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Ruvik Rosental

Ruvik (Reuven) Rosental, journalist, author and editor, was born in Tel Aviv in 1945 and still lives there today. He writes for the mass circulation daily Maariv and has also been editor of the op-ed section. He is the chairman of journalism studies at the Open University and editor of the Teachers' Association periodical, Panim. His weekly column, "The Language Arena", makes him Israel's best-known writer on language in the media, and he is often interviewed on language issues on TV and the radio. Rosental was awarded the Sokolov Prize for Journalism (2004) and the Rishon LeZion Prize for Creativity in Hebrew Language (2014).

Ruvik Rosental

Books Published in Hebrew

The Kibbutz in the Age of Doubt (non-fiction), Sifriat Poalim, 1980 [Ha-Kibbutz Be-Idan Ha-Safek]
Silent Scream, the Life and Death of Eran Shacham (non-fiction), Sifriat Poalim, 1987 [Tza`aka Shketa: Cha`iav Ve-Moto Shel Eran Shacham]
The Beaufort Family (non-fiction), Sifriat Poalim, 1989 [Mishpachat Ha-Befor]
Kafr Kassem Massacre: Myth and History (non-fiction), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2000 [Kfar Kassem: Iruim Ve-Mitos]
The Language Arena, Portrait of the Israeli Hebrew (non-fiction), Am Oved, 2001 [Ha-Zira Ha-Leshonit: Diukan Ha-Ivrit Ha-Israelit]
Is Bereavement Dead? (non-fiction), Keter, 2001 [Haim Ha-Shchol Met?]
Uncle Erich (novel) , Keter, 2003 [Rechov Ha-Prachim 22]
The Joy of Language (non-fiction), Am Oved, 2004 [Chedvat Ha-Lashon]
Dictionary of Israeli Slang, Keter, 2005 [Milon Ha- Slang Ha- Mekif]
The Lexicon of Life, Keter, 2007 [Ha-Lexicon Shel Ha-Chaim]
Dictionary of Hebrew Idioms and Phrases, Keter, 2009 [Milon Ha-Tzeirufim]
Days of Light and Magic: A Hundred and One Tales of the Early Years of Tel Aviv, Yedioth Ahronoth, 2009 [Ha-Or Ve-Ha-Kesem: Tel-Aviv Shel Paʹam - 101 Sipurim]
The Miraculous Journey to the Land of Words (children), Keter, 2011 [Ha-Masa Ha-Mufla Le-Eretz Ha-Milim]
The Miraculous Journey to the Castle of the No (children), Keter, 2012 [Ha-Masa Ha-Mufla La-Achuzat Lo Ha-Gdola]
Noam's Shop of Words (children-picture bk), Keter, 2014; 2017 [Chanut Ha-Milim Shel Noam]
Soldier's Muse: The Unofficial Dictionary of the Israeli Army, Keter, 2015 [Sefer Ha-Pazamnik: Ha-Milon Ha-Tzva'i Ha-Lo Rishmi]
The Alphabet War (children), Keter, 2017 [Milchemet Ha-Otiyot]

Books in Translation

Italian: Florence, Giuntina, 2006
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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