25th Jerusalem International Book Fair Program

Photo: Yossi Cohen

The 25th Jerusalem International Book Fair will take place from February 20 – 25, 2011 at the Jerusalem International Convention Center (ICC – Binyaney HaUma). Entrance to the Fair is free and the events listed below are open to the public (events in English & English translation provided are in bold) – seating is limited, entrance is on a space-available basis & the schedule is subject to change without notice:

Monday, February 21, 2011

11:00-12:00 “Poetics & Semiotics”. Meeting with Prof. Solomon Marcus (Romania) English. Literary Café

12:30 – 13:30 “Aharon Appelfeld as a Postmodern Writer”. The writer and researcher Dr. Ketzia Alon (Israel) meets the writer Aharon Appelfeld (Israel). Hebrew. Literary Café

13:30 – 15:00 Open Lecture on Russian literature “Literary Criticism Project “100 Poets”. Moderator  Dmitry Bak (Russia). Russian (with parallel English translation). Russian stand

15:00 – 15:45 “Intimate Conversation”. Prof. Michael P. Kramer (Israel) meets the writer Robert Cohen (USA) English. Literary Café

15:00 – 15:30 Contemporary Romanian Theatre: “Stop the Tempo!” by Gianina Cărbunariu. A dramatic reading by students of the Romanian language course at the Romanian Cultural Institute in Tel Aviv and other volunteers (Israel). Moderator: Gabriela Ştefan (Romania). Hebrew. Teddy Hall D

15:30 – 16:30 Reading from the volume Reverse Counting, Vremea P.H., Bucharest, 2010. Madelaine Davidsohn (Romania/Israel) Moderator: Ioan Ştiubea-journalist (Israel), Ana Andreescu (Romania). Romanian, Hebrew. Romanian stand

16:00 – 16:45 “The Prisoner of Tehran” – A Personal and Feminine Story. The film director Anat Zuria (“Tehora”, “Mekudeshet”) meets the writer Marina Nemat (Canada) about her book “The Prisoner of Tehran”. English. Literary Café

16:00 – 17:00 Story reading with Gali Segev (Israel). Hebrew. Ages: from 4 to 7. Children’s World.

16:30 – 17:30 Presentation of the volume “Hebrew Fairy Tales Anthology”, edited by CNI Coresi, Bucharest 2010 Moderator: Laura Maria Albani (Romania). Romanian, English Romanian stand

17:00 – 18:00 “Greetings and Kisses to All” – The story of Anne Frank’s family. With the writer Mirjam Pressler (Germany) and Buddy and Gerti Elias (Switzerland, Anne Frank’s cousin). German/ Hebrew simultaneous translation. Literary Café

17:00-18:00 Encounters with famous teenager writer – Leat Rotner (Israel). Hebrew.
Ages: from 10 to 15. Children’s World

17:00 – 19:00 “Leaders of the Yishuv during the Shoah”. Prof. Dan Laor, “Natan Alterman and the Shoah”, Prof. Aviva Halamish, “Meir Ya’ari and the Shoah”, Prof. Dina Porat, Session Chair, “David Ben-Gurion and the Shoah”. Hebrew. Teddy Hall D.

17:30 – 18:30 Open conversation “Il futuro del libro”. Angelo Pezzana (Italy). Italian. Italian stand

17.30 – 18.30 Meeting with Galila Ron-Feder. Moderator: Modan Publishing. Hebrew.
Tzomet-Sfarim Stand

18:00 – 19:00 You’ll Like Germany”. Autobiography by Rafael Seligmann. Rafael Seligmann (Germany). Moderator René Strien, Aufbau Verlag (Germany). German. Foyer Teddy Hall

18.15 – 19.15 “History and Reality”. The writer Nir Baram (Israel) about his book “Good People” and the writer Andrzej Bart (Poland) about his book “Fly’s Factory”. Moderator: the writer Sarah Blau. Polish and Hebrew translation. Literary Café

