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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

Congratulations to Barabara Harshav for the 2018 PEN Medal for Translation!
The prize is given to a translator whose career has demonstrated a commitment to excellence through the body of their work. Barbara Harshav has been translating works from French, German, Hebrew and Yiddish for over twenty years and has currently published over forty books of translation. Among the many Hebrew authors she has translated: Yoram Kaniuk, Agnon, Yehudit Hendel, Yehuda Amichai and many more.
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!
Congratulations to Ronit Matalon, the recipient of the 2017 Brenner prize for her book 'And the Bride Closed the Door". And, congratulations to Amir ziv, the recipent of the first ever Brenner prize for debut novels.
Ronit Matalon's book tells the story of Margie, a young bride, who shuts herself up in her mother's bedroom and declares that she won’t get married. Her family gathers at the locked door, not knowing what to do. Amir Ziv tells a story that begins as an apparently routine correspondence between a prying citizen, secretly in love with his neighbor, and a conscientious municipal clerk, and developes into an uncovering of a great underlying drama.
The fourth German-Hebrew/Hebrew-German translation workshop April 29 to May 5, 2018 Beit Ben-Yehuda, Jerusalem
After workshops in Berlin, Jerusalem and Straelen, the workshop will return to Jerusalem this spring. This workshop will focus on the participants translations. These are unfinished translations that have not yet been published. These will be sent to all participants. The workshop is open to 10 participants and is intended for literary translators with experience and publications. Workshop facilitators: Anne Birkenhauer and Gadi Goldberg Prerequisites: At least one published translation Duration: Sunday, April 29, 2018 until Saturday, May 5, 2018 Location: Beit Ben-Yehuda, 28 Ein Gedi St., 93383 Jerusalem Participation fee: Participation (Accommodation and meals) is free of charge. Travel / flight expenses will be refunded. For more details and for the documents required for submitting application: Anne Birkenhauer, and Gadi Goldberg,
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.
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!