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Eyal Megged

Eyal Megged was born in New York in 1948, and grew up in Tel Aviv. He studied philosophy and art history at Tel Aviv University. A poet and novelist, Megged has served as editor of a weekly Voice of Israel radio program and has written regular columns for Israel`s leading newspapers on a wide range of subjects, including literature, culture and sports. At present he teaches creative writing. Megged has been awarded  the Yedioth Ahronoth Prize for his short story, "Cup Final", the Macmillan Prize (1993), the Prime Minister's Prize twice (1990; 2005), the Publishers Association's Gold Book Prize for five of his novels (1999; 2002; 2005; 2013) and the Publishers Association's Platinum Book Prize for Early Grace (2001).

Eyal Megged

Books Published in Hebrew

Eden Park, Ekked, 1972 [Park Eden]
Edge, Sifriat Poalim, 1975 [Katzeh]
End of Memory, Massada, 1976 [Sof Ha-Zikaron]
Yards, Dvir, 1979 [Chatzerot]
Three Years, Sifriat Poalim, 1983 [Shalosh Shanim]
Under the Blue Carpet, Kinneret, 1985 [Mi-Tachat La-Shatiach Ha-Kachol]
Estherʹs Storm, Zmora Bitan, 1986 [Se'arat Esther]
Back to Happiness, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1989 [Ba-Chazara La-Osher]
Crappagh, Zmora Bitan, 1990 [krapa]
Cup Final (stories), Kinneret, 1988 [Gmar Ha-Gavi'a]
The Kamikazeʹs Woman (novel), Zmora-Bitan, 1995 [Eshet Ha-Kamikaza]
Secrets of Mongolia (novel) , Zmora-Bitan, 1997; Yedioth Ahronoth, 2003 [Sodot Mongolia]
Early Grace (novel) , Yedioth Ahronoth, 1999 [Chesed Neurayich]
Everlasting Life (novel) , Yedioth Ahronoth, 2001 [Chayei Olam]
The Black Light (novel) , Yedioth Ahronoth, 2002 [Ha-Or Ha-Shachor]
Woman Country (novel) , Yedioth Ahronoth, 2006 [Eretz, Isha]
A Couple (novel) , Yedioth Ahronoth, 2008 [Zug]
How to Live (novel) , Yedioth Ahronoth, 2010 [Eich Lichyot]
The End of the Body (novel), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2012 [Sof Ha-Guf]
Oshralia (novel), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2016 [Oshralia]

Books in Translation

German: Berlin, Berlin Verlag, 2005; pback: Berlin, Berliner Taschenbuch, 2006
Spanish: Mexico City, Santillana, 2013

The End of the Body
German: Berlin, Berlin Verlag, 2015
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!