18: 30 – 19.15 Reading French authors: a workshop created by “Vice Versa bookshop” (Atelier de lecture à voix haute). Danièle Kriegel and her class (all France-Israel). French. French stand

19.30 – 20.30. 
“First novel but not at all first book: Laurent Cohen’s book : SOL – Actes Sud publisher”. Laurent Cohen (France-Israël). French. French stand

19.30 – 20.30 “A Real Fiction – Writing on Crime and Criminals in Italy and Israel”. The writer Liad Shoham (Israel) meets the writers Gianrico Carofiglio and Carlo Lucarelli (Italy). Moderator: Dr. Claudia Rosenzweig. English. Literary Café

19:30 – 21:00 “Shem’s Language in Yaakov’s Tents”- Jewish classical texts in Russian translations. Andrew Grafov (Russia), Meir Levinov, Shlomo Krol, Uri Kamyshov, Yaakov Sinichkin, Dov Kontorer, Menachem Yaglom, Michael Yakhilevich (all Israel). Moderator: Boruch Gorin (Russia). Russian. Teddy Hall D

21.00 – 22.00 “The Day Before Happiness”. The writer Erri De Luca (Italy) meets his friend the chef Rafi Adar (Israel) about his book “The Day Before Happiness”; and about love, music & Napoli. Italian and Hebrew. Literary Café

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

10:00 – 12:00 Galaade Editions and ITHl present: Sisters, not enemies: Telling the story of Jews and Arabs in Israel in another voice. Conversation between Annette Levy-Willard and Avirama Golan, author of Lettres à ma sœur palestinienne (Galaade Éditions, Paris, France, to be published in April 2011). Avirama Golan (Israel). Moderator: Annette Levy-Willard (France). English. Teddy Hall D

10:00 – 12:30 Symposium on E-Publishing and its Cultural Aspects.
In cooperation with Publishers Association of Israel. Sponsored by Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck. With special thanks to Dr. Yossi Vardi and Prof. Yoav Yair.

10:00-11:00 Panel I: “The Digital Age – A New Definition of Publishing?”
Santiago de la Mora (UK), Steven Greenberg (USA) and Guy Rolnik (Israel). Moderator: Dr. Yossi Vardi (Israel). English. Dulzin Hall A

11:30-12:30 Panel II: “Education in a Digital World” Laurie Racine (USA), Dr. Yosi Ben-Dov (Israel), Shai Reshef (Israel), Gila Ben-Har (Israel). Moderator: Prof. Yoav Yair (Israel). English. Dulzin Hall A

11:00-12:00 “A Dark Chapter – An Enlightened Literature”. The writers Filip Florian (Romania),Tomas Zmeskal (Czech Republic) and Petra Hulova (Czech Republic). Moderator: Noa Manheim (Israel). English. Literary Café

12:15 – 13:15 “On the Book Shelf between Torino and Jerusalem”. The writer David Eherlich (Israel) meets the writer Angelo Pezzana (Italy). English. Literary Café

14:00 – 17:00 General Assembly, Book Publishers Association of Israel. Hebrew. Dulzin Hall A

15:00 – 16:30 Presentation of the new book “Replaced Windows” by Inna Lisnyanskaya. Russian. Russian stand

16:00 – 17:00 Book Presentation: The Teilachers. Michel Bergmann (Germany). Moderator: Nikolaus Hansen. German. Foyer Teddy Hall

16:00 – 17:00 “Half Brother”. The writer Amichai Shalev (Israel) meets the writer Lars Saabye Christensen (Norway), about his book “Half Brother” and contemporary literature in Scandinavia. English. Literary Café

17:00 – 18:00 Publisher’s Stories: Dr. Susanne Schüssler (Wagenbach Publisher), Antje Kunstmann (Publisher), Dr. Thomas Sparr (Suhrkamp),  René Strien (Aufbau), Nikolaus Hansen, Arche (all Germany), Avram Kantor (Hakibbutz Hameuchad-Sifriat Poalim, Israel), Israel Carmel (Publisher, Israel). Moderator: Stefan Weidle – The Kurt Wolff Foundation (Germany). English. Foyer Teddy Hall

