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Eleonora Lev

Eleonora Lev is a novelist, editor and critic. Her father was the sole survivor of a large Polish-Jewish family that perished in the Holocaust, and her Russian maternal grandfather was executed as a kulak by firing squad during the Stalinist purges.
Lev serves as literary editor of Words and Images: the Jerusalem Literary Project, a series of in-depth videotaped interviews with great Jewish writers of our time, conducted in conjunction with the National Library in Jerusalem.
Eleonora Lev was the first woman writer to win the prestigious Bernstein Prize for her novel, First Morning in Paradise (1996). She is also the recipient of several other important awards for her books, literary criticism, translations and journalism, including the Prime Minister's Prize (1999).

Eleonora Lev

Books in Translation

German: Berlin, Berlin Verlag, 1999; pback: Munich, btb, 2000
Dutch: Amsterdam, Arena, 1999
German: Berlin, Berlin Verlag, 1999; pback: Munich, Bertelsmann, 2001
French: Paris, Seuil, 2003
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!