Hebrew Literature Series

The Hebrew Literature Series at Dalkey Archive Press makes available major works of Hebrew-language literature in English translation. Featuring exceptional authors at the forefront of Hebrew letters, the series aims to introduce the rich intellectual and aesthetic diversity of contemporary Hebrew writing and culture to English-language readers.

This series is published in collaboration with the Office of Cultural Affairs at the Consulate General of Israel, NY. Thanks are also due to the Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature for their support.

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  • Sale! A Room

    A Room
    ( pb )

    $21.00 $16.80

    Hailed from publication as one of the finest novels ever written in Hebrew, A Room is in the league of Gravity’s Rainbow or The Recognitions: a monumental, subversive classic of twentieth-century literature.

    “A spellbinding, underground novel, a masterpiece.” —TGV (Switzerland)


  • Sale! Lily la Tigresse

    Lily la Tigresse
    ( Paperback / softback )

    $15.50 $12.40

    The hilarious second novel from actress and bestselling novelist Alona Kimhi holds up a comically warped mirror to contemporary Israel, as well as the very notion of “chick lit.”


  • Sale! netanya

    Netanya
    ( Paperback / softback )

    $15.00 $12.00

    Netanya is a fascinating blend of reminiscence, fiction, and amateur science, seeking to convey not only a personal story but the big picture in which the saga of life on Earth and of the stars that surround it have the same status as anecdotes about one’s aunts and uncles. With a tip of the hat to W. G. Sebald and Yoel Hoffmann, Netanya seeks to transform human history into an intimate family story, and demonstrates how the mind at play can bring a little warmth into a cold universe.


  • Sale! 15647100907180L

    Motti
    ( Paperback / softback )

    $13.95 $11.16

    An unassuming, unambitious man named Motti, who owns a dog named Laika, has a good friend named Menachem. Motti is the very picture of inertia, until, one night, a drunk Menachem, driving home from a bar with Motti, runs over a woman and kills her.


  • Sale! 15647100343730L

    Life On Sandpaper
    ( Paperback / softback )

    $15.95 $12.76

    In terse prose, inspired by the associative and breathless drive of bebop, Kaniuk’s memories race between the ecstatic devotion of his beloved Harlem jazz clubs, to the volcanic gush of passion, pain, art, and drugs that was Greenwich Village.


  • Sale! 15647100386900L

    Kin
    ( Paperback / softback )

    $14.00 $11.20

    Emil, the unwanted child of two young parents, is adopted by Yoel and Leah, a childless couple. Yet, as the years pass, it becomes clear that Emil doesn’t bear much resemblance to the parents who’ve loved and raised him . . .


  • Sale! 15647100386900L1

    Kin
    ( Hardback )

    $20.00 $16.00

    Emil, the unwanted child of two young parents, is adopted by Yoel and Leah, a childless couple. Yet, as the years pass, it becomes clear that Emil doesn’t bear much resemblance to the parents who’ve loved and raised him . . .


  • Sale! 15647100077420L

    Homesick
    ( Paperback / softback )

    $15.95 $12.76

    Moving from character to character, perspective to perspective, Homesick is a complex and moving portrait of parallel lives and failing love in a time of permanent war… A bestseller in Israel, this is the first U.S. edition.


  • Sale! 15647100556140L

    Heatwave and Crazy Birds
    ( Paperback / softback )

    $15.95 $12.76

    When her archeologist father died, Loya Kaplan left Israel seemingly for good, severing all ties to her past. She returns now to a country that has become alien to her, and the house where she was raised, filled with relics of her past and her family.


  • Sale! 15647100303390L

    Dolly City
    ( Paperback / softback )

    $13.95 $11.16

    In the midst of a futuristic-primitive metropolis, the accumulation of all our urban nightmares, Doctor Dolly (certified by the University of Katmandu) finds a newborn baby in a black plastic bag . . .