Jump to Content

Hanoch Bartov

חנוך ברטוב

Hanoch Bartov (1926-2016) was born in Petah Tikva, Israel, and since 1955 lived in Tel Aviv. During World War II, he served in the British Army’s Jewish Brigade and he also fought in Israel’s 1948 War of Independence. Bartov was well known as a novelist, playwright and journalist. He served as Israel’s cultural attache in London, and for 20 years he wrote a regular opinion column for the daily Maariv. He published novels, collections of short stories, books of essays and a biography of David “Dado” Elazar.

Among other awards, Bartov received the Ussishkin Prize (1954), the Shlonsky Prize (1965), the Yitzhak Sadeh Prize for Military Literature (1978), the Bialik Prize (1985), the President’s Prize for Literature (1998), the Agnon Prize (2005), the Buchman Prize (2006), the Prime Minister’s Prize (2007) the Yehuda Amichai-ACUM Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2007) and the Israel Prize for Literature (2010). In 2005, he was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Tel Aviv University.

Photo by: Dan Porges

The Books

Filter by