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David Shahar

Born in Jerusalem, David Shahar (1926-1997) was a fifth-generation Jerusalemite. He studied psychology and Hebrew literatureat the Hebrew University. Shahar wrote novels, a seven-volume historical series of novels (8 books) set mostly in Jerusalem, collections of short stories and a children's book. He served for many years as chairman of the Hebrew Writers' Association. Shahar divided his time between Jerusalem and Paris, and was greatly read and honored in France. He received many literary prizes, among which the Prime Minister's Prize three times (1969; 1978; 1991), the Agnon Prize (1973), the French Prix Medicis Etranger (1981), the Bialik Prize (1984), the Neuman Prize (1987) and the President's Prize (1997). In 1986, he was appointed Commandeur dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government.

David Shahar

Books Published in Hebrew

Concerning Dreams (stories), Am Oved, 1955 [Al Ha-Chalomot]
Moon of Honey and Gold (novel), Hadar, 1959; 1976; Am Oved, 1988 [Yerach Ha-Dvash Ve-Ha-Zahav]
Caesar (stories), The Hebrew Writers Association, Dvir, 1960 [Keisar]
Riki’s Secret (youth) , World Zionist Org., 1960; Hadar, 1974; new ed.: Am Oved, 1988 [Sodo Shel Riki: Harpatkotav Shel Riki Maoz]
The Fortune Teller (stories), The Hebrew Writers Association, Massada, 1966 [Magid Ha-Atidot]
Summer in the Street of the Prophets [The Palace of Shattered Vessels, vol. 1] (novel) , Sifriat Poalim, 1969; Am Oved, 1985; rev. ed. Sifriat Hashaot, 1996; Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 2000 [Kayitz Be-Derech Ha-Neviʹim]
The Death of the Little God (stories), Schocken, 1970; Am Oved, 1982 [Moto Shel Ha-Elohim Ha-Katan]
The Popeʹs Moustache (stories), Schocken, 1971; Am Oved, 1982 [Sfamo Shel Ha-Apifyor]
A Voyage to Ur of the Chaldees [The Palace of Shattered Vessels, vol. 2] (novel) , Sifriat Poalim, 1971; Am Oved, 1985; rev. ed. Sifriat Hashaot, 1996 [Ha-Masa Le-Ur Kasdim]
The Day of the Countess [The Palace of Shattered Vessels, vol. 3] (novel) , Sifriat Poalim, 1976; Am Oved, 1986; rev. ed. Sifriat Hashaot, 1996 [Yom Ha-Rozenet]
His Majestyʹs Agent (novel), Hadar, 1979; Kana, 1982; Yedioth Ahronoth, 2007 [Sochen Hod Malchuto]
Nin-Gal [The Palace of Shattered Vessels, vol. 4] (novel), Am Oved, 1983; rev. ed. Sifriat Hashaot, 1996 [Ningal; Nin-Gal]
Day of the Ghosts [The Palace of Shattered Vessels, vol. 5] (novel), Am Oved, 1986; rev. ed. Sifriat Hashaot, 1996 [Yom Ha-Refaʹim]
A Tammuz Nightʹs Dream [The Palace of Shattered Vessels, vol. 6] (novel), Am Oved, 1988; rev. ed. Sifriat Hashaot, 1996 [Chalom Leil Tammuz]
Nights of Lutetia [The Palace of Shattered Vessels] (novel), Sifriat Maariv, 1991 [Leilot Lutetzia]
On Candles and Winds [The Palace of Shettered Vessels, vol. 7] (novel), Sifriat Hashaot, 1994; rev. ed. 1996 [Al Ha-Ner Ve-Al Ha-Ruach]
To the Mount of Olives, (fragment), Bialik Institute, 1998

Books in Translation

French: Paris, Gallimard, 1986; 2003
Russian: Jerusalem, Aliya, 1990
English: London, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1973; Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1975
French: Paris, Gallimard, 1978; 1983
German: Koenigstein, Athenaeum, 1984
Russian: Jerusalem, Aliya, 1990; Jerusalem/Moscow, Gesharim/Mosti Kulturi, 2004
Estonian: Tallin, Loomingu Raamatukogu, 1994
English: London, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1978
New York, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1988
French: Paris, Gallimard, 1980; 1986
German: Koenigstein, Athenaeum, 1985
Russian: Jerusalem/Moscow, Gesharim/ Mosti Kulturi, 2003
French: Paris, Gallimard, 1981; 1989
Estonian: Tartu, Kirjastus Hermes, 2008

Nin-Gal [The Pallace of Shattered Vessels, vol. 4]
French: Paris, Gallimard, 1985

The Day of the Ghosts [The Palace of Shattered Vessels, vol. 5]
French: Paris, Gallimard, 1988

The Palace Stairs (A Tammuz Night's Dream) [The Palace of Shattered Vessels, vol. 6] 
French: Paris, Payot, 1989; Paris, Seuil/Points, 1991
Russian: Tel Aviv, Kniga Sefer, 2006

Night of Lutetia [The Palace of Shattered Vesels]
French: Paris, Francois-Bourin, 1992

On Candles and Winds [The Palace of Shattered Vessels, vol. 7]
French: Paris, Robert Laffont, 1997

Moon of Honey and Gold
French: Paris, Francois-Bourin, 1991; Paris, Seuil, 1992

His Majesty`s Agent
English: Boston, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1983
French: Paris, Gallimard, 1983; Folio, 1987
German: Koenigstein, Athenaeum, 1984
Spanish: Barcelona, Galaxia Gutenberg, 2001

Brouria (novella)
French: Jerusalem, Ed. Sifriat Hashaot, 1992 

Selected Stories
English: Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1974; 1976, 1979; London, Paul Elek, 1976
French: Paris, Ed. Periple, 1984; Paris, Julliard, 1994; Paris, Gallimard/Folio, 2007
Catalan: Barcelona, Proa, 1994; pback: Proa, 1994
Japanese: Tokyo, Kokusho-Kankoh-Kai, 1998

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
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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:
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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
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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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