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Haim Be’er

Haim Be’er was born in Jerusalem in 1945 and was raised in an Orthodox home. He completed his army service in the military chaplaincy. In 1966, he began working for Am Oved Publishing House and a few years later became member of the editorial board. For many years, he also wrote a weekly column for the daily Davar. He taught Hebrew literature and creative writing at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and at present he is editor of the Kesset Project for debut fiction. Be’er has received several literary awards for his poetry and fiction, including the Prime Minister's Prize twice (1979; 1993), the Bernstein Prize (1980), the Kugel Prize (2000), the Bialik Prize (2002), the ACUM Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2005), the Neuman Prize (2008), the Brenner Prize (2011), the Prime Minister's Award for the Fostering and Preservation of the Hebrew language (2012), the Ramat Gan Prize (2013) and the Agnon Prize (2017). His novel, Feathers, is included in "The Greatest Works of Modern Jewish Literature" (2001).

Haim Beer

Books Published in Hebrew

Day to Day Delights (poetry), Am Oved, 1970 [Shaʹashuʹim Yom Yom]
Feathers (novel) , Am Oved, 1979; Am Oved/ Yedioth Ahronoth, 2010 [Notzot]
A Time for Trimming (novel) , Am Oved, 1987; 2004 [Et Ha-Zamir]
Their Love and Their Hate (biography), Am Oved, 1992; ext. ed. 1994 [Gam Ahavatam Gam Sinatam: Bialik, Brenner, Agnon - Ma'archot Yechasim]
The Pure Element of Time (novel) , Am Oved, 1998, 2017 [Chavalim]
In that Place (novel) , Am Oved, 2007 [Lifnei Ha-Makom]
Back from Heavenly Lack (novel), Am Oved, 2010 [El Makom She-Ha-Ruach Holech]
Memories of a Bookworm: After Authors and Their Books (non-fiction), Am Oved, 2011 [Me-Zichronoteha Shel Tolaʹat Sfarim: Masaʹot Be-Ikvot Sofrim U-Sfarim]
Their New Dreams (novel) , Am Oved, 2014 [Chalomoteihem Ha-Chadashim]
This Is the Place: People, Places and Stories of Jerusalem (non-fiction), Am Oved, 2017 [Kesher Le-Echad: Masaot, Batim Va-Anashim Bi-Yerushalayim]

Books in Translation

Dutch: Amsterdam, Vasallucci, 2000
German: Munich, dtv, 2002
English: Hanover/London, Brandeis University Press/ University Press of New England, 2004

Russian: Moscow, Knizhniki, forthcoming

Dutch: Amsterdam, Vasallucci, 2000
German: Munich, dtv, 2000
English: Hanover/London, Brandeis University Press/ University Press of New England, 2003
Italian: Florence, Giuntina, 2005
Chinese: Shanghai, Shanghai Translation, 2010
German: Berlin, Berlin Verlag, 2010