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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

Spanish: Buenos Aires, Leviathan, forthcoming

Russian: Moscow, Text, 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

Our new Spring 2019 catalogue of new books is up.
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"An original, extraordinary book" The Brenner prize committee
Congratulations to Noga Albalach, winner of the 2018 Brenner prize for her book "The Old Man (Farewell)".
Residencies in Vienna and Salzburg
In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery offers 50 residencies in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2019. Applications can be submitted for literature, literature for children and young adults and literary translations. Please note the deadline of September 30th, 2018.
Call for applications English speakers: Stay culture in Paris (deadline: June 12th, 2018)
Details in the attached link
Congratulations to Sami Berdugo and Shoham Smith, recipients of the 2018 Bialik Prize, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in Israel!

The Ministry of Culture and Sport announced the names of the winners of the Arik Einstein Veterans Artists Prize.
A prize of 50,000 NIS was given to each of the 21 artists who worked and are still working to promote Israeli culture in various fields -Music, dance, theater, plastic arts, cinema and literature. In the literature category the winners were Ronny Someck, Jacob Buchan and Shlomit Cohen-Assif. Also, Anat Masiach is among the recipient of the prize for debut literary works. Congratulations!
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