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Nurith Gertz

Nurith Gertz was born in Israel in 1940. She is professor Emeritus of literature and film at the Open University, has served as section head in the film and television department at Tel Aviv University, and currently head of the culture and production department at Sapir College. She has also taught abroad at UC Berkeley, Brandeis University and University of Paris-VIII. Gertz has published numerous academic studies as well as three works of biographical fiction. The second, Unrepentant, was selected one of the 10 best books of 2008. Gertz has received the Brenner Prize (2009) and the Book Publishers' Association Gold Award (2010).
Nurith Gertz

Books Published in Hebrew

Amos Oz: Monograph (non-fiction), Sifriat Poalim, 1980 [Amos Oz: Monografya]
Israeli Fiction in the 1960s [with Hanna Herzig. 5 vols.] (non-fiction), Open University, 1982 [Ha-Siporet Ha-Israelit Bi-Shnot Ha-Shishim]
Generation Shift in Literary History: Hebrew Narrative Fiction in the 1960s (non-fiction), Hakibbitz Hameuchad, 1983 [Hirbet Hiz'ah Ve-Ha-Boker She-Le-Mochorat]
Literature and Ideology in Eretz Israel in the 1930s [two vols.] (non-fiction), Open University, 1988 [Sifrut Ve-Ideiologya Be-Eretz-Israel Bi-Shnot Ha-Shloshim]
Motion Fiction: Israeli Fiction in Film (non-fiction), Tel-Aviv, Open University, 1993 [Sipur Me-Ha-Sratim: Siporet Israelit Ve-Ibudeiha La-Kolno'a]
Captive of a Dream: National Myths in Israeli Culture (non-fiction), Tel Aviv, Am Oved, 1995 [Shvuya Ba-Chaloma: Mitosim Ba-Tarbut Ha-Israelit]
Not From Here [with Deborah Gertz] (biographical fiction), Tel Aviv, Am Oved, 1997 [El Ma She-Namog]
Holocaust Survivors, Aliens and Others in Israeli Cinema and Literature (non-fiction), Am Oved, Open University, 2004 [Makhela Acheret: Nitzolei Sho'a, Zarim Va-Acherim Ba-Kolno'a U-Va-Sifrut Ha-Israeliyim]
Landscape in Mist: –Space and Memory in Palestinian Cinema [with George Khleifi] (non-fiction), Am Oved, Open University, 2006 [Nof Ba-Arafel: Ha-Merchav Ve-Ha-Zikaron Ha-Histori Ba-Kolno'a Ha-Falestini]
Unrepentant (biographical novel) , Am Oved, 2008 [Al Da'at Atzmo: Arba'a Pirkei Chayim Shel Amos Kenan]
Amos Oz and A.B. Yehoshua: Early Weiting [with Adia Mendelson-Maoz. 3 vols.] (non-fiction), Open University, 2010 [Amos Oz - A.B. Yehoshua: Hatchalot]
An Ocean Between Us (biographical novel) , Dvir, 2015 [Yam Beini Le-Veinech]
Traces of Daya to Come: Trauma and Ethics in Contemporary Israeli Cinema [with Yosef Raz] (non-fiction), Am Oved, Tel Aviv University, 2017 [Ikvot Yamim She-Od Yavou: Trauma Ve-Etika Ba-Kolnoa Ha-Israeli Ha-Achshavi]
What Was Lost to Time (biographical novel) , Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, Dvir, forthcoming [Ma She-Avad Ba-Zman]

Books in Translation

Italian: Messina, Mesogea, 2019

Spanish: Buenos Aires, Leviathan, forthcoming

Russian: Moscow, Text, 2019




Myths in Israeli Culture: Captives of a Dream
English: London, Vallentine Mitchell, 2000

Palestinian Cinema: Landscape, Trauma and Memory, with George Khleifi
English: Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press & Bloomington, IN., Indiana University Press, 2008