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Yitzhak Gormezano Goren

Yitzhak Gormezano Goren was born in Alexandria, Egypt, in 1941 and immigrated to Israel as a child. He is a playwright and novelist. Goren studied English and French literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University, and received a MFA in theater direction in the United States. In 1982, he co-founded the Bimat Kedem Theater, which promotes original Israeli productions with an emphasis on non-European Jewish culture. In 1998, the company established the Bimat Kedem Publishing House. Gormezano Goren has worked as a broadcast editor and is active in the Israeli theater and film world. He has been awarded the National Council for Culture and the Arts Prize for his play, The Gospel According to Midorus (1966), the Ramat Gan Prize for his novel, An Alexandrian Summer (1979), the Govinska-Baratz Prize for his play, A Simple Tale, based on Agnon's novel (1979), the Prime Minister's Prize (2001) and the Arik Einstein Prize (2015).

Yitzhak Gormezano-Goren

Books Published in Hebrew

The Gospel According to Midorus [with Haim Tchelet] (play), The National Council for Culture and the Arts, 1969 [Ha-Bsora Al-Pi Midorus]
Alexandrian Summer (novel) , Am Oved, 1978, 2016 [Kayitz Alexandroni]
My Heart is in the East (youth), Massada, 1985 [Libi Ba-Mizrach: Agadat Chayav Shel Rabi Yehuda Halevi]
Western Sun (youth), Massada, 1985 [Shemesh Mi-Ma'arav: Agadat Chayav Shel Rabi Chayim Ben Atar]
Blanche (novel) , Am Oved, 1986 [Blansh]
Moses, Maurice and Mussa (youth), Bimat Kedem, 1986 [Moshe-Maurice-U-Musa: O Pesach Alexandroni]
A Shelter in Bavli (novel), Bimat Kedem, 1998 [Miklat Be-Bavli]
The Path to the Stadium (novel), Bimat Kedem, 2003 [Ba-Derech La-Itztadyon: Roman Al Alber Gormezano Ve-Al Bno]
ElHakham (biographical novel), Bimat Kedem, 2008 [ElHacham Mi-Bagdad: Agadat Chayav Shel Rabi Yosef Chayim Mi-Bagdad]
The Holy Lie (biographical novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 2010 [Ha-Sheker Ha-Kadosh: Dona Gracia Be-Lisbo'a Portugal]
The Queen of Finance (biographical novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 2013 [Malkat Ha-Finansim: Dona Gracia Be-Anversa, Hi Antwerpen Flanderya]
Venician Fever : Dona Gracia Mendes in Venice (biographical novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 2015 [ Kadachat Venetzianit: Dona Gracia Be-Venetzia Be-Italya]

Books in Translation

English: New York, New Vessel Press, 2015