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Uriya Shavit

Uriya Shavit was born in Tel Aviv in 1975. After completing his military service in an elite intelligence unit, he joined the daily Haaretz, where he worked as an international affairs analyst and editor, and a senior writer for the weekend magazine. In 2006 he received his PhD in Islamic history from Tel Aviv University, and is now a senior lecturer in Arabic and Islamic Studies there. Shavit specializes in the study of Islamic law and politics, and has published several books on these subjects with Israeli and English-language publishers. He is also the author of Israel’s best-selling Guide for University Students, and has written children’s books.
Uriya Shavit

Books Published in Hebrew

Memory Game (youth), Keter, 2002 [Mischak Ha-Zikaron]
A Dawn of an Old Era: The Imaginary Revolution in the Middle East (non-fiction), Keter, 2003 [Shachar Shel Yom Yashan: Ha-Mahapecha Ha-Meduma Ba-Mizrach Ha-Tichon]
Mapa Guide for Higher Education (non-fiction), Mapa, 2004 [Ha-Madrich La-Student: Kol Ma She-Tzarich Ladaʹat Ba-Derech El Ha-Toʹar]
Danny and Krembo (youth), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2007 [Danny U-Krembo]
The War of Democracy: Arabs and the West since the End of the Cold War (non-fiction), The Moshe Dayan Center/ Tel Aviv University, 2008 [Milchemet Ha-Demokratya]
The Boy who Read Minds (youth), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2010 [Ha-Yeled She-Kara Machshavot]
Like Magic (youth), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2012 [Maʹase Ksamim]
The Dead Man (novel) , Keter, 2013 [Ha-Ish Ha-Met]
My Enemy, My Mentor [with Ofir Winter] (non-fiction), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, The Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research, 2013 [Oyvi, Mori: Ha-Tziyonut Ve-Israel Be-Mishnatam Shel Islamistim Ve-Liberalim Aravim]
The Third Wish (children), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2017 [Ha-Mish'ala Ha-Shlishit]

Books in Translation

The New Imagined Community: Global Media and the Construction of National and Muslim Identities of Migrants (non-fiction)
English: Brighton, UK/ Portland, OR., Sussex Academic Press, 2009

Islamism and the West: From "Cultural Attack" to "Missionary Migrant" (non-fiction) 

English: London/ New York, Routledge, 2014

Shari'a and Muslim Minorities: The wasati and salafi approaches to fiqh al-aqalliyyat al-Muslima

English: Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2015



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 April 29 to May 5, 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: Sunday, April 29, 2018 until Saturday, May 5, 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.
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:
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!