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Amos Kenan

Amos Kenan (1927-2009) was born in Tel Aviv. He was a member of the anti-British military underground movement but became known as a political dove soon after 1948. In the 1970s, Kenan co-founded the Israeli-Palestinian Council. A leading newspaper columnist, he wrote for the popular Yedioth Ahronoth and was also a painter, sculptor, playwright and novelist. Kenan was awarded the Brenner Prize in 1999.

Amos Kenan

Books Published in Hebrew

With Whips and Scorpions (satire), Tel Aviv, 1952 [Be-Shotim U-Be-Akravim]
At the Station (novella), Ladori, 1963 [Ba-Tahanah]
Book of Pleasures (non-fiction), Levin-Epstein, 1968; Zmora-Bitan, 2006 [Sefer Ha-Taʹanugot]
The Blue Door (novella), Schocken, 1972 [Ha-Delet Ha-Kehulah]
Shoah II (prose), A.L., 1975 [Shoah 2]
Under the Flowers (stories), Prosa, 1979 [Mitahat La-Prahim]
On Your Country, On Your Homeland (non-fiction), Edanim, 1981 [El Artzech, El Moladetech]
The Book of Satire, Keter, 1984 [Sefer Ha-Satirot]
The Road to Ein Harod (novel) , Am Oved, 1984, 2016 [Ha-Derech Le-Ein Harod]
Waheb in Suphah (novel), Keter, 1988 [Et Waheb Be-Sufah]
Tulips our Brothers (stories), Keter, 1989 [Tzivʹonim Ahinu]
Poems, Tag, 1995 [Shirim]
Block 23 (novellas) , Zmora-Bitan, 1996 [Block 23]
Rose of Jericho (essays), Zmora-Bitan, 1998 [Shoshanat Yericho]
End of Reptile Era (poetry), Zmora-Bitan, 1999 [Ketz Idan Ha-Zochalim]
The Escape to Prison (stories), Zmora-Bitan, 2003 [Ha-Bricha El Ha-Kele]
The Lion [Paris, 1959]
The Balloon [Paris, 1959]
The Last Train [Hateiatron Hapatuach, 1969]
Maybe Itʹs An Earthquake [Tzavta, 1970]
Something Not Normal [Ohel, 1970]
Friends Talk About Jesus [Tzavta, 1972]
Still Believe in You [Cameri & Tzavta, 1974]

Books in Translation

French: Paris, Albin Michel, 1984
Arabic: Beirut, Al-Kalemah, 1987
English: London, Al Saqi, 1986; New York, Grove, 1988
German: Augsburg, Oelbaum, 1987
Spanish: Jerusalem, La Semana, 1987
Danish: Copenhagen, Tiden, 1990
Czech: Prague, Ivo Zelezny, 1993
Hungarian: Budapest, Babel, 1997

Holocaust II (early version of Block 23 [novella])
French: Paris, Flammarion, 1976

At the Station
French: Milan, G.Upiglio, 1964

Le Cheval Fini
French: Paris, Grasset, 1966

Odessa Mama (from: Tulips our Brothers )
French: Paris, RLD, 1994, 2001

Selected Poems & Stories
French: Turin, Fratelli Pozzo/Paris, G. le Prat, 1962; Grasset, 1966, Y.Riviere, 1974

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.
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.
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