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Yehoshua Kenaz

Yehoshua Kenaz, one of Israel's leading novelists, was born in Petah Tikva, Israel, in 1937. He studied philosophy and Romance languages at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and French literature at the Sorbonne. Kenaz has worked on the editorial staff of the daily Haaretz and is a translator of French classics into Hebrew.  All his books are outstanding bestsellers in Israel and several of his novels and stories have been adapted to films. In 2007, his novel Infiltration was nominated one of the ten most important books since the creation of the State of Israel. A film based on the book was released to critical acclaim at the Jerusalem Film Festival 2010. Kenaz has been awarded the Alterman Prize (1991), the Neuman Prize (1992), the Agnon Prize (1993), the ACUM Prize (1994) and the Bialik Prize (1997). In 2014 he received an Honorary Doctorate from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Yehoshua Kenaz

Books in Translation

English: New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987
German: Frankfurt, Suhrkamp, 1998
Chinese: Nanchang, Baihuazhou, 2000
Italian: Florence, Giuntina, 2005
French: Arles, Actes Sud, 2006
Arabic: Haifa, Kul-Shee, 2007
English: Vermont, Steerforth, 1995
French: Arles, Actes Sud, 1995
Italian: Venice, Marsilio, 1998; Florence, Giuntina, 2010
Estonian: Tallinn, Loomingu Raamatokogu, 2008
English: South Royalton, Steerforth, 2003
French: Paris, Stock, 2003; pback: Paris, Ed. 10/18, 2006
Italian: Florence, Giuntina, 2013
French: Paris, Gallimard, 1994
German: Frankfurt, Suhrkamp, 1994
Italian: Milan, Anabasi, 1994; Florence, Giuntina, 2006
English: Vermont, Steerforth, 1994
Chinese: Guangzhou, Flower City, 1998
Dutch: Amsterdam, Arena, 1999
Spanish: Buenos Aires, Leviatan, 2013
English: Vermont, Steerforth, 2001
Italian: Milan, Mondadori, 1999; Florence, Giuntina, 2010
German: Munich, Luchterhand, 2000; pback: Munich, btb, 2002
Dutch: Amsterdam, Arena, 2001
French: Paris, Stock, 2004
Malayalam: Kottayam, DC Books, 2007
Chinese: Shanghai, Shanghai Translation, 2011
German: Munich, Luchterhand, 2003
French: Arles, Actes Sud, 2003

They Burn Fuse Boxes (1 novella)
Italian: Rome, Nottetempo, 2007
Estonian: Tallinn, Loomingu Raamatukogu, 2007

Landscape with Three Trees (1 novella)
Italian: Rome, Nottetempo, 2009 
 
Musical Moment & Landscape with Three Trees (2 novellas)
Estonian: Tallinn, Loomingu Raamatukogu, 2008

French: Arles, Actes Sud, 2010
Italian: Florence, Giuntina, 2011
German: Munich, Luchterhand, 2011
Italian: Florence, Giuntina, 2017
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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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