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Ruthie Vital Gilad

Ruthie Vital Gilad was born in Israel in 1963, and spent her childhood in the Philippines, England, Australia and Israel. She is a graduate of the Beit Zvi School for the Performing Arts. Gilad has worked as a reporter covering arts and culture for Israeli newspapers and as tourism correspondent for a British travel magazine. She has also translated plays. She writes books for children and youth and leads writing workshops. 

Books Published in Hebrew

Out of the Water (children-picture bk), Prag, 1994 [Gam Mi-Toch Ha-Mayim]
Baruch the Chair and the Biggest Bottom (children-picture bk), Kinneret, 1998 [Baruch Ha-Kiseh Ve-Ha-Tusik Ha-Gadol Mi-Kulam]
Ayah Papaya and the Purple Cat (children-picture bk), Kinneret, 1998 [Ayah Papaya Ve-He-Chatul Ha-Varod]
Ayah Papaya and the Green Pie (children-picture bk), Kinneret, 1999 [Ayah Papaya Ve-Ha-Pashtida Ha-Yeruka]
Lily in the Land of the Outgrown Clothes (children-picture bk), Kinneret, 2002 [Lily Be-Eretz Ha-Bgadim Ha-Ktanim Miday]
Waiting for Mia (children-picture bk), Am Oved, 2002 [Ad She-Miya Tagi'a]
Absent Minded Lady (children-picture bk), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2003 [Gveret Mefuzeret]
Uri and the Sea Stone (children), Kinneret, 2007 [Uri Ve-Even Ha-Yam]
My Greedy Nose (children-picture bk), Marzipan, 2008 [Ha-Af Ha-Zalelan Sheli]
To Die For (poetry), Gvanim, 2010 [Metim Alay]
Fear of Driving in the Fast Lane (youth) , Keren, 2014 [Ha-Pachad Lidros Shliach Pitza]
And Moreover (poetry), Pardes, 2016 [Al Achat Kama Ve-Chama]

Books in Translation

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.
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.
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!