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Forthcoming:

Further Up The Path
by Daniel Oz

This collection of 86 "flash fables" shows just how much thought, humor, mystery and sheer beauty can be packed into the briefest of tales. Primarily known as a poet, the author shows a virtuosic command of langauge and form, and a profoundly satisfying blend of the cerebral and the emotional.

BOA Editions, 2019
World Shadow
by Nir Baram

The personal is political to the n'th degree in this sweeping roller-coaster of a novel, which follows small people caught up in big moments in Israel, the UK and the US, with stops in Bolivia, the Congo, and many other parts of the world. Cynical political operatives based in the US, idealist-cum-anarchist kids in London, and a well-meaning but ultimately ineffectual young Israeli trying to get ahead in the "peace industry" -- these are the main characters of the three parallel yet intertwining narratives, in a page-turning read that combines political astuteness with a painful depiction of human weakness. The novel is both a product, and a biting critique, of globalization.

Text Publishing, 2019

Published Books:

Fly Already
by Etgar Keret
(co-translator)

Three stories in my translation are included in the latest collection from the inimitable short-short story writer Etgar Keret. His extraordinary imagination and humor, as well as an unceasing exploration of what it means to be a social creature in this strange world, are on ful display here. 

Riverhead Books, 2019
And the Bride Closed the Door
by Ronit Matalon

Published shortly before the author's untimely death, this novella takes place on the day of a planned wedding, with the bride shut in her room refusing to emerge. The somewhat farcical family drama that ensues cannot conceal the underlying tragedy of a young woman who has felt trapped long before barricading herself in her room.

New Vessel Press, 2019
Dear Zealots: Letters From a Divided Land
by Amos Oz

One of Israel's most beloved authors, and a long-time advocate of dialogue and tolerance, offers a heartfelt plea for greater human understanding, in Israel and elsewhere. This concise collection includes three essays on the dangers of extremism and the possible ways to curtail it.

(Translation of the Hebrew שלום לקנאים from 2017)

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018
The Diamond Setter
by Moshe Sakal

This beautiful novel follows the trail of a mysterious diamond that once belonged to European royalty and ended up in the hands of a young Jewish singer in Damascus. It plays a part in a love triangle between a Jewish couple from Syria and a Muslim woman from Jaffa, then makes its way to Israel. After being robbed from a Tel Aviv jewelry shop, it resurfaces in the pocket of a young Syrian who sneaks across the border into Israel. Love stories and family intrigues, along with questions of homeland and belonging, intertwine in this fascinating story. (Translation of the Hebrew הצורף from 2014)

Other Press, 2018
All the Rivers
by Dorit Rabinyan

A sweeping affair between a Jewish Israeli woman and a Palestinian man in New York, far from the fraught impossibilities of love in their homelands. Political realities and cultural chasms are always in the background of this beautiful novel, but at heart it is an intimate, touching, and ultimately tragic love story. (Translation of the Hebrew גדר חיה from 2014)

Random House, 2017
A Land Without Borders
by Nir Baram

The impressions of a young novelist and journalist from a year spent in West Bank and East Jerusalem communities. Interviews with settlers, Palestinians, public figures and ordinary people, alongside his own perspective on the current situation and prospects for a future resolution. A disheartening but important read, as Israel approaches 50 years of occupation.

Text Publishing, 2017
  • Long-listed for the JQ Wingate Prize, 2018
A Horse Walks into a Bar
by David Grossman

This short novel unfolds over the course of one final show by a stand-up comedian, one of Grossman’s most brilliant protagonists to date. Although the audience–and the readers–get plenty of laughs, there is an undercurrent of heartache and bitterness that grows more and more unavoidable as the comedian delves into the darkest recesses of his soul. (Translation of the Hebrew סוס אחד נכנס לבר from 2014)

Knopf, 2017
  • Man Booker International Prize, 2017
  • National Jewish Book Award for Fiction, 2017
  • PEN Translation Prize Finalist, 2018
Isra Isle
by Nava Semel

A thought-provoking alternate history based on the true story of Mordecai Manuel Noah, who attempted to found an autonomous Jewish state on Grand Island, NY, in the early 19th century. (Translation of the Hebrew אישראל from 2005.)

Mandel Vilar Press, 2016
Falling Out of Time
by David Grossman

Written in a hybrid form that combines dramatic monologues, prose and poetry, this incredible book is Grossman’s painful attempt to understand the experience of losing a child. The characters, all bereaved parents, exist in a mythical time and place that allows a truly universal exploration of how human beings come to terms with death. (Translation of the Hebrew נופל מחוץ לזמן from 2011)

Knopf, 2014
The Property
by Rutu Modan

Winner of the 2014 Eisner Award for Best New Graphic Novel

A graphic novel about the experiences of a young Israeli woman who takes an ill-conceived trip to Poland with her grandmother and uncovers some family secrets. 

