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Uri Levron


Uri Levron is an advertising executive, author and screenwriter. He was born in Tel Aviv in 1963. He graduated from Tel Aviv University with a BA in political science and he earned his master’s degree in advertising at New York Institute of Technology. Writing has always been an essential part of his life and work. He started his career in advertising as a copywriter and he eventually became a partner and creative director at one of Israel’s largest agencies. Today, he divides his time between writing and serving as a strategic consultant for some of Israel’s biggest advertisers, including Google Israel, as well as for political campaigns in Israel and abroad. He is married and the father of three children, and lives in Ramat Hasharon.

Two novels by Levron have been published by Keter – Half Proof, which became a bestseller and was critically acclaimed, and The Wrong Child, which became a best seller immediately after it appeared – as well as three children’s books – The King who Forgot how to Smile, Clementine at the Sky’s End, Why Cats Aren’t Nice. In addition, Levron was the creator and scriptwriter for the Hebrew TV series “Hamidrasha”, an English-language version of which, entitled "Mossad 101”, was sold to Netflix and the Turner Latin America network, and whose first two seasons have been screened all over the world.

Levron is currently working on the writing of the third season of “Hamidrasha” and on a new children’s book.

Books Published in Hebrew

Half Proof (Suspense), Keter, 2011
The Wrong Child (novel) , Keter, 2011
Why Aren't Cats Nice? (children-picture bk) , Keter, 2017 [Lama Hatulim Lo Nehmadim?]

Books in Translation

"An original, extraordinary book" The Brenner prize committee
Congratulations to Noga Albalach, winner of the 2018 Brenner prize for her book "The Old Man (Farewell)".
Residencies in Vienna and Salzburg
In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery offers 50 residencies in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2019. Applications can be submitted for literature, literature for children and young adults and literary translations. Please note the deadline of September 30th, 2018.
Call for applications English speakers: Stay culture in Paris (deadline: June 12th, 2018)
Details in the attached link
Congratulations to Sami Berdugo and Shoham Smith, recipients of the 2018 Bialik Prize, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in Israel!

The Ministry of Culture and Sport announced the names of the winners of the Arik Einstein Veterans Artists Prize.
A prize of 50,000 NIS was given to each of the 21 artists who worked and are still working to promote Israeli culture in various fields -Music, dance, theater, plastic arts, cinema and literature. In the literature category the winners were Ronny Someck, Jacob Buchan and Shlomit Cohen-Assif. Also, Anat Masiach is among the recipient of the prize for debut literary works. Congratulations!
The fourth German-Hebrew/Hebrew-German translation workshop November 4th to 10th, 2018 Beit Ben-Yehuda, Jerusalem
After workshops in Berlin, Jerusalem and Straelen, the workshop will return to Jerusalem this spring. This workshop will focus on the participants translations. These are unfinished translations that have not yet been published. These will be sent to all participants. The workshop is open to 10 participants and is intended for literary translators with experience and publications. Workshop facilitators: Anne Birkenhauer and Gadi Goldberg Prerequisites: At least one published translation Duration: November 4th 2018 until November 10th, 2018 Location: Beit Ben-Yehuda, 28 Ein Gedi St., 93383 Jerusalem Participation fee: Participation (Accommodation and meals) is free of charge. Travel / flight expenses will be refunded. For more details and for the documents required for submitting application: Anne Birkenhauer, and Gadi Goldberg,
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is one of the 100 notable books of 2017 of the "New York Times".

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