Marion founded Loki Books, a small press prize-winning dedicated to new fiction in translation from minority languages.
Women in Publishing New Venture finalist
UNESCO Selected Author
Poetry Book Society Translation Award, Arts Council of England Translation Grant
Wingate Literary Award Finalist
Jewish European Publication Society Grant
_Cherries in the Icebox: Contemporary Hebrew Short Stories
(eds) Haya Hoffman and Marion Baraitser
Translated from the Hebrew under the direction of the Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature
Funded by European Jewish Publication Society
Price: £11.50 ISBN 10: 952942658 ISBN 13: 2147483647 Hardback
David Grossman Cherries in the Icebox
Orly Castel-Bloom How Can You Lose Your Cool, When the Kinneret is as Calm as a Pool
Judith Katzir Fellini's Shoes
Etgar Keret The Sad Story of Ant Bear's Family
Yossi Avni The Last Crusader
Mira Magen The Red Dress
Nava Semel A Lady from Fayyum
Alex Epstein The Short Legend About Bathsheba's Mother
Gadi Taub Connection
Uri Tzaig Tel Aviv, Summer 1993
Yoav Katz Multisystem
Alona Kimchi Lunar Eclipse
'A range of previously hidden voices. An excellent and stimulating anthology. (JC)
A unique collection of eleven of the best, daring, young multicultural voices, writing in Hebrew today, these stories encapsulate the diverse mosaic of a society that is uncomfortable with itself, as it come to terms with violence and dislocation, with wry wit and hope that counters despair.
_Echoes of Israel: Contemporary Drama
Series editor: Marion Baraitser
Israeli Theatre Award
From a season at the Royal National Theatre
Price: £9.99 Publication Date: 09/02/1999
ISBN 10: 952942631
ISBN 13: 2147483647
Includes Hanoch Levin's Murder; A.B Yehoshua's Mr Mani.
Witty, self-analytic plays by prize-winners showing Israel's vibrancy, volatility and eclecticism.
_Bottled Notes From Underground: Contemporary Plays by Jewish Writers
(Eds) Sonja Linden and Marion Baraitser
Price: £9.99 ISBN 10: 952942623
ISBN 13: 2147483647
Carole Braverman Carole Braverman won critical acclaim in UK and USA for her comedy The Yiddish Trojan Women.
Marion Baraitser Marion Baraitser is an Arts Council and BBC commissioned playwright, short story writer and editor. She founded Loki Books.
Sonja Linden Sonja Linden is a playwright and editor
David Schneider David Schneider is a stand-up comic.
Joshua Sobol Joshua Sobol is one of Israel92s foremost playwrights whose play Ghetto was given an acclaimed Royal National Theatre production.
From Sobol to Schneider - a barn-breaking collection of five popular new plays of excellence from London, New York and Tel Aviv by award-winning Jewish writers, men and women published together for the first time in a single volume.
_Home Number One By Marion Baraitser and Anna Evans.
A sci-fi graphic novel about four teenagers' life-saving jouney in the Nazi camp, Theresienstadt
First ever graphic novel with a Jewish subject by two women.
Price: £13.50 Publication Date: 23/02/2006
ISBN 10: 952942674
ISBN 13: 2147483647
Anna Evans Anna Evans has been drawing comic strips since childhood. she has a Fine Arts degree from Elam, New Zealand and has had several solo exhibitions. She has been commissioned by Penguin Books.
'This is a very accessible way of telling the Holocaust story to today's teenagers. It focuses on young people doing what they always do whatever the circumstance: flirting, bending the rules, helping each other out, smuggling in illicit objects (in this case a collection of puppets that they can express their underlying anxieties with) though they are experiencing one of the twentieth century's most inhumane events. The black and white pencil drawings are beautifully done and very sensitive, yet with a cool edge deriving from today's best comic book illustration, and there are a number of touches of humour as well.' Amazon review, 2010
'This debut offers a fresh way for young readers to connect to the Holocaust and the tragedies of war.' Paul Gravett 'Comics International'
A young reader called it ‘a brilliant book, informative, funny in places and interesting ‘.
