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Tsur Shezaf

Tsur Shezaf was born in Jerusalem in 1959. He studied archaeology, geography, history, theater and marine biology at Tel Aviv University, and has worked as a research fellow at the Institute for the Philosophy and History of Ideas and Sciences. Shezaf was editor of the Keter Travel Library, as well as senior writer and editorial staff member of Masa Acher, an Israeli geographical magazine. As a journalist and photojournalist, Shezaf has been on special assignments (including to Somalia, Chechnya, South Sudan, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq and Yemen), for Masa Acher, Yedioth Ahronoth, Ynet, Haaretz, Channel 10 and Channel 1 TV, and his travels serve as the basis for his literary work. He received the Prime Minister's Prize in 2008.

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Tzur Shezaf

Books Published in Hebrew

Panther Trap (2 novellas), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1988 [Namer Be-Harim]
The Sea Book (travel), Yedioth Ahronoth, 1991 [Sefer Yam]
The Silk Road (travel), Keter, 1992; rev. ed. Sifriyat Masaot, 2013 [Derech Ha-Meshi]
The Dancer (novel), Am Oved, 1992 [Ha-Rakdanit]
The Road to Happiness (travel), Keter, 1994 [Ha-Derech La-Osher]
The Red Buddha (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1995 [Budha Ha-Adom]
Witchcraft in Huancabamba (travel), Keter, 1997 [Kshafim Be-Huancabamba]
Love on the Divide (novel), Xargol, 1998 [Ahava Al Kav Ha-Shever]
Storm is a Calm Place for Us (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 2000 [Se'ara Hi Makom Ragua Bishvilenu]
Panamericana (travel), Keter, 2001 [Panamericana: Masa Be-Merkaz Africa]
Shanti Shanti Balagan: An Israeli Family in India (travel), Xargol, 2004 [Shanti Shanti Balagan: Masa Israeli Be-Hodu]
Dead End (travel), Am Oved, 2007 [Sof Ha-Derech: Mota Shel Medina]
The Happy Man (novel), Xargol/ Am Oved, 2007 [Ha-Ish Ha-Meushar]
The Lost Pilot’s Wife (novel) , Xargol/ Am Oved, 2011 [Eshet Ha-Tayas She-Ne'elam]
ISIS (travel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2015 [Da'esh: Masa El Miftano Shel Ha-Satan]
The Devil from the Sataf (legends), Sifriat Masaot, 2016 [Ha-Shed Me-Ha-Sataf: Agadot Teva Eretz-Israeliyot]

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!