Israel



lftach Alony, born September 1955, is a writer, poet, and the head of the Afik Publishing House of Israeli Literature (co-founded with Prof. Dan Miron). Alony has published two novels, Thief of Dreams (Yediot Sefarim, 2009) and Spare Parts (Afik, 2013 – included in bestseller list). As well as two poem collections Let the Thorns Die (Afik, 2013) and Gravity (Afik, 2014). His poems and short stories have been published in leading Israel newspapers (Haaretz, Yediot Acharonot, Yisrael Hayom, Maariv, Makor Rishon), literary magazines (Helicon, Moznaim, Iton 77) and selected poetry and literature websites. Alony was also founder and co-editor of Block Magazine, a multi-disciplinary urban magazine. He was on the judging commitee of the 2013 Haaretz short story competition. Alony created the Story from the Movies project (which featured Israeli books that were adapted into television dramas), which was broadcasted on Channel 2, and has produced various travel films for the Telad Broadcasting Company. Alony is the founder and co-editor of Maaboret: Story Crossing – The Short Story Project, an online arena and digital magazine for short stories.