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Aharon Megged
Hezi was a child prodigy. He could solve math problems at unbelievable speed, remember entire chapters of the Bible, read English, French, Aramaic and Latin, and understand German and Russian too. His head was always seething with ideas and inventions, but he was also troubled by something that kept buzzing in his head. At the age of 26, without a job or a girlfriend, Hezi lives off money sent or given by his family and devotes all his time to his project for saving the world: producing energy from the flight of flies. Among his assistants are an old bookseller, who recovers ancient books for him, an artist with a taste for vodka and women, and a woman poet. Hezi does not work because he needs "time to think." He is a dazed but determined rebel - a prophet of doom, but one who offers his people salvation. His obsession with flies and literature is his way of rebelling against capitalism and the bourgeois Israeli values that surround him. Yet as his energy project develops, Hezi continues to ignore the impending catastrophe: not the one that will destroy the world, but himself.

Legendary Aharon Megged`s sense of humor gives continuous joy. His delightful blend of radiant intellect and shadowy bitterness creates a constant flow of heavenly punch lines... With his genius, Megged has found the perfect tragi-comic metaphor for human life.
Yedioth Ahronoth

The almost instant intimacy between the reader and the protagonist is one of Megged`s most outstanding qualities. His protagonists are "everyman" enough to arouse empathy and crazy enough to arouse interest. Megged is a natural storyteller... A flowing, alluring novel.

Megged`s new and enjoyable book buzzes and swerves and offers many comic moments... It is full of imaginative witticisms... A surprising and extraordinary book.

Title Flies
Author’s Last Name Megged
Author's First Name Aharon
Genre novel
Publisher (Hebrew) Achuzat Bayit
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 2008
No. Pages 228 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Zvuvim
Representation Represented by ITHL


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"An original, extraordinary book" The Brenner prize committee
Congratulations to Noga Albalach, winner of the 2018 Brenner prize for her book "The Old Man (Farewell)".
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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Congratulations to Sami Berdugo and Shoham Smith, recipients of the 2018 Bialik Prize, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in Israel!

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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