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Ami Gedalia

Ami Gedalia was born in Kiryat Ono, Israel, in 1952, and studied Jewish history at Haifa University. She is a trained librarian and works in a public library. She has published over 30 books for children and youth. Her book, The Last Witness, is taught in Israeli schools. Gedalia has been awarded the Ze'ev Prize twice (1990; 1995), the Hadassah Prize (2003), an IBBY Honor Citation (2006) and the Trudi Birger Award for Social Involvement (2007), the last two for her youth book, Friendship on the Net.
Ami Gedalia

Books Published in Hebrew

A Diary of My Youth (youth), Dvir, 1980 [Yoman Neurim]
Titi Seeks a Home (children), Dvir, 1982 [Titi Mechapeset Bayit]
Friends Across the Mountains (youth), Dvir, 1984 [Yedidim Meʹever La-Har]
Spearhead (youth), Carta, 1987 [Rosh Chetz]
The Last Witness (youth), Carta, 1989 [Ha-Ed Ha-Acharon]
A Crazy Journey in a Flying Balloon (youth), Keter, 1990 [Masa Metoraf Be-Chadur Poreʹach]
The Monster of Halutza Sands (youth), Carta, 1991 [Ha-Mifletzet Me-Cholot Halutza]
Itʹs Me, Dan (youth), Carta, 1992 [Ze Ani, Dan Mi-Neʹot-Yarak]
School Newspaper (youth), Carta, 1992 [Itonoʹar]
A Glimpse of a Dream (youth), Carta, 1993 [Lagaʹat Ba-Chalom]
The Last Witch (children), Carta, 1993 [Ha-Machshefa Ha-Acharona]
Youth in Hiding (youth), Carta, 1994 [Neurim Be-Mistor]
Friendship Over the Air (youth), Carta, 1994 [Yedidut Al Ha-Gal]
In the Village of the Trills (children), Danny Sfarim, 1994 [Bi-Chfar Ha-Trilim Asher Be-Emek Ha-Rakafot Ha-Kchulot]
Dan and Dad, a Family (youth), Carta, 1995 [Dan Ve-Aba, Mishpacha]
A Friend for Dan, a Friend for Dad (youth), Carta, 1995 [Chavera Le-Dan, Chavera Le-Aba]
No Such Animal (youth), Carta, 1995 [Ein Chaya Kazot!]
East and West (youth) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1995 [Masa Be-Ikvot Ha-Ahava]
Crazy Romance (youth) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1997 [Chizur Metoraf]
And the Band Plays On (youth), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1998 [Mangina She-Ein La Sof]
Out of the Books (children) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1998 [Yalda Shel Sfarim]
Itʹs My Right! (youth), Sifriat Poalim, 1999 [Zchuti!]
Alien in My Neighborhood (youth), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1999 [Chayzar Ba-Shchuna Sheli]
All Because of Father (youth),Sifriat Poalim, 2001 [Ha-Kol Biglal Aba]
You Have Pleased Me So (youth), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2003 [Naʹamt Li Meʹod]
Friendship on the Net (youth) , Sifriat Poalim, 2004 [Yedidut Aruga Ba-Reshet]
The Fire Brigade Princes (children), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2005 [Nesicha Mechaba Sreifot]
Uria Wages a War (youth), Keter, 2006 [Uriya Yotzet La-Milchama]
Anna’s Nightingale Song (youth) , Sifriat Poalim, 2007 [Shirat Ha-Zamir Shel Anna]
Uriaʹs Affections (youth), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2008 [Ha-Ahavot Shel Uriya]
Fatty Sweety (children), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2011 [Shemanmotek]
A Broken Wing (youth), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Sifriat Poalim, 2013 [Kanaf Shvura]
Liliumʹs Heart (youth), Kinneret, 2013 [Ha-Lev Shel Lilium]
The Mystery of the Stolen Bicycle (children), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2016 [Ta'alumat Ha-Ofanayim Ha-Gnuvim]
Mystery in the Playground (children), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2017 [Ta'aluma Be-Gan Ha-Sha'ashu'im]

Books in Translation

The Last Witness
Swedish: Stockholm, Hillel Forlaget, 1994

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!