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Yair Lapid

Yair Lapid, writer, popular TV host, journalist, and former Finance Minister of Israel, was born in Tel Aviv in 1963. He grew up in London and Tel Aviv, and began his journalistic career while still serving in the army. After his discharge, he wrote for the daily Maariv, and published poems in literary journals. In 1986, he worked as a movie director for Cannon Films in Los Angeles, and in 1988 he became editor of the weekly Tel Aviv. Lapid's varied career has also included songwriting, lead parts in movies, literary translation, writing a musical, producing documentary interviews with international figures and hosting entertainment and talk shows on Israel TV. For many years, he was also news anchor on Channel 2 TV. In 2012 Lapid left Channel 2 and entered politics. He founded the Yesh Atid (There Is a Future) Party, which became the second largest party in Israel in the 2013 election, and served as Israeli Minister of Finance from March 2013 until December 2014. 
Lapid's four suspense novels have been bestsellers, and for his bestselling non-fiction books he has received the Publishers Association's Gold and Platinum Prizes (2006; 2010; 2011; 2015).  

Yair Lapid

Books Published in Hebrew

The Double Head (suspense) , Zmora-Bitan, 1989 [Ha-Rosh Ha-Kaful]
The Shadow of Yoav (children), Zmora-Bitan, 1992 [Ha-Tzel Shel Yoav]
One Man Show (novel), Keter, 1993 [Hatzagat Yachid]
Elbi (youth), Keter, 1998; 2009 [Elbi]
The Sixth Riddle (suspense) , Keshet, 2001 [Ha-Chida Ha-Shihit]
Standing in a Column (non-fiction), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2005 [Omdim Be-Tur]
The Second Woman (suspense) , Keshet, 2006 [Ha-Isha Ha-Shniia]
Sunset in Moscow (suspense) , Keshet, 2007 [Shkia Be-Moskwa]
My Heroes (non-fiction), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2008 [Ha-Giborim Sheli: Arba Hartzaot Tanachiot]
Memories After My Death: The Story of Yosef 'Tommy' Lapid (biogtaphy), Keter, 2010 [Zichronot Acharei Moti]
Standing in a Column Again (non-fiction), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2011 [Shuv Omdim Be-Tur]
A Journey to the Future (non-fiction), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2017 [Masa El He-Atid]
Right Age for Love (Cameri, 2008)

Books in Translation

French: Paris, Fayard, 2007
Greek: Athens, Polis, 2009
French: Paris, Fayard, 2008
Greek: Athens, Polis, 2013
Memories After My Death: The Story of Joseph 'Tommy' Lapid
English: London, Elliott & Thompson, 2011
Hungarian: Budapest, Múlt és Jövő, 2012

To Be Israeli: The Heart of a Nation, the Soul of a People (non-fiction)
English: New York, Thomas Dunne Books / St. Martin's Press, 2017
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!