Tag Archives: Israel

Review: Simantov by Asaf Ashery

translated by Marganit Weinberger-Rotman original publication (in Hebrew): 2020 first English edition: 2020, Angry Robot grab a copy here or through your local independent bookstore or library One of the fascinating things about contemporary Hebrew SFT is that it includes a subset of novels that smash together the detective genre and biblical themes. Books like

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Out This Month: August

COLLECTIONS   3 Streets by Yoko Tawada, translated from the Japanese by Margaret Mitsutani (New Directions, August 16) The always astonishing Yoko Tawada here takes a walk on the supernatural side of the street. In “Kollwitzstrasse,” as the narrator muses on former East Berlin’s new bourgeois health food stores, so popular with wealthy young people,

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Hebrew SFT: Anthologies

Zion’s Fiction: A Treasury of Israeli Speculative Literature, eds. Sheldon Teitelbaum and Emanuel Lottem (Mandel-Vilar Press, 2018). “This anthology showcases the best Israeli science fiction and fantasy literature published since the 1980s. The stories included come from Hebrew, Russian, and English-language sources, and include well-known authors such as Shimon Adaf, Pesach (Pavel) Amnuel, Gail Hareven,

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Hebrew SFT: An Overview

Overview SFT from Israel is wonderfully diverse, with science fiction, fantasy, magical realism, and everything in between. Acclaimed authors like Shimon Adaf, Orly Castel-Bloom, Etgar Keret, Dror Burstein, Ofir Touche Gafla, and Nir Yaniv move easily among genres, blurring boundaries and creating ever-more creative and unexpected stories. Certain themes–nationhood, identity, memory, trauma, family, religion–recur throughout

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Yardenne Greenspan on Translating Shimon Adaf

  I’ve been reading the absolutely fantastic Lost Detective trilogy by Shimon Adaf and had the chance to ask its talented translator, Yardenne Greenspan, about her thoughts on translation and on Adaf’s work. Enjoy!         I’ve often been asked how I approach translating different genres, tones, or styles of writing, and I’m

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Review: The World of the End by Ofir Touché Gafla

Hebrew title: עולם הסוף translated by Mitch Ginsburg Tor Books June 25, 2013 368 pages grab a copy here or or through your local independent bookstore or library The World of the End reminds me of the TARDIS: both are larger on the inside than their outside would suggest. By “inside” and “outside,” in terms

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