1991), the Prime Minister's Prize (1995), the ACUM Prize (1998), the Kugel Prize (2000), the Alterman Prize (2002), the Ramat Gan Prize (2013) and the Rishon LeZion Prize for Creativity in Hebrew Language (2015).

Books Published in Hebrew

Mostly Color, Am Oved, 1990 [Ha-Tzeva Be-Ikar]
The Passage of the Doe, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1994 [Masa Ayala]
A River and Forgetfulness, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1998 [Nahar Ve-Shichecha: Shirim 1994-1997]
Orphea's Poetry, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2000 [Shirei Orfe'a: 1998-1999]
Messiah, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2003 [Mashiach: Shirim Al Ma She-Sach Li Menachem Ahuvi]
The Gardener, Bitch and Slut: Or, How to Push Nails Through God's Shin, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2006 [Ha-Ganan, Ha-Klavta Ve-Ha-Sharmuta: Al Ha-Tzorech Ha-Einsofi Litko'a Masmerim Be-Karsulav Shel Elohim]   
Selected Poems, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2008 [Shviit: Kol Ha-Shirim Ad Ko]
My Brother, the Thirst, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2012 [Achi, Hatzima'on]
Gathered to Be Present: A Dialogue with the Images of Yaakov Sharir, Even Hoshen, 2015 [Ne'esaf Liheyot Hoveh: Dialog Im Dmuyotav Shel Yaakov Sharir]. Bilingual: Hebrew & English
Unique Journey, Keshev, 2015 [Masa Acher Im Orev Shachor Ve-Saint Claire] 

A School of One Man: A Dialogue with Israel Eliras, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2011 [Askola Shel Ish Echad: Dialog Im Israel Eliraz]  

Books in Translation
Selected Poems
Dutch: Amsterdam, Amphora, 2009

Gathered to Be Present: A Dialogue with the Images of Yaakov Sharir (bilingual)
English: Ra'anana, Israel, Even Hoshen, 2015

Bridging the Divide: The Selected Poems of Hava Pinhas-Cohen
English: Syracuse, NY, Syracuse University Press, 2015

Hava Pinhas-Cohen

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

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.
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.
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!