'informative, funny in places and interesting.' (Jewish Rennaissance)
Four teenagers try to grow up, experience sex and discover their creative powers in the face of a repressive, unpredictable and horrific regime in the Nazi transit camp Theresienstadt. They carry on through laughter and tears in the face of absurdity.
Teenager Dinah lives in Amercity, 2020. Bored and dreamy, she is propelled by her advanced computer on a terrifying journey to Home Number One, a refuge for young people in the Nazi transit camp. She meets her Jewish cousin and friends. The teenagers venture into the forbidden cave of confiscated goods to retrieve the puppets made by Pietr's father, tortured for drawing the truth. They encounter the terrifying camp Commander, who beautifies the camp for false propaganda, and he destroys the puppets. They learn to survive and love.
_Blue China Bamboo Hirst
Translated from the Italian by Sue Rose
Introduction by Xinran Xue of 'The Good Women of China' fame. Popular and inspiring memoir, a personal journey of an abandoned young half-Chinese, half-Italian girl in war torn China. 'A guide to China, past and present' (D di Rebublica)
10,000 copies sold in Italy.
Price: £13.50 ISBN 10: 952942682
ISBN 13: 2147483647
Bamboo Hirst Bamboo Hirst is a celebrated writer in Italy.
Her memoir tells her autobiography.
Bamboo has published seven books to date with established italian publishers drawing on her unique Chinese-Italian background for her material.
'A path to the Chinese heart.' (Xinran Xue, Introduction to 'Blue China')
'A fascinating story.' (International People)
Bamboo Hirst is a Chinese-Italian writer whose books draw on her unique overlap of the East and the West. The book is a popular and inspiring memoir about the personal journey of the author as an abandoned young half-Chinese, half-Italian girl in war torn China. It tells of her quest in both countries, to find her true identity and reconcile her eastern and western roots. Its scope is wide. There is the love story of her parents, a Chinese singer and an Italian spy, who fall in love in the 30s - a time of espionage and political chicanery between east and west. Against a backdrop of the Japanese invasion and the rise of Mao, Bamboo tells her own incredible story of how, after being left in a missionary convent, she had to leave China as a foreigner in Mao's political world. On reaching Naples where her father promised to meet her, she found herself abandoned, aged thirteen, in a strange country where she could not speak the language. She was placed by the authorities in an orphanage in Piedmont until she was twenty. Later she became a model and worked in the fashion world in public relations. she rose to become a model in Italy, and to marry an Englishman. The author concludes with a portrait of everyday life in China today. The reader learns about rites and ceremonies, folk beliefs and cultural markers, styles of dress and ethnic traits, as seen through the observant eyes of a Chinese-Italian whose European heritage makes her uniquely placed to comment on the many differences that exist between east and west. '
_Apples from the Desert By Savyon Liebrecht
Foreword by Grace Paley and introduction by Lilly Rattock
Wingate Award shortlist, 1999
Co-publication - The Feminist Press at City University of New York.
Price: £9.99 Publication Date: 20/07/1998
ISBN 10: 952942615
ISBN 13: 2147483647
Savyon Liebrecht was born in Germany in 1948 and came to Israel as a young child. She studied Philosophy and Literature at Tel Aviv University. She lives in Tel Aviv.
Her four collections of stories have made her what Ha'aretz called 'a kind of signpost of modern Hebrew prose'. Her writing depicts a broad panorama of contemporary Israeli society. Her work is notable for its sensitive and precise depictions of the aftermath of trauma of the Holocaust.
Savyon Liebrecht is one of Israel's most popular authors. Top of the bestseller list
(The Jerusalem Post)
Rich, exciting, believable stories. Read them
(The Washington Post)
Classic bittersweet tales of fury passion and disenchantment by a highly respected and popular second generation Holocaust writer, set in Israel today.
'A signpost of modern Hebrew prose. (Haaretz) beautiful, affecting profound and painful themes' (Washington Post, Aug 1998)
A broad panorama of contemporary Israeli society that reveals the passionate and intense layers underneath ordinary lives of people from different ethnic backgrounds. Concerns Arab-Israeli relations from a woman92s view.
Orly Castel-Bloom is Israel's foremost writer. She was born (and lives) in Tel Aviv and studied film at Tel Aviv UNiversity.
