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Amnon Jackont

Amnon Jackont was born in Ramat Gan, Israel, in 1948, and lives in Tel Aviv. He holds a PhD in history from Tel Aviv University. Jackont works as an editor at Keter publishing house, and he is active in business and relationship counseling, in radio and TV programs. He is also a lecturer in history, teaches creative writing and writes for Haaretz, one of Israel's major newspapers. He has published several novels, which were best-sellers. Jackont was awarded the Book Publishers Association's Gold Prize in 2011 for The Mystery of My Death.

Amnon Jackont

Books Published in Hebrew

Borrowed Time (novel), Am Oved, 1982 [Pesek-Zman]
The Rainy Day Man (novel), Am Oved, 1987 [Ish Ha-Sagrir]
The Last of the Wise Lovers (novel) , Keter, 1991 [Achron Ha-Meʹahavim Ha-Chachamim]
Love Trap [Honey Trap] (novel) , Keter, 1994 [Malkodet Dvash]
Ready for Life (stories), Keter, 2000 [Muchan Le-Chayim]
Introduction to Love (novel), Keter, 2001 [Mavo Le-Ahava]
L for Lies [with Varda Rasiel-Jackont] (novel), Keshet, 2004 [Shin Kmo Sheker]
Resurgence (non-fiction), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2009 [Over Va-Shav: Sipur Krisato Ve-Hatzalato Shel Ha-Bank Le-Fituach Ha-Taʹasiya]
The Mystery of My Death (suspense) , Keter, 2009 [Chidat Moti]
Meir Amit: A Man of the Mossad (non-fiction), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2012 [Meir Amit: Ha-Ish Ve-Ha-Mossad]
Abigail (suspense), Keter, 2014 [Avigail]

Books in Translation

Borrowed Time 
English: London, Hamish Hamilton, 1986; New York, Beaufort Books, 1987


The Rainy Day Man

English: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014; Kindle book: Amazon Digital Services, 2014

Russian: Moscow, Text, 2012

English: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014; Kindle book: Amazon Digital Service, 2014 

English: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014; Kindle book: Amazon Digital Services, 2014

"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!
The fourth German-Hebrew/Hebrew-German translation workshop November 4th to 10th, 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: November 4th 2018 until November 10th, 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".

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