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Yitzhak Shami

Yitzhak Shami (1888-1949) was born in Hebron, Eretz Israel, to a Syrian-Jewish family. His father traveled to Damascus regularly as a silk merchant. At the age of seventeen, Shami moved to Jerusalem, where he attended a teachers seminary and published his first short stories. He traveled from Damascus to Bulgaria, back to Hebron and then to Tiberias, working as a teacher until his death. In 1931 he settled in Haifa. He published short stories, a novella and essays. 






Books Published in Hebrew
The Vengeance of the Fathers (novella), Mitzpeh, 1927; Yahdav, 1975 [Nikmat Ha-Avot]
Stories by Yitzhak Shami, Neumann, 1952 [Sipurei Yitzhak Shami]
Six Stories, Tarmil, 1983 [Shisha Sipurim]
Life's Mill (stories & notes), Dvir, Heksherim, 2015 [Tachanat Ha-Chayim]

Books in Translation
The Vengeance of the Fathers
English: In: Eight Great Hebrew Short Novels, New American Library, New York, 1983; London/New York, Toby Press, 2005 
Spanish: In: Ocho Obras Maestras de la Narrativa Hebrea, Riopiedras, Barcelona, 1989
Italian: In: Sei capolavori della litteratura ebraica, Theoria, Rome, 1993

Hebron Stories
English: Lancaster, Labyrinthos, 2000
French: Geneve, Ed. Labor et Fides, 2006; 2008
















































































































































































Yitzhak Shami

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

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Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is one of the 100 notable books of 2017 of the "New York Times".

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Congratulations to Zeruya Shalev and Shifra Horn for receiving the 2017 Adei Wizo Prize.

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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.
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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:
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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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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: http://www.netanyaaaci.org.il/WebPages/BoxOfficePages/lectures2.htm And for more details about the title click here: http://www.ithl.org.il/page_15644
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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.
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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.
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