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The Nimrod Flip-Out [Cheap Moon]

Etgar Keret
They are funny, sad, exciting, cynical, and deal with the human weaknesses we try so hard to hide. They are about ambitionless small-time losers, and dreamers who try to change the world. They are about the loneliness of individuals, while also touching on our problems as a society. These are the stories of Etgar Keret, now a role model for dozens of young writers in Israel.
A young guy sits on his apartment terrace and watches his girlfriend who is sunbathing naked on the grass. People pass by, stop and make comments, but nothing seems to bother her. The guy does nothing; he merely tries to define his feelings for himself. A cat by the name of Rabin (the same name as the prime minister who was assassinated) has been run over by a motorbike. The driver is attacked, the attacker is hit by a policeman, and one violent act leads to another.
And from Rabin the cat to Tuvia the dog, who barks like mad at everyone. He's a rebellious creature, and they`ve tried all kinds of ways to get rid of him, but he always returns home. Finally they shoot him, but even then he comes back, injured. It turns out, however, that they've finally broken his spirit. It is hard not to sympathize with Tuvia, who lives in a world without tolerance or sympathy for outsiders.

Supremely addictive!
New York Times

In Keret’s stories black humor, surrealism, the grotesque and the infantile form a radical, thoughtful universe. 

Stories of overwhelming and disarming profundity. 
Time Out Barcelona (Catalan)

Keret succeeds in a few pages what others have not been able to do in a hundred: to capture the Zeitgeist of our time… A great reading experience! 
Bibliotekstjänst (Sweden) 

Etgar Keret’s stories are very, very short and very, very substantial. He is a master at enticing the reader with a quick bite that miraculously sates for days.
Washington Post

Keret’s exhilarating stories rush past like dreams and fancies… His ideas roam and breathe and take on a full tragi-comic life. 
The Guardian

The Nimrod Flip-Out
Title The Nimrod Flip-Out [Cheap Moon]
Author’s Last Name Keret
Author's First Name Etgar
Language(s) Hebrew, English, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Danish, Georgian, Greek, Hungarian, Malayalam (India), Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Genre stories
Publisher (Hebrew) Zmora-Bitan
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 2002
No. Pages 148 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Anihu


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!
Congratulations to Ronit Matalon, the recipient of the 2017 Brenner prize for her book 'And the Bride Closed the Door". And, congratulations to Amir ziv, the recipent of the first ever Brenner prize for debut novels.
Ronit Matalon's book tells the story of Margie, a young bride, who shuts herself up in her mother's bedroom and declares that she won’t get married. Her family gathers at the locked door, not knowing what to do. Amir Ziv tells a story that begins as an apparently routine correspondence between a prying citizen, secretly in love with his neighbor, and a conscientious municipal clerk, and developes into an uncovering of a great underlying drama.
The fourth German-Hebrew/Hebrew-German translation workshop April 29 to May 5, 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: Sunday, April 29, 2018 until Saturday, May 5, 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,
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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.
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:
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!