Dror Burstein

Dror Burstein was born in 1970 in Netanya, Israel, and lives in Tel Aviv. He first became a fully qualified lawyer, then he left the legal field and started studying literature. He received a PhD in Hebrew literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2002 and now teaches there.

A writer, a poet, a literary editor, Burstein translates poetry from English to Hebrew and has also edited classical music radio programs for Israeli Broadcast Authority. From 2011 until 2020, he served as the editor of the poetry journal Helikon.  
Burstein has been awarded the Ministry of Culture Prize for Poetry (2002), the Bernstein Prize for his debut novel, Avner Brenner (2005), the Prime Minister's Prize (2006, 2017), the Goldberg Prize for his novel Sun's Sister (2014) and the Bialik Prize and the Neuman Prize for Small World (2021).

Dror Burstein

Books Published in Hebrew

Fruit; Divorce (poetry), Even Hoshen, 1999 [Peirot; Get]
Avner Brenner (novel) , Babel, 2003 [Avner Brenner]
Twin Cities (stories), Babel, 2004 [Arim Teʹomot]
Murderers (novel) , Babel, 2006 [Ha-Rotzchim]
With No Case of Death: Stories from Kibbutz Lohamei Haghetaot (non-fiction), Babel, 2007 [Bli Shum Mikre Mavet: Sipurim Mi-Kibbutz Lochamei Ha-Getaʹot]
Kin (novel) , Keter, 2009 [Karov]
Netanya (novel) , Keter, 2010 [Netanya]
My Cup of Tea (children-picture bk) , Am Oved, 2011 [Kos Ha-Te Sheli]
Sun’s Sister (novel) , Keter, 2012 [Achot Shemesh]
Issues in Literature (non-fiction), Bialik Institute, 2013 [Sheʹelot Be-Sifrut]
Meat and Art (essay) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2014 [Tmunot Shel Basar]
Muck (novel) , Keter, 2016 [Tit]
My Life at the Moment (poetry), Even Hoshen, 2016 [Eleh Ka-Rega Chayai]
A Coat Called Sam (children-picture bk) , Keter, 2016 [Me'il U-Shmo Shmuel]
Man in Space (essays) , Babel, 2018 [Adam Ba-Halal]
Light Refugees: A Flight after Bats (with Maya Weinberg) (non-fiction) , Afik, 2019 [Plitey Or: Ma'of Be-Ikvot Atalefim]
For the Birds (non-fiction) , Yedioth Ahronoth, 2019 [Le-Tovat Ha-Tziporim]
Present (nature writing) , Even Hoshen, 2020 [Hoveh]
Small World (essay) , Babel, 2021 [Olam Katan]
Along the Way (novel), New Library, 2023 [Baderech]

Books in Translation

French: Arles, Actes Sud, 2010
Italian: Rome, Riuniti, 2012
English: Champaign, IL, USA, Dalkey Archive, 2012
German: Gottingen, Wallstein, 2013
Turkish: Istanbul, Dedalus, 2015

Azeri: Baku, Yayainlari, 2021

English: Champaign, IL, Dalkey Archive, 2013
Spanish: Mexico, Leetra, 2015
French: Arles, Actes Sud, 2014

English: New York, Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2018; [audio recording] Grand Haven, Michigan, BrillianceAudio, 2018

French: Arles, Actes Sud, forthcoming  in 2024

German: Zurich, Kein und Aber, forthcoming in 2024