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Ayman Sikseck

Ayman Sikseck is an Israeli-Arab author, literary critic and opinion journalist, who writes in Hebrew. He was born in 1984 in Jaffa, where he still lives today, and holds a BA in English literature and general and comparative literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His successful debut novel, To Jaffa, was published in 2010, and translated to Arabic and German. His writing tackles questions of national identity and the still-evolving social fabric in Israel. 

Sikseck won the National Library of Israel's 2013/2014 scholarship to encourage young Israeli writers following his debut novel. His second novel, Blood Ties (Tishrin, in Hebrew, published in 2016), was a runaway bestseller in Israel and won him the Prime Minister's Prize in 2017. Blood Ties was nominated for the prestigious Sapir Literary Prize.

Sikseck currently works as a journalist and news anchor for i24news TV channel in English. He is working on his third novel. 

Books Published in Hebrew

To Jaffa (novel), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2010 [El Yafo]
Blood Ties (novel) , Achuzat Bayit, 2016 [Tishrin]

Books in Translation

To Jaffa

German: Zürich, Arche, 2012

Arabic: Cairo, Cairo University, Center of Oriental Studies, 2014

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!