Yoram Kaniuk

Yoram Kaniuk (1930- ) is an Israeli writer, painter, journalist, and theater critic. His books have been translated into 25 languages and he is the recipient of many literary prizes.


Yoram Kaniuk, son of Moshe Kaniuk, of Ternopil, Galicia (Central Europe), who became the first director of the Tel Aviv Museum, was born in Tel Aviv in 1930. At the age of 17 years, he enlisted in the Palmach. After being wounded in Israel's War of Independence in 1948, he spent a decade in New York. Kaniuk has published 17 novels, a memoir, seven collections of short stories, two books of essays and five books for children and youth. His books have been published abroad in 25 languages, and he has won many literary prizes, among them the Ze`ev Prize for Children`s literature (1980), the Prix des Droits de l'Homme (France, 1997), the President`s Prize (1998) and the Bialik Prize (1999).


  • The Acrophile (1960)
  • Himmo, King of Jerusalem (1968)
  • Adam Resurrected (novel, 1971)
  • Rockinghorse (1977) ISBN 0060122455
  • The Story of Aunt Shlomzion the Great (1978) ISBN 0060122595
  • Confessions of a Good Arab: a Novel (1984) ISBN 0807612103
  • His Daughter (1987) ISBN 0807612154
  • Commander of the Exodus (1999) ISBN 0802116647
  • The House Where Cockroaches Live to a Ripe Old Age (2001) ISBN 8176550418
  • The Last Jew (novel, 2006) ISBN 0802118119
  • Eagles (novella)
  • Villany (novella)
  • Between Life and Death (novel)

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