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Avram Kantor

Avram Kantor was born in 1950 in Haifa and grew up on Kibbutz Mizra, of which he is still a member. He studied Hebrew and general literature at Haifa University, then German at the University of Konstanz, Germany, where he also completed advanced studies in publishing. After a number of years as editor of the fiction department of Sifriat Poalim Publishers, he became its editor-in-chief and CEO. Since its merger with Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing House, he has been deputy-CEO. He is also a translator from English and German to Hebrew.
Kantor has published novels, collections of stories and three books for children, one of which has been adapted and staged. Kantor was awarded the Ze'ev Prize in 1995.

Avram Kantor

Books Published in Hebrew

Dead End (stories), Sifriat Poalim, 1979 [Derech Le-Lo Motza]
Coffinnails (stories), Sifriat Poalim, 1988 [Masmerim Ba-Aron]
Dive (novel), Modan, 1988 [Kfitzat Rosh]
Covered Up (novel), Sifriat Poalim, 1990 [Hester Panim]
False Alarm (novella), Sifriat Poalim/ Yedioth Ahronoth, 1995 [Azakat Shav]
The Curse of the Queer Stranger (children), Sifriat Poalim, 1995 [Kilelat Hazar Hamuzar]
The Two of Them (novel), Sifriat Poalim, 1998 [Shnei Shneihem]
Jay, Donkey and Crow (children), Sifriat Poalim,1998 [Orvani, Chamor Ve-Orev]
Leading Voice (novel) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 2004 [Kol Rishon]
To the Lizards (novel) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2006 [El Ha-Chardonim]
Double Vision [Deception Image] (novel) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2010 [Taʹatuei Dimyon]
A Ride for Two (children-picture bk) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2013 [Shnayim Al Ofanayim]
Let There Be Light (novel) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2015 [Ve-Az Hivliach Or]
Best Buddies (children-picture bk), Sifriat Poalim, 2017 [Chaverot Tovot]

Books in Translation

German: Munich, Carl Hanser, 2008
German: Munich, Carl Hanser, 2012
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Congratulations to Zeruya Shalev and Shifra Horn for receiving the 2017 Adei Wizo Prize.

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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.
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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:
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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:
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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: http://www.netanyaaaci.org.il/WebPages/BoxOfficePages/lectures2.htm And for more details about the title click here: http://www.ithl.org.il/page_15644
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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