Israel in Translation

Exploring Israeli literature in English translation. Host Marcela Sulak takes you through Israel’s literary countryside, cityscapes, and psychological terrain, and the lives of the people who create it.

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Vaan Nguyen’s Poetry Collection: “The Truffle Eye”

In her introduction to Vaan Nguyen’s collection, Adriana X. Jacobs writes, “Nguyen’s poetry may circulate in the Anglophone literary market as part of an increasingly visible Vietnamese literary diaspora… And yet, introducing Nguyen’s poetry...


 2020-12-16  8m

Lali Tsipi Michaeli’s “The Mad House”

Have you seen the Crazy House on HaYarkon Street in Tel Aviv? It’s a highrise that looks like pink cement, with some metallic puffed cream lobbed at the front of it? Or at least that’s how it seems to Marcela. It used to look that way to the poet...


 2020-12-02  6m

Yishai Sarid’s “The Memory Monster”

Yishai Sarid’s The Memory Monster takes the form of a report by the narrator, a young Israeli Holocaust scholar, written to his superior from the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum in Jerusalem, and raises ethical questions about the struggle to...


 2020-11-18  9m

Hayim Nahman Bialik’s “Random Harvest”

School has begun, and once again children are learning how to read, encountering the alphabet for the first time. Hopefully it is a pleasant and magical time, but here is a story of a boy who feared his teacher, although he loved the alphabet.


 2020-11-04  8m

Tehila Hakimi’s “COMPANY”

As we labor under unbelievable pressures and uncertainties of the pandemic, especially women who have children at home, it might make us feel a little better to see that the writer Tehila Hakimi already envisioned what work in 2020 would be like back...


 2020-10-21  8m

Rachel (Ra’hel) Bluwstein’s “Transformation”

It’s Sukkot again! This holiday, Marcela focuses on the agricultural aspects — the festival was originally connected to the harvest. And to help us along is Rachel Bluwstein, Israel’s farmer-poet.


 2020-10-07  10m

Ayelet Tsabari’s Memoir, “The Art of Leaving”

Amidst the holidays, Marcela celebrates by reading an excerpt from Ayelet Tsabari’s newly published memoir, “The Art of Leaving”


 2020-09-23  9m

Yochi Brandes’ “The Orchard”

“The Orchard” tells the story of Rabbi Akiva, placing him in the context of his contemporaries, the Sages of Jewish tradition and of early Christianity.


 2020-09-09  9m

“Three”: D. A. Mishani’s Thriller Read

Marcela has got a thriller for you! “Three” is a page turner that tells the stories of three women. All of them will meet the same man. And he won’t tell the truth about himself.


 2020-08-26  9m

“The Tunnel”

It may sound crazy, but A. B. Yehoshua has written a page-turner about an aging engineer in the early stages of dementia, which features descriptions of highway construction in great detail


 2020-08-12  10m