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Zadok Zemach

Born in Tel Aviv in 1967, Zadok Zemach graduated with a BA in geology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, then studied theater at Tel Aviv University, writing and direction at the Kibbutzim College, and scriptwriting at the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School. He works as performance manager for the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company.
Zemach won the Bernstein Prize, 1999, for his play Cracks in the Concrete which was staged by the Habima National Theater in 2007. His second play, Screwed, was awarded a special prize at the Beit Lessin Theater’s Open Stage Festival in 2007; it was staged in 2011 by the Toma Caragiu Theater in Romania and in 2013 by the Haifa Theater, which also staged a children’s play of his a year later. Zemach is currently writing a script for a feature film. The Last Painting of Jacopo Massini, his first fiction book, was awarded the Ramat Gan Prize for Debut Literature (2015)
and the Wiener Prize for Debut Fiction (2015).

 

Books Published in Hebrew

The Last Painting of Jacopo Massini (stories) , Am Oved, 2014 [Ha-Tziyur Ha-Acharon Shel Jacopo Massini]
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PERFORMED PLAYS
Cracks in the Concrete [Habima, 2007]
Screwed [Toma Caragiu, Ploiesti, Romania, 2011; Haifa, 2013]
The Dwarfs under the Blanket [Haifa International Children's Theater Festival, 2014]

Books in Translation

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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.
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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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