For Further Reading: A Booklist of Contemporary Hebrew Writing


Dror Burstein, tr. Todd Hasak-Lowy
(Dalkey Archive Press, 2013)


Lies, First PersonLies, First Person

Gail Hareven, tr. Dalya Bilu
(Open Letter, 2015)



Yoel Hoffmann, tr. Peter Cole
(New Directions, 2015)


Second Person SingularSecond Person Singular

Sayed Kashua, tr. Mitch Ginsburg
(Grove Press, 2012)


The Sound of Our StepsThe Sound of Our Steps

Ronit Matalon, tr. Dalya Bilu
(Metropolitan Books, 2015)


Poets on the EdgePoets on the Edge: An Anthology of Contemporary Hebrew Poetry

tr. Tsipi Keller
(SUNY Press, 2008)


In the Illuminated DarkIn the Illuminated Dark: Selected Poems of Tuvia Ruebner

Tuvia Ruebner, tr. Rachel Tzvia Back
(Hebrew Union College Press, 2014)


Late Beauty: Poems by Tuvia RuebnerLate Beauty: Poems by Tuvia Ruebner

Tuvia Ruebner, tr. Lisa Katz & Shahar Bram
(Zephyr Press, 2015)


Tel Aviv NoirTel Aviv Noir 

ed. Etgar Keret & Assaf Gavron, tr. Yardenne Greenspan
(Akashic Books, 2014)


With An Iron PenWith an Iron Pen: Twenty Years of Hebrew Protest Poetry

ed. Tal Nitzan & Rachel Tzvia Back
(SUNY Press, 2009)


Jessica Cohen translates contemporary Israeli prose and poetry. Her translations include David Grossman’s critically acclaimed To the End of the Land and works by Amir Gutfreund, Yael Hedaya, Etgar Keret, Ronit Matalon, and Tom Segev.

Adriana X. Jacobs is the Cowley Lecturer in modern Hebrew literature at the University of Oxford and specializes in contemporary Israeli poetry and translation. She is completing her first book, Strange Cocktail: Poetics and Practices of Translation in Modern Hebrew Poetry.


Adam Rovner ( is an associate professor of English and Jewish literature at the University of Denver. His articles, essays, translations, and interviews have appeared in numerous publications. His narrative history of the Territorialist movement, In the Shadow of Zion: Promised Lands before Israel, was published by NYU Press in 2014.