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Michal Govrin

Michal Govrin was born in Tel Aviv in 1950. She studied literature and theater at Tel Aviv University and received her Ph.D from the University of Paris. Govrin writes poetry and fiction, and is also a theater director, specializing in Jewish theater and ritual. She teaches drama at the Jerusalem School for Visual Theater, is academic chair of the theater department at Emunah College, and frequently lectures abroad. Govrin has been awarded the Margalit Prize for Theater Direction (1977), the Tel Aviv Foundation Award (1984), the Kugel Prize (1998) for The Name, a nomination for the Koret Jewish Book Award (USA, 1999) the Prime Minister's Prize (1998) and the ACUM Prize for Snapshots (2003). She was also decorated as Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France, 2013).  

Michal Govrin

Books Published in Hebrew

That Very Hour (poetry), Sifriat Poalim, 1981 [Ota Shaʹa]
Hold on to the Sun (stories) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1984 [Leʹehoz Ba-Shemesh]
That Nightʹs Seder (poetry), Ha-Bamah, 1989 [Seder Ha-Laiya Ha-ze]
Wordʹs Bodies (poetry), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1990 [Gufey Milim]
The Name (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1995; 2013 [Ha-Shem]
The Making of the Sea, a Chronicle of Interpretation (poetry, fiction & art), Hareʹel, Artist Book, 1998; Carmel, 2000 [Maʹaseh Ha-Yam, Chronikat Perush]
Snapshots (novel), Am Oved, 2002 [Hevzekim]
We Were as Dreamers (autobiography), Carmel, 2005 [Hayinu Ke-Cholmin]
Body of Prayer [with Jacques Derrida and David Shapiro] (essay), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ The Mofet Institute, 2013 [Guf Tfila]
Love on the Shore (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2013 [Ahava Al Ha-Chof]

Books in Translation

English: New York, The Feminist Press, 2010 

The Name
English: New York, Riverhead Books, 1998; pback: 1999

Body of Prayer, with Jacques Derrida and David Shapiro (essay)
English: New York, The Cooper Union School of Architecture, 2001

English: New York, Riverhead Books, 2007
French: Paris, Sabine Wespieser, 2008 

Love on the Shore
French: Paris, Sabine Wespieser, 2013

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!