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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]
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PERFORMED PLAYS
Right Age for Love (Cameri, 2008)
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Books in Translation

French: Paris, Fayard, 2007
Greek: Athens, Polis, 2009

Russian: Moscow, Sindbad, forthcoming 

French: Paris, Fayard, 2008
Greek: Athens, Polis, 2013

Russian: Moscow, Sindbad, forthcoming 

Russian: Moscow, Sindbad, forthcoming 
Memories After My Death: The Story of Joseph 'Tommy' Lapid
English: London, Elliott & Thompson, 2011; New York, Thomas Dunne, 2017
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
NEWS
Residencies in Vienna and Salzburg
In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery offers 50 residencies in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2019. Applications can be submitted for literature, literature for children and young adults and literary translations. Please note the deadline of September 30th, 2018.
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Call for applications English speakers: Stay culture in Paris (deadline: June 12th, 2018)
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Congratulations to Sami Berdugo and Shoham Smith, recipients of the 2018 Bialik Prize, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in Israel!

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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!
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The fourth German-Hebrew/Hebrew-German translation workshop November 4th to 10th, 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: November 4th 2018 until November 10th, 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, birkenhauer@013.net and Gadi Goldberg, gadi.goldberg@gmail.com
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Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is one of the 100 notable books of 2017 of the "New York Times".

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