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Israel

Moshe Sakal

Moshe Sakal is the best-selling author of five novels. His work has been translated into French and English. In 2011, his novel Yolanda was shortlisted for the Sapir...

On Barak

On Barak is a social and cultural historian of science and technology in nonwestern settings. He is a senior lecturer at the Department of Middle Eastern & African History in Tel Aviv...

Miki Golod

Miki Golod is a Brooklyn based Israeli artist, illustrator and author. He studied Visual Communication and Education at the Neri Bloomfield School of Design in Haifa, Israel, and recently...

Shachar Galek

Born in 1983 in Bat Yam, Israel, Shachar Galek is a writer and teaches literature. He was in the creative writing program at Tel Aviv University, and is currently studying toward his B.Ed at Beit...

Dan Allon

Dan Allon is an Israeli multi-disciplinary artist. He studied comics at Shenkar College and has published newspaper columns, 2 fanzines, and 5. His graphic novels and his stories have been...

Hadar Reuven

Born in 1986 in Tel Aviv, Hadar Reuven is an Israeli artist, illustrator, and author. She studied visual communication and majored in illustration at the Minshar Art School and earned a BA in...

Rutu Modan

Rutu Modan was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1966.  After graduating from the distinguished Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, she began regularly writing and illustrating comic...

Ilana Zeffren

Ilana Zeffren was born in 1972, in the small town of Rehovot, Israel, and grew up in the even smaller town of Ashkelon. In 2005 she Published "Pink Story," a graphic novel telling the story of the...

Atar Hadari

Atar Hadari was born in Israel, raised in England, trained as an actor and writer at the University of East Anglia before winning a scholarship to study poetry and playwrighting with Derek...

Ofir Touche Gafla

Ofir Touche Gafla was born in Israel in 1968. Before he became a novelist, he wrote scripts for animation, a rock opera (Quartet & Quinteta), a series of short stories (Bodycase) and a...

Raji Bathish

Raji Bathish is a writer, screenwriter and cultural activist born in the town of Nazareth in 1970. He  writes in Arabic and his work has been published all around the Arab world and in...

Igal Sarna

Igal Sarna, born in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1952, writes feature stories for the daily newspaper Yediot Aharonot. After serving as a tank commander in the Yom Kippur War in 1973, he was one of the...

Dalya Bilu

Dalya Bilu is the translator of A.B.Yehoshua, Aharon Appelfeld and many others. She has been awarded numerous prizes, including the Israel Culture and Education Ministry Prize for Translation,...

Dror Burstein

Dror Burstein was born in 1970 in Netanya, Israel, and lives in Tel Aviv. He first became a fully qualified lawyer, then he left the legal field and started studying literature. He received a...

A. B. Yehoshua

Leading author A. B. Yehoshua was born in Jerusalem in 1936, the fifth generation of a Sephardi Jerusalemite family. After studying Hebrew literature and Philosophy at the Hebrew University of...

Rivka Keren

Rivka Keren (b. 1946, Debrecen, Hungary) immigrated to Israel in 1957 and attained formal training in art, literature, philosophy, and clinical psychology. Writing and painting since childhood,...

Yehoshuah Bar-Yosef

Yehoshua Bar-Yosef (1912-1992) was born into a religious family in Safed, a city renowned as a center for Jewish mysticism. After World War I, he studied in a yeshiva in Transylvania but...

Assaf Gavron

Assaf Gavron is an author, translator, and musician. He has published five books of fiction and his short stories have appeared in various anthologies and publications. Among the many works he...

Ronen Altman Kaydar

Ronen Altman Kaydar is an Israeli writer and translator who has published a novel (Chaos Butterflies) and a book of poetry (Bite Marks). Altman Kaydar edits the online literary magazine Zuta,...

Gilad Seliktar

Gilad Seliktar is an illustrator and comics artist. He has illustrated a variety of children’s books, and his work regularly appears in Israel's leading daily newspapers and...

Galit Seliktar

Galit Seliktar is the author of two books: Farm 54 (Fanfare/Ponent Mon, 2011), a graphic novel illustrated by Gilad Seliktar, which was nominated for the 2009 Angoulême book...

Gilad Seliktar

Gilad Seliktar is an illustrator and comics artist. He has illustrated a variety of children’s books, and his work regularly appears in Israel's leading daily newspapers and...

Galit Seliktar

Galit Seliktar is the author of two books: Farm 54 (Fanfare/Ponent Mon, 2011), a graphic novel illustrated by Gilad Seliktar, which was nominated for the 2009 Angoulême book...

Margalit Rodgers

Margalit Rodgers is a translator of contemporary Hebrew literature and plays, including works for children and young adults. She was born in Kibbutz Beit Haemek, Israel, in 1957. On completing...

