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Hanoch Piven

Hanoch Piven was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1963, and came to Israel at the age of eleven. An artist, editorial caricaturist and illustrator of children's books, Piven studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Over the last 20 years, his colorful and witty illustrations have appeared on both sides of the Atlantic – in Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, the London Times and the Swiss Die WeltWoche, to name but a few. In Israel, Piven has gained great visibility due to his long collaboration with the daily Haaretz and the animated TV series he has developed. Piven has received a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators of New York (1994), the Society of Publication Designers' Silver Medal, and the Parents Choice Gold Award for "Faces iMake" (an Ipad App). His book What Presidents Are Made Of was elected one of the 10 Best Children’s Books of 2004 by Time Magazine. Piven lives in Jaffa and Barcelona.

See also Hanoch Piven's website:
Hanoch Piven - Self portrait

Books Published in Hebrew

Piven: Works 1990-1999 [with Haim Beʹer & Tal Niv], Am Oved, 1999 [Piven: Avodot 1990-1999]
Purple Feather (children-picture bk) , Am Oved, 2000 [Notza Sgula]
Piven in America [Hebrew & English], Am Oved, 2002 [Piven Be-Amerika]
Puff and Paff [with Narda Ben Yaakov] (children-picture bk), Am Oved, 2004 [Puff U-Paff]
What Athletes Are Made Of [with Sarah L. Thompson], Am Oved, Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2006 [Alufim!]
My Dog Is as Smelly as Dirty Socks: And Other Funny Family Portraits (children-picture bk), Am Oved, 2007 [Ha-Kelev Sheli Meriach Kmo Gerev Masriach: U-Shʹar Bney Mishpachti Ha-Meshunim]
Creating with Piven: A Workshop Book, Am Oved, 2011 [Yotzrim Im Piven: Sefer Sadna]
Glove Story (children-picture bk) , Am Oved, 2017 [Kfafa Achat Vruda]

Books in Translation

English: (adapted by Rachel Tzvia Back), Boston, MA, Little, Brown, 2002
Spanish: Mexico, Leetra, 2015
Korean: Seoul, Neungyule Education Inc., 2016
Faces by Hanoch Piven: 78 Portraits from Madonna to the Pope 
English: (Intro: Steve Brodner), San Francisco, Pomegranate, 2002

What Presidents Are Made Of
English: New York, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2004

The Scary Show of Mo and Jo
English: Philadelphia, Running Press, 2005

What Athletes Are Made Of 
English: (text by Sarah L. Thomson), New York, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2006

My Dog Is as Smelly as Dirty Socks, and Other Funny Family Portraits 
English: New York, Schwartz & Wade, 2007

What Cats Are Made Of
English: New York, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2009

My Best Friend Is as Sharp as a Pencil, and Other Funny Classroom Portraits
English: New York, Schwartz & Wade, 2010

Lets Make Faces 
English: New York, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2013

Creating with Piven: A Workshop Book
Spanish: Barcelona, P.A.U. Education, 2012
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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