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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 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.
Chana Bloch dies at 77
Chana Bloch, a revered poet and translator from Hebrew and Yiddish, has sadly passed away earlier this month. Among her many remarkable achievements is the wonderful translation of a collection of poems by Dahlia Ravikovitch​ (W. W. Norton & Company). Chana will be greatly missed.
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.
Dayan on feminism and writing
Following the release of "Transitions" in English, Yael Dayan talks to Lilith Magazine about her past aspirations and present pursuits. Click here to read the full interview.
Gundar-Goshen's Op-Ed for Time
To mark the US publication of "Waking Lions" Ayelet Gundar-Goshen talks about the refugee crisis, internal walls and people behind them in the op-ed for Time. Click here to read the article.
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