An Idealist Says Goodbye to Israel

Israeli Arab writer Sayed Kashua is moving to Chicago with his family

The Tumultuous Life and Nuanced Work of Israel’s Greatest Children’s Book Writer

After tragedy, Dvora Omer found flaws, beauty in the nation’s founding figures, turning them into literary heroes

S.Y. Agnon Turns 125

Celebrating Israel’s only Nobel literature laureate

Agnon’s First First Edition

A birthday plea for Israel’s only lit laureate

Arab Israelis, Undivided

In a new English translation of Second Person Singular, Israeli novelist Sayed Kashua gives voice to the Arab minority in the Jewish state

Child of His Time

Holocaust survivor Aharon Appelfeld, Israel’s greatest living writer and author of the new Until the Dawn’s Light, retains his capacity for wonder

Coming of Age

And This Is the Light, the sole novel by the prolific Israeli writer Lea Goldberg, recently released in English, imagines adolescence and romance on the verge of World War II in Lithuania

The Last Canaanite

Israel loses Amos Kenan, author, artist, activist, native son

Home Alone

Meir Shalev holds forth on pigeons, homeland, and why reading a book is like a blind date

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