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Yitzhak Gormezano Goren

Yitzhak Gormezano Goren was born in Alexandria, Egypt, in 1941 and immigrated to Israel as a child. He is a playwright and novelist. Goren studied English and French literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University, and received a MFA in theater direction in the United States. In 1982, he co-founded the Bimat Kedem Theater, which promotes original Israeli productions with an emphasis on non-European Jewish culture. In 1998, the company established the Bimat Kedem Publishing House. Gormezano Goren has worked as a broadcast editor and is active in the Israeli theater and film world. He has been awarded the National Council for Culture and the Arts Prize for his play, The Gospel According to Midorus (1966), the Ramat Gan Prize for his novel, An Alexandrian Summer (1979), the Govinska-Baratz Prize for his play, A Simple Tale, based on Agnon's novel (1979), the Prime Minister's Prize (2001) and the Arik Einstein Prize (2015).

Yitzhak Gormezano-Goren

Books Published in Hebrew

The Gospel According to Midorus [with Haim Tchelet] (play), The National Council for Culture and the Arts, 1969 [Ha-Bsora Al-Pi Midorus]
Alexandrian Summer (novel) , Am Oved, 1978, 2016 [Kayitz Alexandroni]
My Heart is in the East (youth), Massada, 1985 [Libi Ba-Mizrach: Agadat Chayav Shel Rabi Yehuda Halevi]
Western Sun (youth), Massada, 1985 [Shemesh Mi-Ma'arav: Agadat Chayav Shel Rabi Chayim Ben Atar]
Blanche (novel) , Am Oved, 1986 [Blansh]
Moses, Maurice and Mussa (youth), Bimat Kedem, 1986 [Moshe-Maurice-U-Musa: O Pesach Alexandroni]
A Shelter in Bavli (novel), Bimat Kedem, 1998 [Miklat Be-Bavli]
The Path to the Stadium (novel), Bimat Kedem, 2003 [Ba-Derech La-Itztadyon: Roman Al Alber Gormezano Ve-Al Bno]
ElHakham (biographical novel), Bimat Kedem, 2008 [ElHacham Mi-Bagdad: Agadat Chayav Shel Rabi Yosef Chayim Mi-Bagdad]
The Holy Lie (biographical novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 2010 [Ha-Sheker Ha-Kadosh: Dona Gracia Be-Lisbo'a Portugal]
The Queen of Finance (biographical novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 2013 [Malkat Ha-Finansim: Dona Gracia Be-Anversa, Hi Antwerpen Flanderya]
Venician Fever : Dona Gracia Mendes in Venice (biographical novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 2015 [ Kadachat Venetzianit: Dona Gracia Be-Venetzia Be-Italya]

Books in Translation

English: New York, New Vessel Press, 2015
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.
Semel on "Isra-Isle" for JBC
With the release of "Isra-Isle" earlier this month from Mandel Vilar Press, Nava Semel is guest blogging for the Jewish Book Council. Click here to read on how the idea behind the book came to being.
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