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Ofer Shelach

Ofer Shelach, a writer and journalist, was born in Haifa in 1960. He served in a paratrooper unit during the 1982 Lebanon War, where he lost an eye. He later published a book about his experiences, Second Person. Shelach studied economics and English literature at Tel Aviv University and spent two years in New York studying creative writing. For 25 years, he worked as an editor for the popular daily Maariv, wrote for the mass circulation daily Yedioth Ahronoth, and hosted popular news and sports programs for Israel TV. As a journalist, he wrote a great deal about security issues. Since Israel's elections in 2013, Shelach has been a Member of Knesset; he is Parliamentary Group Chairman of "Yesh Atid". He has been awarded the Book Publishers Association's Platinum Prize for Captives in Lebanon (2015) and the Yitzhak Sadeh Prize for military literature (2016).
Ofer Shelach

Books Published in Hebrew

Second Person (novel) , Zmora-Bitan, 1989 [Guf Sheni]
Film Lexicon [2 vols.] (non-fiction), Hakkibutz Hameuchad, 1990 [Lexicon Kolnoʹa]
Journey Between Stars (non-fiction), Kinneret, 1992 [Masa Bein Kochavim]
The Israeli Army: A Radical Proposal (non-fiction), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2003 [Ha-Magash Ve-Hakesef: Madua Drusha Mahapecha Be-Tzahal]
Boomerang: Leadership Failure in the 2nd Intifada [with Raviv Druker] (non-fiction), Keter, 2005 [Boomerang: Kishlon Ha-Manhigut Ba-Intifada Ha-Shniya]
Captives in Lebanon [with Yoav Limor] (non-fiction), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2007 [Shvuim Bi-Levanon: Ha-Emet Al Milchemet Levanon Ha-Shniya]
A Readerʹs Guide to Ulysses [with Hezi Shelah] (non-fiction), Machbarot Lesifrut, 2012 [Ha-Madrich Le-Ulysses]
Dare to Win (non-fiction), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2015 [Ha-Ometz Lenatze'ach: Mediniyut Bitachon Le-Israel]

Books in Translation

Congratulations to Barabara Harshav for the 2018 PEN Medal for Translation!
The prize is given to a translator whose career has demonstrated a commitment to excellence through the body of their work. Barbara Harshav has been translating works from French, German, Hebrew and Yiddish for over twenty years and has currently published over forty books of translation. Among the many Hebrew authors she has translated: Yoram Kaniuk, Agnon, Yehudit Hendel, Yehuda Amichai and many more.
The Ministry of Culture and Sport announced the names of the winners of the Arik Einstein Veterans Artists Prize.
A prize of 50,000 NIS was given to each of the 21 artists who worked and are still working to promote Israeli culture in various fields -Music, dance, theater, plastic arts, cinema and literature. In the literature category the winners were Ronny Someck, Jacob Buchan and Shlomit Cohen-Assif. Also, Anat Masiach is among the recipient of the prize for debut literary works. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Ronit Matalon, the recipient of the 2017 Brenner prize for her book 'And the Bride Closed the Door". And, congratulations to Amir ziv, the recipent of the first ever Brenner prize for debut novels.
Ronit Matalon's book tells the story of Margie, a young bride, who shuts herself up in her mother's bedroom and declares that she won’t get married. Her family gathers at the locked door, not knowing what to do. Amir Ziv tells a story that begins as an apparently routine correspondence between a prying citizen, secretly in love with his neighbor, and a conscientious municipal clerk, and developes into an uncovering of a great underlying drama.
The fourth German-Hebrew/Hebrew-German translation workshop November 4th to 10th, 2018 Beit Ben-Yehuda, Jerusalem
After workshops in Berlin, Jerusalem and Straelen, the workshop will return to Jerusalem this spring. This workshop will focus on the participants translations. These are unfinished translations that have not yet been published. These will be sent to all participants. The workshop is open to 10 participants and is intended for literary translators with experience and publications. Workshop facilitators: Anne Birkenhauer and Gadi Goldberg Prerequisites: At least one published translation Duration: November 4th 2018 until November 10th, 2018 Location: Beit Ben-Yehuda, 28 Ein Gedi St., 93383 Jerusalem Participation fee: Participation (Accommodation and meals) is free of charge. Travel / flight expenses will be refunded. For more details and for the documents required for submitting application: Anne Birkenhauer, and Gadi Goldberg,
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.
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!