17.00 – 18.00 “Shalev & Abulafia Create Books for Children (and their parents) “. Meir Shalev (Israel) speaks about children’s books with his partner the illustrator Yossi Abulafia (Israel). Hebrew. Literary Café

17:00-18:00 Encounters with famous comics illustrator – Uri Fink (Israel). Hebrew. Ages: from 6 to 26. Children’s World

17:00 – 19:00 Symposium on Conflict Resolution: Politics & Literary Representation.
Sponsored by Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck.
With special thanks to Prof. Shlomo Avineri.
Dubravka Ugresic (Croatia/ Netherlands), Victor Erofeyev (Russia), László  Garaczi (Hungary), Adam Michnik (Poland), Enrique Krauze  (Mexico), Prof. Fania Oz-Salzberger (Israel). Moderator: Prof. Shlomo Avineri (Israel). English. Dulzin Hall B

18:30 – 19:30  “Franz Kafka and the Unexpected Reader”. Prof. Galili Shahar (Israel) meets Prof. Dr. Klaus Wagenbach (Germany). English. Literary Café

19.00 – 20.00 Launch – Yehuda Berg’s new book in Hebrew. Yehuda Berg (USA). Moderator: Zeev Zoberman – The Kabbalah Center TLV (Israel). English/Hebrew. Tzomet-Sfarim Stand

19:30 – 20:30 Book Presentation: Berthold Beitz – The Biography. Keynote by Ambassador Dr. Dr. h.c. Harald Kindermann. Joachim Käppner (Author, Germany), Irena Steinfeldt (Dept. Righteous Among the Nations, Yad Vashem, Israel), Moderator: Elisabeth Ruge (Berlin Verlag, Germany). English. Foyer Teddy Hall

17.00 – 18.00 “Famous French writer Pierre Assouline presents: VIES DE JOB, his new book – Gallimard publishing”. Pierre Assouline (France), Moderator: Roselyne Dery (Israel/France). French. French Stand

18.00 – 19.00 “A new publication in French of Israeli writer Mira Maguen: L’avenir nous le dira, Anna – Mercure de France publisher”. Mira Maguen (France), Roselyne Déry (Israel). Hebrew – French. French Stand

18:00 – 19:00 Open Conversation. Gianrico Carofiglio (Italy). Italian stand

19.00 – 19.30 Signature: Pierre Assouline : Vies de Job –  Gallimard publishing; Michal Govrin:  Sur le vif – Sabine Wespieser publisher. French Stand

19.30 – 21.30 “100 Candles for GALLIMARD Publisher”. Antoine Gallimard (France), Pierre Assouline (France), Jean Mattern (France), Maylis de Kerangal (France), Amos Oz, Zeruya Shalev, Alona Kimhi, Zev Birger (all Israel). French – Hebrew. Teddy Hall D

19:30 – 21:00 Round Table – Focus on Issues of Modern Literature. Lyudmila Ulitskaya (Russia), Meir Shalev, Etgar Keret (both Israel). Moderator: Linor Goralik (Israel). Hebrew, Russian (with parallel English translation). Dulzin Hall A

20:00 – 21:00 “Conversation for Two”. The Jerusalem Prize winner, the writer Ian McEwan (UK) meets the writer Meir Shalev (Israel). English. Literary Café

21:15 – 22:00 “Two Languages, Two Stories”. The writer and editor Dror Mishani (Israel) meets the writer Sayed Kashua (Israel). Hebrew. Literary Café

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

09:30 – 13.00 Librarian Day. Organized by Ministry of Culture and Sport, Cultural Directorate – Libraries Department, in association with the Israeli Center for Libraries. Dulzin Hall A

11.00 – 12.00 Czesław Miłosz and Abraham Sutzkever: Two Poets of the Lost Vilnius”. Poet, essayist and editor Krzysztof Czyżewsky (Poland) meets Prof.  David G. Roskies (Israel). Moderator: Literary critic and translator Dr. Mindaugas Kvietkauskas (Lithuania). From the Play:”Twins” – the actress: Hadas Kalderon (Sutzkever’s granddaughter), violin: Chaya Livni, music: Daniel Galay, director: Dorona Ben-Dor. English. Literary Café

