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Gadi Taub

Born in Jerusalem in 1965, Gadi Taub holds a Ph.D. in American History from Rutgers University, and teaches at the School of Public Policy and the Department of Communications at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He also writes an op-ed column for Israel's largest daily, Yedioth Ahronoth, appears regularly on Channel 10 TV's political talk show, and is a frequent contributor to American and European newspapers. Taub has published fiction, non-fiction and a number of children's books. His book, The Settlers and the Struggle Over the Meaning of Zionism was published by Yale University Press in 2010. A TV series based on his bestselling novel Allenby Street was a hit on Israeli TV in 2012, and was nominated for Best TV Drama, and Best TV Screenplay at the prestigious FIPA Festival in Biarritz 2013. Taub has received the Ze'ev Prize (2000), the Publishers Association's Gold Prize three for three of his books (2008; 2009) and the Publishers Association's Platinum Prize for Allenby (2013).

Selected "Best Untranslated Israeli Author" in Granta Magazine -

Gadi Taub

Books Published in Hebrew

What Would Have Happened Had We Forgotten Dov (stories) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1992 [Ma Haya Kore Im Hayinu Shochehim Et Dov]
A Dispirited Rebellion: Essays on Contemporary Israeli Culture (non-fiction) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1997 [Ha-Mered Ha-Shafuf: Al Tarbut Tzeirah Be-Israel]
The Settlers and the Struggle over the Meaning of Zionism (non-fiction), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2007 [Ha-Mitnachalim Ve-Ha-Maʹavak Al Mashmauta Shel Ha-Zionut]
Allenby Street (novel), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2009 [Allenby]
What Is Zionism (non-fiction), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2010 [Mahi Ha-Zionut]
Against Solitude: Impressions (non-fiction), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2011 [Neged Bdidut: Reshamim]
Against Solitude: Thoughts (non-fiction), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2016 [Neged Bdidut: Machshavot]
Things I Keep to Myself (youth) , Keter, 1990 [Devarim She Ani Lo Megale]
Things I Keep from Yael (youth) , Keter, 1992 [Devarim She Ani Lo Megale Le-Yael]
The Witch of Melchett Street (youth) , Keter, 2000 [Ha-Machshefa Mi-Rechov Melchett 3]
The Giraffe Who Liked Feeling Sorry for Himself (children-picture bk) , Keter, 2003 [Ha-Giraf She-Ahav Lerachem Al Atzmo]
The Deer Who Liked Everything Clean (children-picture bk) , Keter, 2005 [Ha-Ayal She-Ahav Nikayon]
The Lion Who Thought He Was a Coward (children-picture bk), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2007 [Ha-Arye She-Chashav She-Hu Pachdan]

Books in Translation

English: Gurgaon, Scholastic, 2006

The Settlers and the Struggle Over the Meaning of Zionism
English: New Haven, Yale University Press, 2010

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.
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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