In a landscape vacated of the two literary giants Aharon Appelfeld and Amos Oz, Israeli fiction ushers in the rise of a new generation of women writers. The author of ‘All the Rivers’ talks about sabras in New York, American Jewry’s allure, and learning to listen for the perfect watermelon.
The extraordinary true cloak-and-dagger tale of how a chance encounter in a London bookstore made peace possible, on the 25th anniversary of the Israel-Jordan accords
An introduction to Mendel Mann, author of The Encounter, and the story’s translator, Heather Valencia
For Amos Oz, the real Israel was cherishable precisely because it was not a high ideal but a fact achieved only by labor and compromise
The acclaimed Israeli writer and peace activist has passed away from cancer, his daughter announced on social media
The author just won the Israel Prize for his lifetime achievement in literature. But the story of his life is one of downfall.
The great Jewish writer on his linguistic and literary heritage, the Bohemian way, and the catastrophic modern break between Jews old and new
In the ‘cosmic and frightening’ Sapir Prize-winning The Ruined House, by Israeli expatriate Ruby Namdar, the secular modern world and the ancient divine mysteries coexist
Finally out in English, Orly Castel-Bloom’s ‘An Egyptian Novel’ is a manual for living with defeat
The writer’s new collection of personal essays and newspaper columns will make you laugh until you cry
Israeli novelist Orly Castel-Bloom’s latest book, her best yet, is a darkly funny tale of coming to terms with despair
First time the literary honor has been awarded to a non-Israel resident
With his newly translated novel ‘The Hilltop,’ Assaf Gavron stakes his claim to be Israel’s Jonathan Franzen
A new staging of ‘Salt of the Earth’ hints at a resurgence of the Canaanite movement’s anti-dystopian, anti-Zionist liberal vision
For Yom Kippur, fiction by Nobel laureate S.Y. Agnon, in a first English translation
Israeli Arab writer Sayed Kashua is moving to Chicago with his family
After tragedy, Dvora Omer found flaws, beauty in the nation’s founding figures, turning them into literary heroes
Celebrating Israel’s only Nobel literature laureate
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