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Yair Agmon

Yair Agmon was born in Jerusalem in 1987 and still lives there today. Raised in an Orthodox Jewish environment, he graduated from a yeshiva (school for Jewish studies). At present, he is studying cinema at the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School, and working as a guide at Yad Vashem – the Holocaust Museum and Research Center.
Short films he directed have been screened in Israel and New York and a short story of his won a judges’ commendation in the Haaretz short story competition in 2011.
Agmon published his first book while serving in the army.


Books Published in Hebrew

Guns and Moses: Refreshing and Cheerful Thoughts of a Soldier about the Weekly Portions & the Holidays (non-fiction), R. Mass, 2009 [Chapash: Machshavot Tzva'iyot U-Mechuyachot Al Parshiyot Ha-Shavua Ve-Ha-Mo'adim]
Natives (travel), Zmora-Bitan, 2011 [Am Ha-Aretz: Sipur Masa]
Yair and Jonathan - No Book for Old Men (novel) , Zmora-Bitan, 2014 [Yair Vi-Yehonatan]
Book of Longing (novel), Keter, 2016 [She-Mashehu Yikreh]

Books in Translation

NEWS
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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