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israeli literature

Hardboiled Mystery Novels, Israeli-Style

The Man Bringing Hardboiled Mystery Novels to Israel

By On November 18, 2015

When you think of Israeli fiction, you probably don’t think of hardboiled mysteries—you know, the hard-edged, alcohol-soaked whodunits writers like Hammett and Chandler built an institution out of. Dror Mishani is interested… Read More


The Controversial Israeli Poet Who Was Almost Overlooked

By On November 24, 2014

“…by the power of my yearnings/ I am in the family./ And if I will not yearn,/ I am not in the family.” So wrote Avot Yeshurun (1904-1992), an Israeli poet who… Read More

"My Cruel Land": A Poet's View of Loss

“My Cruel Land”: An Israeli Poet Discovers Loss

By On September 5, 2014

  For most of Israel’s existence, the land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea has been discussed as the site of human conflict. But with the poem that opens the latest… Read More

The Retrospective

Bad Israeli Blood in a Holy Spanish City

By On May 29, 2014

In master novelist A.B. Yehoshua’s most recent book, The Retrospective (published in Israel in 2011), Yair Moses, an aging Israeli film director, arrives in the holy city of Santiago de Compostela for a retrospective of his… Read More


Kosher Pajamas and Cosmetic Surgery in Ritzy Tel Aviv

By On November 7, 2013

What do cosmetic shoulder blade surgery, flak jackets made of spider silk, high-end shopping sprees as a stage of grief, and The Twilight Zone‘s Rod Serling have in common? Nothing, perhaps, but their convergence in Textile,… Read More


Putting the Book in Facebook

By On March 9, 2012

Alex Epstein left the Soviet Union at the age of 8, in 1979, and settled with his parents in Israel. Now he’s the author of seven books in Hebrew (two have been translated into English), and a recipient of… Read More