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Agi Mishol

Agi Mishol was born in Transylvania (Romania) in 1946 to Holocaust-survivor parents, and came to Israel in 1951. She has an MA in Hebrew literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The caring mentor of young poets, Mishol is poet-in-residence at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and also teaches creative writing at Alma College. She has served as artistic director of the International Poets Festival in Jerusalem and has represented Israel at literary events in the U.S.A, Germany, Macedonia, Turkey, and Ireland, among others. She has also translated the work of many poets into Hebrew. In her free time, she grows peach and persimmon trees in the village where she lives. Mishol has published almost twenty books of poetry and is included in anthologies around the world. Among her literary awards: the Tel Aviv Foundation Award (1991), the Prime Minister's Prize (1995), the inaugural Yehuda Amichai Poetry Prize (2002), the Dolitzky Prize for Poetry (2007) and the Lerici Pea Prize (Italy, 2014). She received an Honorary Doctorate from Tel Aviv University in 2014 and from the Weizmann Institute of Science in 2016.

Books Published in Hebrew
Nanny and Both of Us, Ekked, 1972 [Nanny Ve-Shneinu]
A Cat's Scratch, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1978 [Srita Shel Chatul]
Gallop, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1980 [Gallop]
Plantation Notes, Keter, 1986 [Yoman Mata]
Fax Pigeon, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1991 [Yonat Faximilia]
The Interior Plain, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1995 [Ha-Shfela Ha-Pnimit]
See [ed. Nathan Zach], Helikon-Tag, 1997 [Hineh]
Look There, Helikon-Tag, 1999 [Re'eh Sham]
Dream Notebook, Even Hoshen, 2000 [Machberet Ha-Chalomot]
Wax Flower, Even Hoshen, 2002 [Nerot Netz He-Chalav]
Selected and New Poems, Bialik Institute/ Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2003 [Mivchar Ve-Chadashim]
Moment, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2005 [Moment]
Things Happen, Bialik Institute/ Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2007; 2017 [Korim Dvarim]
House Call, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2009 [Bikur Bayit]
Animal, Vegetable Mineral, Bialik Institute, 2011 [Chai Tzome'ach]
Working Order, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2012 [Sidur Avoda]
Awake, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2013 [Era]
Domestic Angel: Poems 2005-2015, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, Bialik Institute, 2015 [Mal'ach Ha-Cheder: Shirim 2005-2015]

Things Happen, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, Bialik Institute, 2017 [Korim Dvarim: Mivchar]

Books in Translation
The Swimmers
English: Dublin, Poetry Ireland, 1998 (Bilingual)

Look There (New & Selected Poems)
English: St. Paul, Graywolf Press, 2006

Selected Poems
French: Paris, Ed. Caracteres, 2008
Spanish: Buenos Aires, Leviatan, 2013

Italian: Florence, Giuntina, 2017

Between the Trees and the Non-Trees
English: Hong Kong, Chinese University Press, 2016

Less Like a Dove
English: Bristol, Shearsman Books, 2016


Agi Mishol

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

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!