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Dov Kimche

Dov Kimche (1889-1961) was born in Yaslo, Galicia. He became an ardent Zionist and immigrated to pre-state Israel in 1908. He settled in Jerusalem and taught at the city`s Rehaviah High School from 1912 until his retirement. Kimche made his literary debut in the journal Ha-Mizpeh in 1905. After his arrival in Jerusalem, he began writing novels, short stories and essays; he was also active as a translator. His fiction covers a wide range of settings – from his native Galicia, through Western Europe, to pre-state Israel. In addition to several works on the Bible, two collections of essays and numerous translations, Kimche published anthologies of world literature and Israeli stories.

Dov Kimche

Books Published in Hebrew

On the Edge of Nothing (novel), Miklat, 1920 [Al Belimah]
Fords (novel), Stiebel, 1923 [Maʹabarot]
The Book of Destruction (novella), Zutot, 1926; Dfus Ha-Sefer, 1930; Dvir, 2008 [Sefer Ha-Kilionot]
Yesterday Evening (novel), Ktuvim, 1927 [Emesh]
Sleepwalker, On the Mountain (stories), Ginzburg, 1927 [Saharuri, Be-Harim]
Little Stories, Mizpeh, 1928 [Sipurim Ketanim]
Nikaso (novella), Zutot, 1928 [Nikaso]
The End (novellas), Zutot, 1929 [Aharit]
Citron (stories), Ofer, 1930 [Etrogim]
On the Seven Seas (novel), Stiebel, 1934 [Al Shivʹah Yamim]
Little Essays, Reuven Mass, 1938 [Sefer Masot Ktanot]
Ten Stories, Achiasaf, 1941 [Asarah Sipurim]
Paintings from a Forgotten World (stories), Lustigman, 1943 [Tziurim Me-Olam Nishkah]
The House of Hefetz (novel) , Bialik Institute, 1951; Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1993 [Beit Hefetz]
Writers (essays), Sreberk, 1953 [Sofrim]
Selected Stories, Achiasaf, 1955 [Mivhar Sipurim]
Citron and Other Stories, Tarmil, 1982 [Etrogim Ve-Sipurim Aherim]

Books in Translation

German: Berlin, Berlin Verlag, 1997; pback: Munich, Droemer, 2001
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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.
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:
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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.
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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