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David Rokeah

David Rokeah (1916-1985) was born in Lvov, Poland, and immigrated to Eretz Israel in 1934. After his arrival he worked paving roads and picking oranges. He eventually studied Hebrew literature, law, and finally electrical engineering, which was his chosen profession. Rokeah,s first volume of poems was published in Yiddish, but he soon began writing exclusively in Hebrew. His poems have been translated into 10 languages.

Books Published in Hebrew
On the Bridge of Destiny, H. Loewenstein, 1939 [Be-Gesher Ha-Yi'ud]
Smoky Days, R. Mass, 1941 [Yamim Ashenim]            
Seasons of Yearning, Tarshish, 1954 [Moadei Erga]
Juniper on Granite, Tarshish, 1958 [Ar'ar Alei Shacham]
Blades of the Sea, Arbeh, 1963 [Keyno Shel Yam]
From Summer to Summer, Arbeh, 1964 [Mi-Kayitz EL Kayitz]
Dawn for the Wanderer, Arbeh, 1965 [Shachar La-Helech]
Eyes in the Rock, Daga, 1967 [Einayim Ba-Sela]            
No Other Day, Daga, 1969; 1973 [Ve-Lo Ba Yom Acher]
A Town - The Time Is Summer, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1975 [Ir She-Zmana Kayitz]
Crushing Rock, Sifriat Poalim, 1981 [Tochen Avanim]            
Boundaries of Yearning, Keter, 1988 [Gvulot Ha-Erga]

Books in Translation

Eyes in the Rock: Selected Poems

English: London, Rapp & Whiting, 1968

Red Earth

English: London: Secker and Warburg, 1974

Selected Poems
German: Frankfurt, Suhrkamp, 1962; Frankfurt, Fischer, 1965; 1976; Frankfurt, Heiderhoff, 1968; Munich, Hanser, 1980; 1985  
French: Paris, Jose Corti, 1968
Arabic: Jerusalem, A-Sharq, 1977
Catalan: Barcelona, Edicions del Mall, 1985

No Other Day
GermanFrankfurt, Fischer, 1972

David Rokeah

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!