Yoav Avni

Yoav Avni was born in Israel in 1969 and lives in Tel Aviv.  His first book, a collection of short stories entitled Those Strange Americans, was published in 1995 by Tamuz Publishing...

Agur Schiff

Agur Schiff was born in Tel Aviv in 1955 and is a graduate of St. Martin's School of Art in London, where he specialized in animation. He won critical acclaim as a filmmaker before turning...

Meir Shalev

Meir Shalev was born in 1948 on Nahalal, Israel's first moshav, and is one of Israel's most celebrated novelists. His books have been translated into over twenty languages and have been...

Moshe Ron

Moshe Ron was born in 1945 and grew up on the outskirts of Tel Aviv; served in the Israeli army for two years; took a BA degree in Romance Languages and English Literature from the Hebrew...

Hannan Hever

Hannan Hever is a professor of Hebrew literature at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has published thirteen books about modern Hebrew literature, including the English language study,...

Liel Leibovitz

A native of Tel Aviv, Israel, Liel Leibovitz is the author, most recently, of Lili Marlene: The Soldiers' Song of World War II.

David Polonsky

David Polonsky was the art director and chief illustrator for the animated film Waltz with Bashir. His illustrations have appeared in every major Israeli daily and magazine. He has created...

Ari Folman

Ari Folman, a Tel Aviv–based filmmaker, wrote, produced, and directed the animated documentary Waltz with Bashir. His two previous feature films, Saint Clara and Made in Israel, both...

Yehuda Amichai

Yehuda Amichai was born in Wurzburg, Germany, in 1924 and emigrated with his family to Palestine in 1936. He later became a naturalized Israeli citizen. Although German was his native language,...

Suzane Adam

Suzane Adam was born in Satu Mare, Transylvania, and came to Israel at age ten. She completed her art studies majoring in medieval art, photography, and etching. She later went on to study...

Yael Hedaya

Yael Hedaya was born in Jerusalem in 1964. She has worked as a screenwriter for the acclaimed Israeli TV drama series Betipul (In Treatment), which was adapted for the United States and...

Maya Arad

Maya Arad was born in Israel in 1971 and grew up in Kibbutz Nahal-Oz. She graduated in classics and linguistics at the Tel Aviv University and has a Ph.D. in linguistics from London University....

Dvorah Baron

Dvorah Baron was born in 1887, in Belarussia, and published her first story, in Yiddish, in 1905. Her father, a rabbi, recognizing her genius, gave her the education normally restricted to boys,...

Etgar Keret

Etgar Keret is a fiction writer, graphic novelist, and playwright from Israel. He has published several short story collections in English, among them The Bus Driver Who Wanted to be God and...

Alex Epstein

Alex Epstein was born in Leningrad and has been living in Israel since the age of eight. Widely translated, Epstein is the author of three collections of short stories, most recently La-Kachol...

Guy Morad

Born in Israel in 1975, Guy Morad is a graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. He is a member of the Israeli comics collective "Dimona," which is based in Tel...

Yitzhak Laor

Yitzhak Laor, born in 1948, in Pardes Hannah, Israel, is a poet, playwright and novelist. He completed his degree in Theater and Literature at Tel Aviv University. Laor writes literary criticism...

Orly Castel-Bloom

Orly Castel-Bloom was born in Tel Aviv in 1960 to parents originally from Egypt. After studying film at the Beit Zvi Institute and Tel Aviv University, she published her first collection of...

Sara Shilo

Sara Shilo was born in Jerusalem and currently lives in a small town in northern Israel with her family. Her first novel, Shum Gamadim Lo Yavou, was published in 2005.

Sayed Kashua

Sayed Kashua was born in 1975 in the Galilee and studied at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He writes a weekly column for Ha'aretz, Israel's most prestigious newspaper. Kashua's...

Mahmoud Shukair

Mahmoud Shukair was born in 1941 in Jerusalem. With a Masters degree in Philosophy and Sociology from Damascus University, he worked for many years as a teacher, journalist and editor-in-chief...

Azmi Bishara

Political analyst, writer, academic, activist, and member of the Israeli parliament, Azmi Bishara is one of the region's best known public intellectuals. He is also a contributor to Al-Ahram...

Amir Gutfreund

Amir Gutfreund was born in Haifa in 1963. After studying applied mathematics at the Technion, he joined the Israeli Air Force. Our Holocaust is his first novel. Awarded the Sapir Prize in 2003,...

Nira Harel

Nira Harel has written many children's books and has won numerous prizes in Israel and abroad. Please Leave a Message won the Prix Espace Enfants in 1998. Her book The Key to My Heart was...

Shimon Ballas

Shimon Ballas was born in Baghdad in 1930 and emigrated to Israel in 1951. A major novelist, Ballas has published fifteen works of fiction, several important studies on contemporary Arabic...
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