Drawn & Quarterly, 2013
To the End of the Land
by David Grossman

David Grossman’s sweeping yet intimate novel about a mother’s love for her son, and her harrowing experience while he serves in a military operation. Hailed as a masterpiece of Hebrew literature, this outstanding novel is featured on multiple “best of 2010” lists. (Translation of the Hebrew אשה בורחת מבשורה from 2008.)

Knopf, 2010
  • National Jewish Book Award for Fiction, 2010
  • Jewish Quarterly – Wingate Prize, 2011
  • Finalist, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 2010
Eden
by Yael Hedaya

Yael Hedaya was a lead writer of the Israeli television series “Be-Tipul,” which served as the basis for HBO’s “In Treatment.” Her second novel delves into the lives of five residents of an Israeli moshav. (Translation of the Hebrew עדן from 2005.)

Metropolitan Books, 2010
Writing in the Dark
by David Grossman

A collection of essays and talks in which David Grossman considers his evolution as a writer, why and how he writes, and his views on the Israel-Palestine conflict and the toll it takes on both peoples.

Farrar, Straus & Girous. 2008
  • Finalist, PEN Center USA Literary Awards, 2015
The World a Moment Later
by Amir Gutfreund

An epic novel that traces imaginary and real events surrounding the establishment of the State of Israel. Gutfreund employs dark humor and creates memorably tragicomic characters. (Translation of the Hebrew העולם, קצת אחר כך from 2005.)

The Toby Press, 2008
1967: Israel, the War, and the Year that Transformed the Middle East
by Tom Segev

Acclaimed historian Segev gives a detailed account and a fascinating analysis of the events leading up to Israel’s Six-Day War. (Translation of the Hebrew 1967: והארץ שינתה את פניה from 2005.)

Metropolitan Books, 2007
Our Holocaust
by Amir Gutfreund

Gutfreund’s debut novel introduced readers to his bleak sense of humor and wonderfully crafted characters. Two children try to make sense of the Holocaust in this extremely original take on one of Israeli society’s formative experiences. (Translation of the Hebrew שואה שלנו from 2000.)

The Toby Press, 2006
  • Sami Rohr Choice Award, 2007
Accidents
by Yael Hedaya

Hedaya’s debut novel centers around two writers in 1990’s Tel Aviv, as they contend with love and loss, parenthood, and their own aging parents. Hedaya’s insights into the domestic details of these contemporary urban characters is unparalleled in Hebrew literature. (Translation of the Hebrew תאונות from 2001.)

Metropolitan Books, 2005
Her Body Knows
by David Grossman

Two intense novellas narrated in almost claustrophobic prose, exploring jealousy and destructive relationships. (Translation of the Hebrew בגוף אני מבינה from 2002.)

Farrar, Straus & Girous. 2005
  • Koret Jewish Book Award for Fiction, 2006
Bliss
by Ronit Matalon

The tense friendship between two women is at the center of this extraordinary novel, told against the backdrop of the First Intifada. (Translation of the Hebrew שרה, שרה from 2000.)

Metropolitan Books, 2003

Available For Publication:

Stockholm
by Noa Yedlin

A best-selling dark comedy about a group of late-middle-aged professionals who try to keep their friend's death a secret, hoping he will soon be announced a Nobel Prize winner.

(Translation of the Hebrew שטוקהולם from 2016)

complete translation available for publication
Scorpion Dance
by Shifra Horn

The story of a young man’s love for the woman who raised him, whose secrets and true identity he learns only after her death. His memories of their complicated relationship are revived when he falls in love with a young opera singer from Germany, who has come to live in Jerusalem to atone for her sense of historical responsibility.

(Translation of the Hebrew מחול העקרבים from 2012)

complete translation available for publication
A Man Walks Home
by Yoram Eshet-Alkalay

A moving memoir of the author’s devastating experience in the Yom Kippur War (1973) and his remarkable rehabilitation journey. (Translation of the Hebrew אדם הולך הביתה from 2010.)

complete translation available for publication

Published Short Works:

Stories, Screenplays, Essays & Poetry

"Architect" / Boaz Izraeli

Two Lines 31, Fall 2019

"Pineapple Crush" / Etgar Keret

Electric Literature, September 2019

"De Beauvoir and Sartre on the Kibbutz" / Moshe Sakal

World Literature Today, July 2018

Earthwork (excerpt) / Liran Golod

Bellingham Review, Spring 2018

"Infertility" / Yael Ne'eman

Epiphany Magazine, Spring/Summer 2017

(winner of Epiphany's fiction-in-translation contest)

