A Stanford/Ben Gurion Conference in Honor of Sami Michael

Sami Michael



  • Koret Foundation
  • Stanford Language Center
  • Abbasi Program for Islamic Studies, Stanford University
  • Marian & Abe Sofaer
  • Mediterranean Forum, Stanford University
  • American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • Israel Center, San Francisco - as part of Israeli Pages - a year of Hebrew literature in the Bay Area
  • Consulate General of Israel in SF - as part of Israeli Pages - a year of Hebrew literature in the Bay Area

Conference Committee:

Vered Shemtov (Stanford University), Yigal Schwartz (Heksherim and Ben Gurion University of the Negev), Batya Shimoni (Ben Gurion University) and Nitza Ben Dov (Haifa University).

Image from: The Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature







Sami Michael:

Victoria, Sami Michael - special edition published for the conference

Books Published in Hebrew:

  • All Men Are Equal, But Some Are More (novel), Am Oved, 1974 [Shavim Ve-Shavim Yoter]
  • Storm Among the Palms (youth), Am Oved, 1975 [Sufah Ben Ha-Dekalim]
    Refuge (novel), Am Oved, 1977 [Hasut]
  • A Handful of Fog (novel), Am Oved, 1979 [Hofen Shel Arafel]
  • Tin Shacks and Dreams (youth), Am Oved, 1979 [Pahonim Ve-Halomot]
    These Are the Tribes of Israel (non-fiction), Am Oved, 1984 [Ele Shivtei Israel]
  • A Trumpet in the Wadi (novel), Am Oved, 1987 [Hatzotzrah Ba-Wadi]
  • Love Among the Palms (youth), Domino, 1990 [Ahavah Bein Ha-Dekalim]
  • Victoria (novel), Am Oved, 1993
  • Brown Devils (youth), Yediot Aharonot, 1993 [Shedim Humim]
  • Unbounded Ideas (non-fiction), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2000 [Gvulot Ha-Ruach]
  • The Third Wing (novella), Keter, 2000 [Ha-Kanaf Ha-Shlishit]
  • The Israel Experience (non-fiction), Sifriat Maariv, 2001 [Ha-Chavaia Ha-Israelit]
  • Water Kissing Water, Am Oved, 2001 [Maim Noshkim Le-Maim]
  • Pigeons at Trafalgar Square (novel), Am Oved, 2005 [Yonim Be-Trafalgar]

For a list of books in translation click here





The conference is cosponsored by the Israel Project at Taube Center for Jewish Studies, Stanford University with support from the Koret Foundation and by Heksherim, The Research Center for Jewish and Israeli Literature and Culture, Ben Gurion University of the Negev with assistance of The Caesarea Edmond de Rothschild Foundation.