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Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen was born in Israel in 1982. After completing an MA in psychology at Tel Aviv University,  she studied film and screenwriting at the Sam Spiegel Film School in Jerusalem. Gundar-Goshen has written a number of screenplays, and has produced short films which were screened at film festivals in Israel and abroad. She has also written and co-written a number of TV series, and her second novel, Waking Lions, is being adapted for a TV series in the US. 
Gundar-Goshen has been awarded 2nd prize at the IEMed European Short Story Competition (Barcelona, 2010), the Gottlieb Screenplay Prize (2010), the Berlin Today Award for the screenplay of the short film Batman at the Checkpoint (Berlin, 2012), the Sapir Prize for Debut Fiction (2012) and the Adei-Wizo Prize (Italy, 2016) for One Night, Markovitch. For her second novel, Waking Lions, she received the Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize (UK, 2017) and the French WIZO Prize (2017). 




Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

Books in Translation

German: Zurich, Kein & Aber, 2013; pback: 2015 
English: London, Pushkin Press, 2015; new pback ed.: 2015; Toronto, Anansi, 2015
Italian: Florence, Giuntina, 2015
Dutch: Amsterdam, Meridiaan, 2015; Atlas, 2017
French: Paris, Presses de la Cité, 2016; pback: Paris, 10/18, forthcoming
Spanish: Buenos Aires, Libros del Zorzal, 2016

Romanian: Bucharest, Nemira, 2016

Russian: Moscow, Sindbad, forthcoming
Portuguese: Lisbon, Gradiva, 2017
 

Czech: Prague, Garamond, forthcoming
English: London, Pushkin Press, 2016; pback: 2016; New York, Little, Brown, 2017
German: Zurich, Kein & Aber, 2015; Frankfurt/ Zürich/ Vienna, Book Club Gutenberg, 2015; pback: Zurich, Kein & Aber, 2016 
Italian: Florence, Giuntina, 2017
Turkish: Istanbul, Koton, 2016
French: Paris, Presses de la Cité, forthcoming; Paris, France Loisirs, forthcoming
Dutch: Amsterdam, Meridiaan, forthcoming
Romanian: Bucharest, Nemira, forthcoming
Russian: Moscow, Sindbad, forthcoming
Slovak: Bratislava, Artforum, forthcoming
Spanish: Buenos Aires, Libros del Zorzal, forthcoming

Polish: Kraków, Jagiellonian University Press, forthcoming

English: London, Pushkin, forthcoming; New York, Little, Brown, forthcoming

German: Zurich,Kein & Aberforthcoming

Italian: Florence, Giuntina, forthcoming

Dutch: Amsterdam, Atlas, forthcoming

French: Paris, Presses de la Cité, forthcoming

NEWS
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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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.
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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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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.
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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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Semel on "Isra-Isle" for JBC
With the release of "Isra-Isle" earlier this month from Mandel Vilar Press, Nava Semel is guest blogging for the Jewish Book Council. Click here to read on how the idea behind the book came to being.
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