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Rivka Keren

Rivka Keren was born in Hungary in 1946 and came to Israel as a young child. Her first books describe her experiences as the only Jewish child in her school, the atmosphere in an Iron Curtain country, and her family`s secret preparations for emigration. Keren, a clinical psychologist, is also a painter and has held exhibitions both in Israel and abroad. She has published novels and books for children and youth. Keren is the recipient of the Ze`ev Prize (1988), the Nordau Prize, the Kugel Prize, and received an Honorable Mention at the Austrian Children and Juveniles Book Award (2000).

Rivka Keren

Books Published in Hebrew

Ruthi Shmuti (children) , Massada, 1970, 1973, 1990 [Ruti Shmuti]
Kati - A Diary of a Young Girl (youth) , Am Oved, 1974, 1990 [Kati, Yomana Shel Na`arah]
Wild Lily (youth), Sifriat Poalim, 1978 [Lily Ha-Peruah]
Tik and Tak`s Expedition (children), Massada, 1980 [Ha-Masah Shel Tik Ve-Tak]
Nufar, the Story of a Seagull (children), Massada, 1981 [Nufar, Sipurah Shel Shehafit Yam]
The Fathers` Stories, Massada, 1982 [Sipurei Avot]
Bittersweet Summer (youth) , Schocken, 1986 [Kayitz Atzuv Kayitz Meushar]
The Taste of Honey (novel), Am Oved, 1990 [Ta`am Ha-Dvash]
Mortal Love (novel), Am Oved, 1992 [Ahavah Anusha]
Anatomy of Revenge (novel), Am Oved, 1993 [Anatomia Shel Nekamah]
Tita and the Devil (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1995 [Tita Ve Ha-Satan]
Outrage (novel), Agam, 2010 [Hefkerut]

Books in Translation

German: Modling, St. Gabriel, 1996; pback: Weinheim, Beltz, 1999
German: Vienna, Gabriel, 1999; pback: Weinheim, Beltz, 2001

Anatomy of Love
German: Gerlingen, Bleicher, 2002

The Taste of Honey
German: Giessen, Haland & Wirth, 2004

Mortal Love
English: London, YouWriteOn, 2008; Charleston, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 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!