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S. Yizhar

S.Yizhar (Yizhar Smilansky, 1916-2006) was born in Rehovot, pre-state Israel, to a family of Russian immigrants who were members of the Zionist pioneer intelligentsia. He fought in Israel's 1948 War of Independence, was a member of the political parties headed by David Ben Gurion and held a seat in the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament, for 17 years. Yizhar was a professor of education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a professor of Hebrew literature at Tel Aviv University. He published novels and short stories, non-fiction books and books for children.
S.Yizhar is considered Israel's most illustrious writer. He was awarded the Israel Prize in 1959 for his masterpiece, Days of Ziklag. He also received the Ruppin Prize (1948), the Brenner Prize twice (1950; 1959), the Lamdan Prize (1960), the Ussishkin Prize (1963), the Bialik Prize (1991) the Ben Gurion Prize (2001), the Prime Minister's Prize (2001) and the EMET Prize for Art, Science and Culture (2002). Days of Ziklag is included among "The 100 Greatest Works of Modern Jewish Literature" (2001). In 2007, it was named one of the ten most important books since the creation of the State of Israel. Yizhar's work has been published in 22 languages.

S. Yizhar by Chaim Goldberg

Books Published in Hebrew

Ephraim Goes Back to Alfalfa (novella), 1938; Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1978; Zmora-Bitan, 1991 [Ephraim Chozer La-Aspeset]. Included in: Midnight Convey & Other Stories, below
On the Edge of the Negev (novella), Am Oved, 1945; rev. ed. Hakibbutz Hamechad, 1978 [Be-Faʹatei Negev]
The Wood on the Hill (novellas), Sifriat Poalim, 1947; rev. ed. Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1979; Zmora-Bitan, 1990 [Ha-Chorsha Ba-Giv’a]
Hirbet Hiz’ah (novellas & stories) , Sifriat Poalim, 1949; ext. and rev. ed. Zmora-Bitan, 1989; 2006; Zmora-Bitan, Yedioth Ahronoth, 2010; Sifriat Poalim, 2017 [Sipur Hirbet Hiz’ah]
Midnight Convoy (novella), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1950; Tarmil, 1971 [Shayara Shel Chatzot] See below.
Days of Ziklag [2 vols.] (novel) , Am Oved, 1958; Zmora-Bitan, 1989 [Yemei Tziklag]
Four Stories (novellas & stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1959 [Arbaʹa Sipurim]. See: Hirbet Hizʹah, extended and rev. ed., above
Stories of a Plain (stories & novella), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1963; rev. ed. Zmora-Bitan, 1990 [Sipurei Mishor]
Midnight Convoy and Other Stories [different selections] (stories & novellas) , See English, French, German and Italian editions, 1969, 1967, 2000, 2007, 2013 [Shayara Shel Chatzot Ve-Sipurim Acherim]
Seven Stories (novellas & stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1971 [Shiv’a Sipurim]
Before Departure (stories), Zmora-Bitan, 1991 [Beterem Yetziʹa]
Preliminaries [Mikdamot] (novel) , Zmora-Bitan, 1992 [Mikdamot]
Tzalhavim (novel) , Zmora-Bitan, 1993 [Tzalhavim]
Asides (stories) , Zmora-Bitan, 1996 [Tzdadiyim]
By the Sea (novellas) , Zmora-Bitan, 1996 [Etzel Ha-Yam]
Lovely Malcolmiah (novel) , Zmora-Bitan, 1998 [Malcomiya Yefefiya]
Collected Work [7 vols.], Zmora-Bitan, 1996 [Mahadura Meyuchedet Mi-Kitvei S. Yizhar]
On Education and on Education Towards Values (non-fiction), Am Oved, 1974 [Al Chinuch Ve-Al Chinuch La-Arachim]
To Read a Story [2 vols.] (non-fiction), Am Oved, 1982 [Likro Sipur]
A Story Is Not (essays), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1983 [Sipur Eino]
A Call for Education (non-fiction), Sifriat Poalim, 1984 [Kriʹa Le-Chinuch]
Farewell to Education (essays), Zmora-Bitan, 1988 [Preida Min Ha-Chinuch]
Dispute, (non-fiction), Zmora-Bitan, 1988 [Dapei Riv]
Two Polemics, (non-fiction), Zmora-Bitan, 1990 [Shnei Pulmusim]
Discovering Elijah (memoir) , Zmora-Bitan, 1999 [Giluy Eliyahu]
Six Summer Stories (youth), Sifriat Poalim, 1950; Zmora Bitan, 1990 [Shisha Sipurei Kayitz]
Adventure in the Lake (children), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1956 [Harpatka Ba-Agam: Maʹaseh She-Haya Be-Yam-Chula]
The Adventures of Humit (children), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1958; Zmora-Bitan, 1992 [Alilot Humit]
Oran and Ange (children), Sifriat Poalim, 1960; 1976; 2012 [Tapu U-Fuza]
Uncle’s Moshe’s Chariot (children), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1973; Even Hoshen, 2006 [Ha-Kirkara Shel Ha-Dod Moshe]
Barefoot (youth), Tarshish, 1959; Zmora-Bitan, 1989 [Be-Raglayim Yechefot]

Books in Translation

German: Frankfurt, Suhrkamp, 1998
Italian (with The Prisoner): Turin, Einaudi, 2005
English: Jerusalem, Ibis, 2008; London, Granta, 2011; NY, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014
Spanish: Barcelona, Minuscula, 2009
French: Paris, Galaade, 2010
Norwegian: Oslo, Aschehoug, 2011; pback: 2016
Greek: Athens, Melani, 2018
Swedish: Stockholm, Bonnier, forthcoming
Dutch: Amsterdam, Athenaeum-Pollak & van Genepp, 2013
Danish: Copenhagen, Moeller, 2016: Audio, 2018 
English: Jerusalem, Israel Universities Press, 1969; New York/London, The Toby Press, 2007
German: Frankfurt, Suhrkamp, 1997  
French: Arles, Actes Sud, 2000
Italian: Rome, Elliott, 2013

French: Arles, Actes Sud, 1997
German: Reinbeck, Rowholt, 1996; pback: 1998; ebook: 2019
English: London/New York, Toby Press, 2007


Selected Stories
Arabic: Beirut, Dar Al-Kalimah, 1988