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Nurith Gertz

Nurith Gertz was born in Israel in 1940. She is professor Emeritus of literature and film at the Open University, has served as section head in the film and television department at Tel Aviv University, and currently head of the culture and production department at Sapir College. She has also taught abroad at UC Berkeley, Brandeis University and University of Paris-VIII. Gertz has published numerous academic studies as well as three works of biographical fiction. The second, Unrepentant, was selected one of the 10 best books of 2008. Gertz has received the Brenner Prize (2009) and the Book Publishers' Association Gold Award (2010).
Nurith Gertz

Books Published in Hebrew

Amos Oz: Monograph (non-fiction), Sifriat Poalim, 1980 [Amos Oz: Monografya]
Israeli Fiction in the 1960s [with Hanna Herzig. 5 vols.] (non-fiction), Open University, 1982 [Ha-Siporet Ha-Israelit Bi-Shnot Ha-Shishim]
Generation Shift in Literary History: Hebrew Narrative Fiction in the 1960s (non-fiction), Hakibbitz Hameuchad, 1983 [Hirbet Hiz'ah Ve-Ha-Boker She-Le-Mochorat]
Literature and Ideology in Eretz Israel in the 1930s [two vols.] (non-fiction), Open University, 1988 [Sifrut Ve-Ideiologya Be-Eretz-Israel Bi-Shnot Ha-Shloshim]
Motion Fiction: Israeli Fiction in Film (non-fiction), Tel-Aviv, Open University, 1993 [Sipur Me-Ha-Sratim: Siporet Israelit Ve-Ibudeiha La-Kolno'a]
Captive of a Dream: National Myths in Israeli Culture (non-fiction), Tel Aviv, Am Oved, 1995 [Shvuya Ba-Chaloma: Mitosim Ba-Tarbut Ha-Israelit]
Not From Here [with Deborah Gertz] (biographical fiction), Tel Aviv, Am Oved, 1997 [El Ma She-Namog]
Holocaust Survivors, Aliens and Others in Israeli Cinema and Literature (non-fiction), Am Oved, Open University, 2004 [Makhela Acheret: Nitzolei Sho'a, Zarim Va-Acherim Ba-Kolno'a U-Va-Sifrut Ha-Israeliyim]
Landscape in Mist: –Space and Memory in Palestinian Cinema [with George Khleifi] (non-fiction), Am Oved, Open University, 2006 [Nof Ba-Arafel: Ha-Merchav Ve-Ha-Zikaron Ha-Histori Ba-Kolno'a Ha-Falestini]
Unrepentant (biographical novel) , Am Oved, 2008 [Al Da'at Atzmo: Arba'a Pirkei Chayim Shel Amos Kenan]
Amos Oz and A.B. Yehoshua: Early Weiting [with Adia Mendelson-Maoz. 3 vols.] (non-fiction), Open University, 2010 [Amos Oz - A.B. Yehoshua: Hatchalot]
An Ocean Between Us (biographical novel) , Dvir, 2015 [Yam Beini Le-Veinech]
Traces of Daya to Come: Trauma and Ethics in Contemporary Israeli Cinema [with Yosef Raz] (non-fiction), Am Oved, Tel Aviv University, 2017 [Ikvot Yamim She-Od Yavou: Trauma Ve-Etika Ba-Kolnoa Ha-Israeli Ha-Achshavi]

Books in Translation

Italian: Messina, Mesogea, forthcoming
Myths in Israeli Culture: Captives of a Dream
English: London, Vallentine Mitchell, 2000

Palestinian Cinema: Landscape, Trauma and Memory, with George Khleifi
English: Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press & Bloomington, IN., Indiana University Press, 2008

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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