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Yael Dayan

Yael Dayan, author, journalist and politician, was born in Nahalal, Israel’s first moshav (smallholders’ collective) in 1939, the daughter of Moshe Dayan and his wife Ruth. She studied international relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and biology at the Open University. Yael Dayan was a Labor MK in the Knesset from 1992 until 2003; deputy mayor of Tel Aviv, and chair of the Tel Aviv city council. She is known for her activism for Israel-Palestinian peace, for minority, women’s and gay rights. For these, she was awarded the Bruno Kreisky Human Rights Award (1991) and the Olaf Palme Award for Peace (1998). Dayan was also listed by the French weekly, L’Express, as one of “The 100 Women Who Make the World Move” (1995), and was honored by the State of the World Forum as one of the “Women Redefining Leadership” (1997). Most recently, she received the Ducci Foundation Peace Award (Italy, 2015). 
Dayan began writing for the press at age 16, and her first novel, New Face in the Mirror – written in English and published when she was 20 – won her international recognition. She has published nine books, including novels and non-fiction. Her previous book, My Father, His Daughter, was a great international success. Her books have appeared in 15 languages.

Books Published in English

New Face in the Mirror (novel), Cleveland & New York, The World Pub. Co., 1959; London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1959; Jerusalem, Steimatzky, 1959; pback: New York, New American Library/ Signet, 1960; pback: London, Ace Books, 1961; braille: London, Royal National Institute for the Blind, 1962; New York, Kessinger Pub., 2007; Whitefish, Literary Licensing, LLC, 2013; New York, Open Road Media, 2015
Envy the Frightened (novel), Cleveland, The World Pub. Co., 1960; London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1961; pback: New York, Dell Pub., 1962
Dust (novel), Cleveland, The World Pub. Co., 1963; London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1963; pback: New York, Award Books, 1964
Death Had Two Sons (novel), New York, McGraw-Hill, 1967; London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1967; pback: New York, Dell Pub., 1968; pback: London, Panther, 1969; New York, Open Road Media, 2015
Israel Journal, June, 1967 [A Soldier's Diary: Sinai 1967] (war diary), New York, McGraw-Hill, 1967; London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1967; Jerusalem, Steimatzky, 1967; pback: Harmondsworth, Middlesex, Penguin Books, 1969; New York, Open Road Media, 2015
Three Weeks in October (novel), New York, Delacorte Press/Eleanor Friede, 1979; London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1979; pback: New York, Dell Pub., 1980; pback: London : Futura Pub., 1980; New York, Open Road Media, 2015
My Father, His Daughter (autobiography/ Biography), New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1985; London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1985; pback: Jerusalem, Steimatzky, 1985; New York, Open Road Media, 2015  

Books Published in Hebrew

New Face in the Mirror [from English: S.Schnitzer] (novel), Modi'in, 1959 [Panim Chadashot Ba-Mar'a]
Israel Journal, June, 1967 [from English: Arnon Ben-Nahum] (war diary), Am Oved, 1967 [Sinai, Yuni 1967: Yoman Ishi]
Death Had Two Sons [from English: E.D. Shapir] (novel), Am Oved, 1967 [Shnei Banim La-Mavet]
Three Weeks in October (novel), Zmora, Bitan, Modan, 1980 [Shlosha Shavuot Shel Stav]
My Father, His Daughter [from English: Yael Dayan & Janna Gur] (autobiography/ biography), Edanim, Yedioth Ahronoth Books, 1986 [Avi, Bito]
I Have Something to Say (essays), Kinneret, 1992 [Yesh Li Ma Lomar]
Transitions (memoir) , Modan, 2014 [Mineged]

Books in Translation

English: Oakville, Ontario, Mosaic Press, 2016

New Face in the Mirror

French: Paris, René Julliard, 1959; new ed.: 1964

German: Munich, Kindler, 1959; pback: Munich, Goldmann, 1967

Swedish: Stockholm, Hökerberg, 1960

Dutch: Amsterdam, Becht, 1960

Danish: Copenhagen, Gyldendal, 1960; braille: Copenhagen, Danmarks Blindebibliotek, 1960

Finnish: Jyväskylä, Gummerus, 1960

Spanish: Buenos Aires, Candelabro, 196?

Portuguese: São Paulo, Brasiliense, 1961

Chinese: Taipei, Qing liu, 1961

Japanese: Tokyo, Futami Shobō, 1968

Turkish: İstanbul: Gül, 1993

Envy the Frightened

French: Paris, René Julliard, 1961

Spanish: Buenos Aires, Candelabro, 1961

Swedish: Stockholm, Hökerberg, 1961

German: Munich, Kindler, 1962

Italian: Milan, Mondadori, 1962

Swedish: Stockholm, Hökerberg, 1963

Dutch: Amsterdam, Wereldbibliotheek, 1966


French: Paris, René Julliard, 1963

German: Wien: Fritz Molden, 1963; Munich, Non-Stop-Bücherei, 1963

Spanish: Buenos Aires, Candelabro, 1965

Dutch: Amsterdam, Wereldbibliotheek, 1965

Israel Journal, June, 1967

French: Paris, Robert Laffont, 1967; Paris: J'ai lu, 1970

German: Frankfurt, G.B. Fischer, 1967; Zürich, Ex Libris, 1967

Italian: Milan, Garzanti, 1967

Swedish: Stockholm, Hökerberg, 1967

Dutch: Amsterdam/ Antwerp, Wereldbibliotheek, 1967

Spanish: Barcelona, Juventud, 1968

Danish: Copenhagen, Stig Vendelkær, 1968

Finnish: Jyväskylä, Gummerus, 1968

Portuguese: Rio de Janeiro, Bloch, 1970

Death Had Two Sons

French: Paris, Robert Laffont, 1967

Dutch: Amsterdam, Wereldbibliotheek, 1967

Spanish: Barcelona, Plaza & Janés, 1967; Barcelona, Ediciones G.P., 1977

German: Vienna/ Munich/ Zürich, Fritz Molden, 1968; pback: Munich, Heyne, 1969

Swedish: Stockholm, Hökerberg, 1968

Italian: Milan, Garzanti, 1969

Danish: Copenhagen, Fremad, 1969

Chinese: Taipei, Qing liu chu ban she, 1972

Three Weeks in October

French: Paris, Robert Laffont, 1979

Korean: Seoul, Pŏmsŏ, 1982

Dutch: Amstelveen, Amphora, 1981

My Father, His Daughter

French: Paris, Stock, 1985

Italian: Milan, SugarCo, 1985

Danish: Copenhagen, Samleren, 1986

Spanish: Buenos Aires, Sudamericana, 1987

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
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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.
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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