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Yitzhak Orpaz

Yitzhak Orpaz-Aurerbach (1921-2015) was born to a hassidic family in Zinkov, former Soviet Union, in and immigrated to pre-state Israel in 1938. During World War II, he served in the Jewish Brigade. Orpaz studied philosophy and literature at Tel Aviv University. He lived for some years on a kibbutz and later pursued a number of professions, including construction, diamond cutting, editing and teaching. Orpaz published novellas, novels, short stories, essays and a book of poetry. He received many literary awards, including the Asher Barash Prize (1962), the Miriam Talpir Prize (1969), the Fichman Prize (1975), the Prime Minister's Prize three times (1976; 1999; 2004), the Israel Efrat award (1985), the Bialik Prize (1986), the Neuman Prize (1997), the President's Prize for Lifetime Achievement (1999) and the Israel Prize (2005).

Yitzhak Orpaz

Books Published in Hebrew

Wild Grass (stories), Machbarot Lesifrut, 1959; Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1979 [Esev Pere]
Skin for Skin (novel), Massada, 1962; Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2016 [Or Beʹad Or]
The Death of Lysanda (novella) , Sifriat Poalim, 1964 [Mot Lysanda]
The Hunting of the Doe (stories), Daga, 1966 [Tzeyd Ha-Tzviya]
Ants (novella) , Am Oved, 1968; Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1981 [Nemalim]
The Voyage of Daniel (novel), Am Oved, 1969; Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2014 [Masa Daniel]
Three Novellas (novellas) , Sifriat Poalim, 1972 [Shalosh Novelot: Madrega Tzara; Mot Lysanda; Nemalim]
A City with No Shelter (stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1973 [Ir She-Eyn Ba Mistor]
A House for One (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1975 [Bayit Le-Adam Echad]
Tomozhenna Street (stories) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1979; extended ed. Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1989 [Rechov Ha-Tomojenna]
The Secular Pilgrim (essays), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1982 [Ha-Tzalyan Ha-Chiloni: Masa Al Heibet Echad Ba-Siporet Ha-Modernit]
The Mistress (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1983 [Ha-Gvira]
A Charming Traitor (novel), Am Oved, 1984 [Ha-Elem]
The Eternal Bride (novel) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, Keter, 1987 [Ha-Kala Ha-Nitzchit]
Loves and Follies (stories) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Yedioth Ahronoth, 1992 [Ahavot Ktanot, Teirufim Ktanim]
Cruising the Century (poems), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1993 [Litzloach Et Ha-Mea]
A Night in Santa Paulina (stories & novella), Gvanim, 1997 [Layla Be-Santa Paulina: Sipurim Chadashim Ve-Ha-Novella Nemalim]
Age of Treason (trilogy) (novel) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Bialik Institute, 1999 [Lifnei Ha-Raʹash: Trilogya Tel-Avivit]
The Death of Lysanda and Other Novellas, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2015 [Mot Lisanda Ve-Novelot Acherot]. See: Three Novellas, above
The Third Eye (short stories) , 2018 [Ha-Ayin Ha-Shlishit]

Books in Translation

English: London, Jonathan Cape, 1970
Italian: Milan, Serra & Riva, 1988
French: Paris, Liana Levi, 1988
French: Paris, Liana Levi, 1988; 2006
Italian: Viterbo, Stampa Alternativa, 1995; 2008

Ants & The Death of Lysanda [The Death of Lysanda: Two Novellas] 
English: Champaign, IL, Dalkey Archive, 2013

French: Paris, Liana Levi, 1990
Chinese: Nanjing, Yilin Press, 1996
French: Arles, Actes Sud, 1991

A Narrow Stair
French: Paris, Liana Levi, 1993