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Natan Yonatan

Natan Yonatan (1923-2004) was born in Kiev, Ukraine, grew up in Petah Tikva, and lived on Kibbutz Sarid from 1945 until 1991. From 1991 until his death, he resided in the suburbs of Tel Aviv. Yonatan began publishing in 1940. After completing his BA and MA in Hebrew and General Literature, he taught at high school and university levels, both in Israel and the US. He was for many years chief editor of the Sifriat Poalim Publishing House. He was also a member of the board of directors of the Israeli Broadcasting Authority and chairman as well as president of the Israeli Writers' Association. Yonatan was awarded many awards, including the Lamdan Prize (1959), the Ze'ev Prize (1971), the Prime Minister's Prize (1975), the ACUM Golden Feather Award (1983), the Fichman Prize (1983), the Brenner Prize (1984), the Alterman Prize (1987), the Wertheim Prize (1988), the Bialik Prize (1990), the Shin Shalom Prize (1995) and the ACUM Award for Lifetime Achievement (2003).

Books Published in Hebrew 
Paths of Dust, Sifriat Poalim, 1951 [Shvilei Afar] 
To the Grey Meadows, Sifriat Poalim, 1954; extended ed. 2010 [El Ha-Nirim Ha-Aforim]
What We Loved, Sifriat Poalim, 1957 [Asher Ahavnu]
Paths of Dust; What We Loved, Sifriat Poalim, 1960 [Shvilei Afat; Asher Ahavnu]
Songs Along the Shore, Sifriat Poalim, 1962 [Shirim Le-Orech Ha-Chof]
Songs of Soil and Wind, 1965 [Shirei Afar Va-Ruach]
Poems at Evening Tide, Sifriat Poalim, 1970 [Shirim Ba-Arov Ha-Yam]
Poems, Sifriat Poalim, 1974 [Shirim]
Poems This Far, Sifriat Poalim, 1979 [Shirim Ad Kan]
Salt and Light [bilingual: Hebrew & Russian], Sifriat Poalim, The Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature, 1980 [Melach Ve-Or: Mivchar Shirim Ivrit-Rusit]
Selected Poems, Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Sifriat Poalim, 1981 [Mivchar Shirim 1940-1980]
Shores: Songs and Melodies, Sifriat Poalim/ Keter, 1983 [Chofim: Shirim U-Manginoteihem]
Other Poems, Sifriat Poalim, 1984 [Shirim Acherim]
Poems on the Mountain Range, Zmora-Bitan, 1988 [Shirim Al Kav Ha-Reches]
Poems with Love (Selection), Sifriat Poalim, 1990 [Shirim Be-Ahava: Mivchar]
Poems on Earth and Water: Selection 1941-1991, Sifriat Poalim, 1993 [Shirim Al Adama U-Mayim: Mivchar Me-Ha-Shanim 1941-1991]
Veiled Face Is the Time, Sifriat Poalim, 1995 [Reul Panim Ha-Zman]
Poetry's Grace, Sifriat Poalim, 1996 [Chesed Ha-Shirim: Mivchar Shirim Al Ha-Shira]
Poems (Selection), Sifriat Poalim, 1997 [Leket, Shichecha U-Fe'a: Mivchar Shirim]
Poems on "Sefer Hayashar": Poems Written by Inspiration of the Bible and the Agadah, Or-Am, 1998 [ Shirim Al Sefer Ha-Yashar: Shirim Be-Hashra'at Ha-Mikra Ve-Ha-Agada]
Poems Cloaked in Evening, Yedioth Ahronoth, 2004 [Shirim Bi-Chsut Ha-Erev: Mivchar Mi-Kol Shirav]
Forsaken Poems, Yedioth Ahronoth, 2007 [Shirim She-Nish'aru]

Until the End of Indian Summer (travel), Sifriat Poalim, 1968; Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1986 [Ad Sof Ha-Kayitz Ha-Indiani: Reshamim Amerikaiyim]
With Strength and Humility (biography), Bialik Institute, 2001 [Be-Oz U-Ve-Anava: Akiva Lewinsky: Korotav, Haguto U-ma'asav] 

Between Spring and Cloud (youth), 1959 [Bein Aviv Le-Anan: Livnei Ha-Neurim]
Lilach From the 'Ilanot' Group (children), Sifriat Poalim, 1963 [Lilach Mi-Kvutzat Ilanot]
More Stories Between Spring and Cloud (youth), Sifriat Poalim, 1971; rev. ed. 1975 [Od Sipurim Bein Aviv Le-Anan]

Books in Translation
Stones in the Darkness
English: Tel Aviv, Sifriat Poalim, 1975

Salt and Light
Russian: Tel Aviv, Sifriat Poalim, 1980

Selected Poems
Bulgarian: Sofia, Moni Papo, 1994
Yiddish: Tel Aviv, I.L. Peretz Ferlag, 1994
English (Within the Song to Live): New York/Jerusalem, Gefen, 2005
Spanish: Madrid, Visor Libros, 2008

Nathan Yonathan

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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