12:00 – 19:00 Momedia, organized by CET (Centre for Educational Technology in Israel) and the Stiftung Lesen (Germany). Dulzin Hall B

12.30 – 13.30 “On Grand Russian Literature “. The writer David Marakish (Israel) meets the writer Victor Erofeyev (Russia). Russian and Hebrew. Literary Café

15:00 – 15:30  Literary Landscapes I: Poetry from Jerusalem. Lyris Kreis Jerusalem (rainStein, Germany). German. Foyer Teddy Hall

15:30 – 16:15 Literary Landscapes II: Poetry from Bukovina& Bratislava. Tuvia Rübner, Ilana Shmueli, Manfred Winkler (all Israel). Moderator: Frank Schablewski (Germany). German. Foyer Teddy Hall

16:00 – 17:00 “On the Hidden and the Revealed”. Prof. Moshe Idel (Israel) meets Prof. Andrei Oişteanu (Romania). English. Literary Café

16:15 – 17:00 Literary Landscapes III: Poetry from Berlin. Jan Wagner (Berlin, Germany). Moderator: Lorenz Wesemann (Germany). German. Foyer Teddy Hall

17:00 – 18:00 “Longing, Memory and Home”. The writer Alex Epstein (Israel) meets the writer Jenny Erpenbeck (Germany). Moderator: Shiri Lev-Ari (Israel). English. Literary Café

17:00 – 18:30 Book launch – Shvo 22-23 ; Poetry Magazine  with Poets of Even Hoshen Press and Guest (Israel). Moderator: Uzi Agassi (Israel). Hebrew. Teddy D Hall

17:00-18:00 Tzomet-Sfarim welcomes Ronny Someck (Israel). Hebrew. Tzomet-Sfarim Stand

18.00 – 19.00 “Berliner Runde”. The artist Claire Waffel (Berlin), the writer Jenny Erpenbeck (Berlin), the writer and publisher Prof. Dr. Klaus Wagenbach (Berlin), the poet Jan Wagner (Berlin), the writer Arye Shalicar (Berlin/Jerusalem), Prof. Fania Oz-Salzberger (Israel), Ambassador Dr. Dr. h.c. Harald Kindermann (Germany). Moderator:  Thomas Sparr (Germany). English. Literary Café

18:00 – 19:00 Authors’ Book Signing, Svetlana Shenbrunn, Yulia Viner, Daniel Kluger. Russian stand

18:00 – 19:00 Presentation of the book:  Un giorno perfetto. Melania Mazzucco (Italy). Italian. Italian Stand

18:00 – 18:45 Reading from the volume “Motley”, Paralela 45, Pitesti, Romania, 2010 Riri Manor-writer, author of the book (Romania/Israel). Moderator: Zoltan Terner (Israel), Ana Andreescu (Romania). Romanian, English and Hebrew. Romanian stand

18:45 – 19:30 Reading from the volume “A man from the East”, Tractus Arte p.h., Bucharest, 2010. Ioan Grosan-writer, author of the book (Romania) Moderator: Zoltan Terner (Israel), Ana Andreescu (Romania). Romanian, English and Hebrew. Romanian stand

19.00 – 19.45 “Passion for Life – Passion for Death”. The writer Yoram Meltzer (Israel) meets the writers Jesus Ferrero and Fernando Iwasaki (Spain). English. Literary Café

19.00 – 20.30 “Writers from Israel – abroad frontiers. Launching of new Israeli books published in France of Benny Barbash and Yehoshua Kenaz”. Benny Barbash (Israel) and “association of Israeli writers in French language”. French – Hebrew. French Stand

19:30 – 20:30 Meeting Michael Krueger, 2011 Friend of Jerusalem Awardee (Author, Poet, Publisher – Hanser, Germany). German. Foyer Teddy Hall

