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| Elisha Porat, the 1996 winner of Israel's Prime Minister's Prize for Literature, is a Hebrew poet and writer, and has published 21 volumes of fiction and poetry, in Hebrew, since 1973. Porat was born in Kibbutz Ein Hahoresh in 1938. His works have appeared in translation in Israel, the United States, Canada and England. The English translation of his short stories collection The Messiah of LaGuardia, Mosaic Press, was released in 1997. The English translation of his second stories collection Payback, was published 2002 at Wind River Press. His new novel Episode, a biographical novel, just released by "Y&H" Publishers, Israel, 2006.
His works, poetry and fiction, were translated from the Hebrew into the English, and were published, as print and as online, in selected literary stages. Elisha Porat's works have been published at Midstream, Tikkun, Ariel, War Literature and Arts, Rattle, Porcupine, Oyster Boy Review, Another Chicago Magazine, Boston Review, Snake Nation Review, The Paumanok Review, The Pedestal Magazine, Poetry Magazine, Jewish Quarterly, and others.