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Yotam Tolub

Yotam Tolub was born in France in 1978 and grew up in Israel, apart from four years when he and his family lived in the U.S. He studied law and cultural studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and is completing an MA in gerontology. He also studied screenwriting at the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School. At present, Tolub works as a lawyer for the NGO 'Bizchut' - Israel Human Rights Center for People with Disabilities. Tolub started writing during his studies at a yeshiva, where he was editor of a journal of Jewish thought.
Yotam Tolub

Books Published in Hebrew

He Who Waits (novel) , Keter, 2009 [Ze She-Mechake]
Five Souls (novel), Keter, 2014 [Chamesh Nefashot]

Books in Translation

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.
Semel on "Isra-Isle" for JBC
With the release of "Isra-Isle" earlier this month from Mandel Vilar Press, Nava Semel is guest blogging for the Jewish Book Council. Click here to read on how the idea behind the book came to being.
MHL - New webzine starting soon!