Geffen Awards

Israeli Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy presented the 19th Geffen Award on October 10. The 2017 winners are:

  • Best Original Short Story: “Found & Lost,” by Rotem Baruchin
  • Best Original Novel: The Unswitchable, by Yoav Blum
  • Best Translated Fantasy Book: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, by John Tiffany, Jack Thorne, J.K. Rowling, translated by Gili Bar-Hillel Semo
  • Best Translated Science Fiction Book: Earth Afire and Earth Awakens, by Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston, translated by Boaz Weiss
  • Best Translated Young Adult Book: The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle, by Rick Riordan, translated by Yael Achmon

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Geffen Award Winners

The winners of the 2015 Geffen Awards were announced at Icon in Tel Aviv during the weekend of September 30-October 2. The awards are presented by the Israeli Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy, and are named after the late Amos Geffen, one of the first Israeli SF editors and translators.

  • Best Translated Science Fiction Book: The Martian , by Andy Weir; translated by Didi Chanoch
  • Best Translated Fantasy Book: The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman; translated by Didi Chanoch
  • Best Translated YA Book: Ozma of Oz and Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz , by L. Frank Baum; translated by Gili Bar-Hillel Semo
  • Best Original Hebrew SF&F Short Story: “Five Four Three Two One,” by Hila Benyovich-Hoffman
  • Best Original Hebrew Book: Broken Skies, by Keren Landsman

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Geffen Award Winners

The winners of the 2014 Geffen Awards were announced at Icon in Tel Aviv during the weekend of October 12-14. The awards are presented by the Israeli Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy, and are named after the late Amos Geffen, one of the first Israeli SF editors and translators.

  • Best Translated Science Fiction Book: The Devil’s Alphabet, by Daryl Gregory; translated by Didi Chanoch
  • Best Translated Fantasy Book: Going Postal, by Terry Pratchett; translated by Verred Tuchterman
  • Best Translated YA Book: The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, by Terry Pratchett; Translated by Yaniv Bar
  • Best Original Hebrew SF&F Short Story: “Whisky in a Jar,” by Rotem Baruchin
  • Best Original Hebrew Book: Every Story is a Sudden Cat, by Gabriella Avigur-Rotem

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Roman Statue Unearthed by Storm

A Mediterranean storm that caused part of the Israeli coast to collapse unearthed a 1.2 meter tall statue of a woman in a toga which is believed to be between 1800 and 2000 years old. The statue was part of a bathhouse complex.

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Geffen Awards

The Geffen Award winners, presented by the Israeli Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy, were announced at Icon, currently being held in Tel Aviv.

  • Best Translated Science Fiction Book: Isaac Asimov’s Collected Short Stories, Vol. 1, by Isaac Asimov
  • Best Translated Fantasy Book: Nation, by Terry Prachett
  • Best Israeli Short Story: “Doctor Watson and Mr. Holmes – Or the Affair of the Fannington House Curse,” by Vered Tochterman
  • Best Israeli Novel: To Be (Chong Levi’s Fifth), by Yoav Avni

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