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Asher Reich

Asher Reich was born in 1937 to an ultra-Orthodox Jerusalem family. He grew up in an isolated neighborhood where radios were forbidden and the only education available was religious. At eighteen, Reich joined the army, an act unheard of in his immediate environment. He eventually studied philosophy and literature at the Hebrew University, and left tradition entirely behind. Reich began publishing in 1960. Best known as a poet, he also spent eight years as co-editor of Moznayim, the magazine of the Hebrew Writers Association. Reich participated in the International Writing Program at Iowa University and has received several awards, including the Prime Minister's Prize twice (1981; 2001), the Bernstein Prize (1988), the President's Prize (2000), the Brenner Prize (2002), the ACUM Prize (2009), the Ramat Gan Prize (2010) and  the ACUM Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2015). 

Books Published in Hebrew
In the Seventh Year, Ekked, 1963 [Ha-Shana Ha-Shvi'it Le-Nedudai]
Night Rise, Ekked, 1972 [Zrihat Layla]            
State of Affairs, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1975 [Tmunat Matzav]
A View of the Land, Massada, 1978 [Mar'eh Makom]            
Women Rites, Achshav, 1980 [Seder Nashim]            
A New Packet, Am Oved, 1983 [Hafisah Hadashah]            
Selected Poems, Sifriat Poalim, 1986 [Seder Shirim]            
Works on Paper, Zmora Bitan, 1988 [Avodot Al Nyar] 
Fictional Evidence, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1993 [Uvdot Bidionyiot]
Winter Music, Helikon, 1996 [Musikat Horef]            
Rhythm for Poetry, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1998 [Ritmus Le-Shirah]
A View of the Land, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1999 [Pney Ha-Aretz]
Mental Materials, Keshev, 2013 [Chomer Nefesh: Tmunot Shirim, Tmunot Chayim]
Windows to the Park, Keshev, 2015 [Chalonot La-Park]

Reminiscences of an Amnesiac (novel), Maariv, 1993 [Zichronot Shel Holeh Shichehah]
A Man with a Door (stories), Yedioth Ahronoth, 1998 [Ish Im Delet] 

Books in Translation                                                    
Works on Paper           
German: Reinbek, Rowohlt, 1992
Spanish: Madrid, Verbum, 2015                        

Winter Music           
German: Reinbek, Rowohlt, 1998                       

Selected Poems
German: Frankfurt, Dielmann, 2000

A Man with a Door
German: Frankfurt, Fischer, 2012

Asher Reich

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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