A fable of the comic-horror of modern urban existence seen through the eyes of 'Doctor' Dolly, a drop-out, a woman alone in an alienating city, Dolly mounts a solitary, crazy and comic protest against warmongers and beaurocrats. She adopts a 'son' who she finds on the road. Hilariously and miraculously, her son survives despite everything his mother (Israel) does to him.
A representative UNESCO work
Publication Date: 19/02/1997
ISBN 10: 952942607
ISBN 13: 2147483647
Format: 18.4 x 10 x 1.8 cm
Orly Castel-Bloom is Israel's most fearless, provocative and original writer. She has won several major awards, including the 1992 Prime Minister's Award for Literature, and has been translated into many languages. Born in Tel Aviv in 1960 to French-speaking Jewish Egyptian parents, she completed her army training, then studied film at Tel Aviv University. She lives there with her two children.
'Dolly City' is a controversial novel, bravely executed. It is deliberately post-modern, using the flat, harsh and violent language of the cartoon or the world of punk. It is an irreverent satire, an original and timely tour de force about the Yiddish-mamma complex. Drifting and abandoned in a hostile city, Mother Dolly (Israel) doctors her son with a love that destroys, until she learns the meaning of compassion.
A novel of Joycean insolence ... A beautiful book whose non-conformism is a delight. (La Marsellaise)
Kafkaesque, surrealist novel. (Rough Guide to Israel)
From the first page Dolly City establishes itself as a major text.92 (Le Monde)
Dolly City is an irreverent, witty satire, an original and timely tour de force about the Yiddish-mama complex. Drifting and alienated in a hostile city, Mother Dolly (Israel) doctors her son with a love that destroys, until she learns the meaning of compassion. Jacqueline Rose writes:'In Dolly City' , the most famous novel of new generation writer Orly-Castel-Bloom, the crazed protagonist carves a map of Israel on an abandoned baby's back, the borders enlarging as he grows... She is a writer sounding the warnings, fearful of the deadly legacy of conquest...' Dolly City' is part of the canon - predominantly male in which she made inroads.' (2008)
_The Defiant Muse Edited by: Shirley Kaufman, Galit Hasan-Rokem, and Tamar Hess
Hebrew Feminist Poems from Antiquity to the Present. A Bilingual Anthology
Winner: Poetry Society Translation Prize
Poetry Book Society Recommended Translation, Spring 2000
Co-publication -The Feminist Press at City University of New York.
Subject Classification: Poetry
Publication Date: 01/11/1999
ISBN 10: 95294264
ISBN 13: 2147483647
Format: 22.9 x 15.3 x 2.1 cm
AUTHORS | REVIEWS | SUMMARY | DESCRIPTION Author(s):
Kaufman Shirley Shirley Kaufman: prize-winning American Israeli poet and translator who has published seven volumes of poems, as well as translations from Hebrew and Dutch.
Galit Hasan-Rokem Galit Hasan-Rokem: professor of folklore at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, translator, scholar, and poet.
Tamar Hess Tamar Hess teaches in the Department of Hebrew Literature at the University of Jerusalem.
'This wonderful book opened new poetic worlds to me'
(Maxine Kumin, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet)
A unique volume of 100 poems by 50 writers with new material and translations that illuminate the breadth and diversity of the Hebrew woman92s poetic tradition. It includes an introduction giving historical, cultural and literary perspectives. Full bibliographic and biographical notes.
Unprecedented in its scope, many of these poems are unknown to an English speaking audience. A unique volume of 100 poems by 50 writers from antiquity to the present, which transforms the perception of Jewish women92s poetry in Hebrew.
Main stress on contemporary poets include the critically acclaimed Dahlia Ravikovich, whose haunting poetry speaks to the oppression of Palestinians, Yonah Wallach, whose fantastic, irreverent poems challenge the limits of language and women's sexuality, Holocaust orphan Ruth Ben-David's moving poems. Scholarly work with new interpretations and translations of Biblical and rabbinic lit-erature; poems from the medieval period and the first poem of the classical age of Hebrew poetry; plus Sarah Horowitz' intimate lyric poems woven into communal prayers from the early modem period.