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Mishka Ben-David

Mishka Ben-David was born in 1952 in Israel. He holds an MA in comparative literature from the University of Wisconsin and a PhD in Hebrew literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Ben-David served for 12 years in the Mossad; he has also been the principal of a Jerusalem high school and director of a community center, as well as lecturing at the Open University. Ben-David has published four bestselling spy thrillers, as well as novels, short stories and research studies. An Israeli-German-Canadian co-production led by Bavaria Pictures is now adapting his spy novels for an international TV series; Duet in Beirut will be the first in the series. Ben-David has been awarded the Harrey Harshon Prize twice (1976; 1977), the Rabinovich Foundation Award (1984), the Prime Minister's Prize (2002), the Book Publishers Association's Gold Prize for his thrillers (2010; 2011; 2012) and the Publishers Association's Platinum Prize for Final Stop, Algiers (2013).

Mishka Ben-David

Books Published in Hebrew

Old Man (stories), Alef, 1979 [Zaken]
I Have Not Seen Happy Soldiers (novella), Tarmil, 1982; Keset, 1987; ext. ed. Ramat Raziel: Keset, 2003; Keter, 2013 [Chayalim Smechim; Lo Raʹiti Chayalim Smechim]
Another Love (novella), Tarmil, 1984 [Ahava Acheret]
Margulis Goes to Vegas (stories), Sifriat Poalim, 1984 [Margulis Noseʹa Le-Vegas]
The Last Escape (novel), Sifriat Maariv, 1984 [Ha-Bricha-Ha-Acharona: Tasrit Politi]
Soldiers Are Happy, People Are Not (novellas), Zmora-Bitan, 1988 [Chayalim Smechim, Anashim Lo Kol Kach]
From Pleshet to Ziklag: Literature of the War of 1948 (non-fiction), Tarmil, 1990 [Mi-Pleshet Ad Ziklag]
The Book of Limited Possibilities (novel), Sifriat Maariv, 2000 [Sefer Ha-Efsharuyot Ha-Mugbalot]
Duet in Beirut (suspense) , Keter, 2002; 2015 [Duet Be-Beirut]
God In Love (novel), Sifriat Maariv, 2005 [Elohim Meʹohav]
Encounter in Berlin (suspense), Maariv, 2006 [Mifgash Be-Berlin]
Forbidden Love in St. Petersburg (suspense) , Keter, 2008, 2015 [Ahava Asura Be-Peterburg]
Last Visit to Moscow (suspense), Keter, 2010 [Bikur Acharon Be-Moskva]
Love, Life and Death (non-fiction), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2011 [Ha-Chayim, Ha-Ahava, Ha-Mavet: Masa Le-Gibusha Shel Filisofya Al Pi Ha-Mada]
Final Stop, Algiers (suspense) , Yedioth Ahronoth, 2012 [Tachana Sofit Aljir]
Gene, Zen and the Art of Horseback Riding (novel), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2013 [Sof Ha-Meirotz O: Gen, Zen Ve-Omanut Ha-Rechiva]
Where Is Mina (novel), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2015 [Eifo Mina]
The Tale of Squirrel and Mouse (children-picture bk) , Keter, 2015 [Ha-Achbar Ve-Ha-Sna'i: Ani - Ata, Ata - Ani]
The Shark (novel), Tchelet, 2017 [Ha-Karish]

Books in Translation

English: London, Halban, 2013; New York, Overlook, 2015; pback: New York, Overlook, 2016
Turkish: Istanbul, Koton, 2014
Turkish: Istanbul, Koton, 2013
English: London, Halban, 2015; New York, Overlook, 2016; pback, 2017
English: London, Halban, 2017; New York, Overlook, 2017
Turkish: Istanbul, Koton, 2016

Korean: Goyang, Booklight, forthcoming

Spanish: Buenos Aires, Leviathan, forthcoming