Tsila Ratner

Dr Tsila Ratner is senior lecturer in Modern Hebrew Literature at University College, London.
From Closing the Sea to Here I Begin: A Journey Through Writing
‘Closing the Sea’, Yehudit Katzir’s first book (published in Israel in 1990), has captivated readers’ imagination in an unprecedented way. Subsequent publications: two novels, a collection of short stories and children’s books, reaffirmed her rare gift of story telling. Against the turbulent background of Israeli reality, Yehudit Katzir weaves the stories of her characters, mainly women, as they grow up, negotiating a way between their desires and failures, aspirations and constrain...
Hebrew language session

א. ב. יהושע ישוחח עם הקהל על ספרו אש ידידותית הנוגע בלב ההוויה הישראלית: שכול, אובדן משמעות והחיפוש אחריה במחוזות רחוקים ובלתי צפויים. כמו בספריו הקודמים מעלה יהושע לדיון שאלות נוקבות ביחס לחברה הישראלית, גולה, מולדת, ספרות וסופר.

Hebrew Language Session
In memory of Risa Domb Themes of childhood in Eretz-Israel, the complex relations of the second generation of survivors and Germany, orthodoxy and secularism, and being a woman artist are central to the prolific and acclaimed writing of Ruth Almog. These themes are revisited and crystallised in her latest book The Whistle of the Ocarina. Her talk about how the ocarina became the metaphor for almost her entire writing highlighted the role childhood experiences have played in shaping it....