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Orit Shaham-Gover

Orit Shaham-Gover was born in 1952 at Kibbutz Beit Alpha. She holds a BA in general and Jewish history from Tel Aviv University, an MA in museum education from George Washington University and a PhD in Museology from Haifa University. Shaham-Gover has worked as a consultant to several museums and curated a number of exhibitions: she was chief curator of the archeological site at Massada; she planned the museum and tourist structure of the Jewish Quarter as well as David's City in Jerusalem, and she curated the exhibition center at the Knesset, the Israeli Parlament. She has taught historical museology at Haifa University, and in 2013 she has been appointed chief curator of Beit Hatfutsot Museum. In 2001, the New Film and TV Fund awarded Shaham-Gover its Docudrama Prize.

Orit Shaham-Gover

Books Published in Hebrew

And Where Were You on October 6? (novel) , Sifriat Poalim, 2001 [Eyfo Hayita Be-Shisha Be-October?]]
And Thus I Have Declared (novel) , Keter, 2005 [U-Vati Al He-Chatum]
Flying Letters (novel), Keter, 2008 [Tisat Yom]
The Other (novel), Keter, 2013 [Ha-Acheret]

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!