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Ram Oren

Ram Oren was born in 1936 in Tel Aviv. He graduated from the Hebrew University Faculty of Law and is a member of the Lawyers Association. 
Oren has worked as a journalist and was a senior editor of the mass circulation daily, Yedioth Ahronoth. He is the founder and owner of Keshet Publishing House. Oren published his first book, Seduction, in 1994 to popular acclaim, and all his books have been bestsellers in Israel. Seduction has been adapted for TV in 2002, and Latrun won the Yitzhak Sadeh Award for Military Literature (2002).
Ram Oren

Books Published in Hebrew

Seduction (suspense), Keter, 1994 [Pitui]
Framed (suspense), Keter, 1995 [Mischak Machur]
Mark of Cain (suspense), Keshet, 1996 [Ot Kayin]
Heart (suspense), Keshet, 1997 [Lev]
Shadow of Doubt (suspensel), Keshet, 1997 [Tzel Shel Safek]
Ashram (novel), Keshet, 1998 [Ashram]
Live Ammunition (suspense), Keshet, 1999 [Esh Chaya]
Eve and Adam (novel), Keshet, 2000 [Chava Ve-Adam]
Nude (suspense), Keshet, 2000 [Eirom]
Love Behind Closed Doors (suspense), Keshet, 2001 [Ahava Bi-Dlatayim Sgurot]
Addiction and Other Stories, Keshet, 2002 [Hitmakrut Ve-Od Sipurim]
Latrun (historical novel), Keshet, 2002 [Latrun]
African Princess (suspense), Keshet, 2003 [Nesicha Afrikanit]
The Heiress (suspense), Keshet, 2004 [Ha-Yoreshet]
The Target: Tel Aviv (historical novel), Keshet, 2004 [Ha-Matara: Tel-Aviv]
Little Sister (suspense), Keshet, 2005 [Achot Ktana]
My Lover, My Enemy (suspense), Keshet, 2006 [Ahuvi, Oyvi]
Red Days (historical novel), Keshet, 2006 [Yamim Adumim]
Gertruda's Oath: A Child, a Promise, and a Heroic Escape During World War II [The Oath] (biographical novel), Keshet, 2007 [Ha-Shvua: Sipur Amiti]
Chief of Staff (novel), Keshet, 2007 [Ramatkal]
Ghosts (suspense), Keshet, 2008 [Ko'ach Elyon: Roman Metach Acher]
Green Card (suspense), Keshet, 2008 [Green Card]
From the Bible with Love (biblical stories), Keshet, 2009 [Me-Ha-Tanach Be-Ahava: Or Chadash Al Ahavot Ba-Tanach]
Sylvia Rafael: The Life and Death of a Mossad Spy (Sylvia) [with Moti Kfir] (biographical novel), Keshet, 2010 [Sylvia: Chayeha U-Mota Shel Lochemet Ha-Mosad]
One Child Too Many (suspense), Keshet, 2010 [Yeled Echad Yoter Midai]
Secrets (novel), Keshet, 2011 [Sodot Gluyim]
Double Identity (suspense), Keshet, 2011 [Zehut Kfula]
Yearning Soul (historical novel), Keshet, 2012 [Nefesh Homiya]
Black Sheep (suspense), Keshet, 2012 [Kivsa Shchora]
The Red Scarf (historical novel), Keshet, 2013 [Ha-Tzaʹif Ha-Adom (Mered Bar-Kochva: Milchama U-Nekama)]
Mother (novel), Keshet, 2014 [Ima]
Painful Love: Shiri (trilogy, part 1), Keshet, 2014 [Ahava Ko'evet: Chelek Rishon: Shiri]
Painful Love: Danny (trilogy, part 2), Keshet, 2015 [Ahava Ko'evet: Chelek Sheni: Danny]
Painful Love: Amira (trilogy, part 3), Keshet, 2015 [Ahava Ko'evet: Chelek Shlishi: Amira]
Live TV (novel), Keshet, 2016 [Be-Shidur Chay]
Exile (biographical novel), Keshet, 2017 [Ha-Geirush Min Ha-Armon]

Books in Translation

The Mark of Cain 

English: Tel Aviv, Keshet, 1998
Hungarian: Budapest, Könyvek, 2007


Live Ammunition
French: Paris, Mazarine, 2000



Russian: Tel-Aviv, Arie, 2003


African Princess

Turkish: Istanbul, Goa, 2005



Turkish: Istanbul, Goa, 2006



Turkish: Istanbul, Goa, 2006



Turkish: Istanbul, Goa, 2007

Gertruda's Oath: A Child, a Promise, and a Heroic Escape During World War II (The Oath)

English: New York, Doubleday, 2009; pback: 2010

German: Giessen, Brunnen, 2010; pback: 2013; Cologne, DuMont, 2015

Italian: Milan, Sperling & Kupfer, 2010

Danish: Copenhagen, Nyt Nordisk Forlag, 2011

Hungarian: Budapest, Vince Kiadó, 2011

Norwegian: Oslo, Lunde, 2011

Polish: Warsaw, Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, 2012

Spanish: Barcelona, Plataforma, 2014; Barcelona: Círculo de Lectores. 2015


Sylvia Rafael: The Life and Death of a Mossad Spy (Sylvia) [with Moti Kfir]

German: Zürich, Arche 2012

French: Paris, Nouveau Monde éd., 2013

Polish: Kraków, Znak literanova, 2013

Czech: Prague, Naše vojsko, 2013

English: Lexington, KY, University Press of Kentucky, 2014


Addiction and Other Stories

German: Giessen: Brunnen, 2012

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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