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Shaham, Nathan

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Nathan Shaham (b. 1925, Tel Aviv, Israel) has been a member of Kibbutz Beit Alfa since 1945. He served with the elite Palmach unit in Israel's 1948 War of Independence. Shaham began publishing in 1944. He was Israel's cultural attaché in New York from 1977 to 1980 and a former vice-chairman of the Israel Broadcasting Authority. He is currently editor-in-chief of Sifriat Poalim Publishing House. Shaham, well known for his dramatic and prose writing, has received several literary awards, including the Bialik Prize and the American National Jewish Book Award for Fiction.

Books Published in Hebrew

  • Grain and Lead (novel), Sifriat Poalim, 1948 [Dagan Ve-Oferet]
  • The Gods Are Lazy (novel), Sifriat Poalim, 1949 [Ha-Elim Atzelim]
  • They'll Arrive Tomorrow (play), Sifriat Poalim, 1949 [Hem Yagyu Mahar]
  • Call Me Siomka (play), Sifriat Poalim, 1950 [Kra Li Siomka]
  • Always Us (novel), Sifriat Poalim, 1952 [Tamid Anahnu]
  • A Stone on the Well's Mouth (novel), Sifriat Poalim, 1956 [Even Al Pi Ha-Be'er]
  • Veterans' Housing (stories), Sifriat Poalim, 1958 [Shikun Vatikim]
  • The Wisdom of the Poor (novel), Sifriat Poalim, 1960 [Hochmat Ha-Misken]
  • Citrus Scent (novel), Sifriat Poalim, 1962 [Reyah Hadarim]
  • The Journey to the Land of Kush (travel), Massada, 1962 [Masah Le-Eretz Kush]
  • The Book of Portraits, Sifriat Poalim, 1968 [Sefer ha-Diokanaot]
  • First Person Plural (novel), Sifriat Poalim, 1968 [Guf Rishon Rabim]
  • Round Trip (novel), Am Oved, 1972 [Haloch Ve-Shov]
  • Witness for the King (novel), Am Oved, 1975 [Ed Ha-Melech]
  • Talk to the Wind (novel), Sifriat Poalim, 1975 [Daber El Ha-Ruah]
  • The Other Side of the Wall (novellas), Am Oved, 1978 [Kirot Etz Dakim]
  • Green Autumn (stories), Sifriat Poalim, 1979 [Stav Yarok]
  • Bone to the Bone (novel), Am Oved, 1981 [Etzem El Atzmo]
  • Still Silent Voice (novel), Sifriat Poalim, 1983 [Demamah Dakah]
  • Mountain and Home (non-fiction), Sifriat Poalim, 1984 [Ha-Har Ve Ha-Bayit]
  • The Streets of Ashkelon (novellas), Am Oved, 1985 [Hutzot Ashkelon]
  • Four in One Bar, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1987 [Arba Be-Teivah Ahat]
  • The Rosendorf Quartet (novel), Am Oved, 1987 [Reviyat Rosendorf]
  • Sealed Book, Sifriat Poalim, 1988 [Sefer Hatum]
  • They'll Arrive Tomorrow (play), Or-Am, 1989 [Hem Yagyu Mahar]
  • New Account (play), Or-Am, 1989 [Heshbon Hadash]
  • The Desert Generation (non-fiction), Sifriat Poalim, 1991 [Dor Ha-Midbar]
  • Series (novel), Am Oved, 1992 [Sidra]
  • Hot Dogs (stories), Sifriat Poalim, 1993 [Naknikiot Hamot]
  • The Heart of Tel Aviv (novel), Am Oved, 1996 [Lev Tel Aviv]
  • Expect a Letter (stories), Sifriat Poalim, 1999 [Michtav Ba-Derech]
  • Rosendorf's Shadow (novel), Am Oved, 2001 [Tzilo Shel Rosendorf]

Performed Plays

  • They'll Arrive Tomorrow (Cameri, 1950)
  • Call Me Siomka (Cameri, 1950)
  • New Account (Cameri, 1954)
  • Four Eyes and a Pencil (Zuta, 1961)
  • Cost Price (Zuta, 1961)
  • The Bicycle (Bimat Hakkibutz, 1963)
  • They'll Be Here Tomorrow (play)
  • The Anglers (play)
  • Missing Persons (play)

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