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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; 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
Congratulations to Barabara Harshav for the 2018 PEN Medal for Translation!
The prize is given to a translator whose career has demonstrated a commitment to excellence through the body of their work. Barbara Harshav has been translating works from French, German, Hebrew and Yiddish for over twenty years and has currently published over forty books of translation. Among the many Hebrew authors she has translated: Yoram Kaniuk, Agnon, Yehudit Hendel, Yehuda Amichai and many more.
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,
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.
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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