19:30 – 21:00 Wonders, miracles and the art of Jewish tales (following in the footsteps of the book “In Praise of Besht” and the anthology “Stories about Baal Shem Tov” by Shai Agnon). Michael Weisskopf, Sergey Goizman, Michael Kravtsov, Dinah Rubina (all Israel). Moderator: Menachem Yaglom (Israel). Russian. Teddy Hall D

20.30 – 21.00 Signature: Benny Barbash : Little big bang  – Zulma publishing. French Stand

20:30 – 21:30 “Conversation for Two”. The writer Prof. Umberto Eco (Italy) meets the writer A.B. Joshua (Israel). English. Literary Café

Thursday, February 24, 2011

11.00 – 11.45 Oren Nahari (Israel) meets the writer Guy-Philippe Goldstein (France) about his book “Babel Minute Zéro”. English. Literary Café

12.00 – 12:45 “A Personal Japan”. Oren Nahari (Israel) meets Prof. Ben-Ami Shiloni (Israel) about his latest book. Hebrew. Literary Café

13:00 – 13:30 “Language, Ritual and Poetics in Ancient India”. Dr. Yohanan Grinshpon (Isarel) meets Prof. David Shulman (Israel) about his latest book. Hebrew. Literary Café

13:00 – 14:30 Debate on the book “Narcotics in Romanian Culture. History, Religion and Literature”. Andrei Oisteanu (Romania). Moderator: Gina Pana (Romania). Romanian. Romanian stand

15:00 – 17:00 Authors’ Book Signing, Olesya Nikolayeva, Jleg Chukhontsev, Maxim Amelin, Dmitry Bak. Russian stand

16:00 – 17:00 “What’s Left?”. The researcher Bilha Ben Eliyahu (Israel) meets the writer Eli Amir (Israel) about his latest book. Hebrew. Literary Café

17.00 – 18.00 “The Changing Jewish Kitchen – Is Jewish food still Jewish food and what is it?” Joan Nathan (USA), Gil Hovav (Israel), Israel Aharoni (Israel). Moderator: Mark Furstenberg (USA). English. Literary Café

17:00 – 18:00 Tell it to me! Vanessa Fogel (Israel/Germany). Moderator: Nadine Meyer. German. Foyer Teddy Hall

17:00-18:00 Encounters with very famous children writer – Smadar Shir (Israel). Hebrew. Ages: from 6 to 9. Children’s World

17:30 – 18:30 Open Conversation, Sveva Casati Modignani (Italy). Italian stand

18:00 – 19:00  “Secrets & Lies”. Writers Moshe Sakal (Israel), Sami Bardugo (Israel) and Almog Behar (Israel). Moderator: Dror Mishani (Israel). Hebrew. Literary Café

18.00 – 19.00 “Launching of last book of the French writer Jean Mattern : De lait et de miel – Sabine Wespiser publishing”. Jean Mattern (France), Roselyne Déry (France-Israel). French. French stand

19:00 – 19.30 Signature: Jean-Christophe Rufin : Katiba – Flammarion publishing. French Stand

19:00 – 19:45 Contemporary Romanian Theatre: “Aliens with Extraordinary Skills” by Saviana Stănescu. A dramatic reading by students of the Romanian language course at the Romanian Cultural Institute in Tel Aviv (Israel) and other volunteers (Israel). Moderator: Gabriela Ştefan (Romania). Hebrew. Teddy Hall D

19.15 – 20.00 “Lashon Hakodesh” – Foreign Language?”. Avraham Burg (Israel) meets the writer Haim Beer (Israel). Hebrew. Literary Café

20.30 – 21.30  “The Sun King”. The Knesset Member Daniel Ben-Simon (Israel) meets Jean-Christophe Rufin (France) – writer, doctor and the president of Action Against Hunger and one of the founders of Médecins Sans Frontières. French and Hebrew. Literary Café

20:30-21:30 Tzomet-Sfarim welcomes Avraham Burg (Israel). Hebrew/English. Tzomet-Sfarim Stand


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