"Instructions for Eating Granny Ora's Kibbeh" / Moshe Sakal

Words Without Borders, May 2017

"Hedgehogs" (excerpt) / Liran Golod

The Literary Review, Fall 2016 Vol. 59/No. 04

Three Flash Fables / Daniel Oz

Bodega Magazine, November 2016

"A Brief History of Death" / Nir Baram

The New Yorker: Page-Turner, November 7, 2016

"Hating Myself for Fearing Hate" / Sayed Kashua

New York Times Opinion Pages, October 31, 2016

"Arctic Lizard" / Etgar Keret

BuzzFeed, October 27, 2016

"Back to School, in a New Country" / Sayed Kashua

New York Times Sunday Review, September 2, 2016

A selection of flash fables / Daniel Oz

Poetry International, August 8, 2016

Seven Flash Fables / Daniel Oz

Denver Quarterly, Vol. 50, No. 2, 2016

“I’m Not Anti-Israel, I’m Ambi-Israel” / Etgar Keret

New York Times Opinion Pages, June 24, 2016

“Guests” / Yael Neeman

The Chattahoochee Review, Spring 2016

"Rock, Paper" (excerpt) / Tomer Gardi

World Literature Today, April 2015

"Nine Fictions" / Daniel Oz

World Literature Today, April 2015

"Mosquito" / Roy Chen

World Literature Today, April 2015

"Master of the Short Story" / Maya Arad

World Literature Today, April 2015

"Readers' Reports" / Yael Ne'eman

World Literature Today, April 2015

"A Tale That Might Have Been Told by Rumi" / Daniel Oz

Flash Fiction Magazine, February 9, 2015

“An Israel Without Illusions” / David Grossman

New York Times Opinion Pages, July 27, 2014

“Sometimes ‘Nazi’ Is the Right Word” / Etgar Keret

New York Times Opinion Pages, January 17, 2014

“Omsk” / Maya Arad 

JewishFiction.net, April 2013

“Trieste” / Amir Gutfreund

JewishFiction.net, April 2013

Seven Stories / Alex Epstein

Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, Vol. 6, No.1, Oct. 2012

“The Throne” / Youval Shimoni

Denver Quarterly, Vol. 47, No. 1, 2012

“A Mustache for My Son” / Etgar Keret

New York Times Sunday Magazine – February 26, 2012

 

“Bemusement Park” / Etgar Keret

Tablet Magazine, November 22, 2011

 

“Israel’s Streets of Hope Can Reclaim Nation” / Etgar Keret

Financial Times – August 8, 2011 (only registered users can view article)

 

“Runner” / David Grossman

Jewish Quarterly (Summer 2011)

 

“Time Capsule” / Assaf Gavron

Magazine of the German Federal Cultural Foundation (Spring/Summer 2011)

 

“The Congress” / Ari Folman

Screenplay (2013)

 

“Tel Aviv Broadcast” / Etgar Keret

New York Times Sunday Magazine – February 18, 2011

 

“Lies We Tell” / Etgar Keret

Tablet Magazine – February 18, 2011

 

Excerpt from The Life of Elyakum / Benjamin Tammuz

Foreign Policy, May 2010 (special translation project)

 

“How Old is the Queen of England?” / Agur Schiff

Words Without Borders: The Online Magazine for International Literature, September 2009 (short story)

 

“There’s Lots to See” / Agur Schiff

Two Lines XV, Spring 2008 (short story)

 

“Blessed are the Merciful, For They Shall Obtain Mercy” / Agur Schiff

Zeek: A Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture, November 2007 (short story)

 

“Shadow Play” / Amir Gutfreund

Zeek: A Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture, May 2007 (short story)

 

“Protection” / Moshe Ron

Zeek: A Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture, January 2007 (short story)

 

“The Eternal Invalid and the Beloved” / Hanoch Levin

Words Without Borders, December 2006 (novella)

 

The Other Israel: Voices of Refusal and Dissent / Roane Carey & Jonathan Shainin, Eds.

The New Press, 2002 (introduction and essay)

 

Three poems / Yehonatan Geffen

Beacons 6, The American Literary Translators Association, Winter 2000 (poetry)

Essays and Interviews

"Equine Ambles into a Watering Hole: An Interview with Jessica Cohen" - Jewish Review of Books, June 12, 2018

"A Conversation with Man Booker International Prize Winner Jessica Cohen" ATA Chronical, May 2018

3 Questions - Santa Fe Reporter, November 7, 2017

Man Booker International Prize interview - April 19, 2017

Man Booker International Prize Q&A - Words Without Borders, April 14, 2017

"Translating Humor: Jessica Cohen Gets Jokes to Land in Second Language"

Asymptote - March 16, 2017

"In Conversation with Ricardo Moldonado"

Podium - Unterberg Poetry Center Literary Journal, Issue 14

"The Hebrew Translator on Translation"

Jewish Book Council, April 19, 2012