Aryeh Krishek

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Aryeh Krishek
Born (1952-09-29)September 29, 1952
Occupation Novelist, Biographer

Aryeh Krishek (Hebrew: אריה קרישק‎‎, born 29 September 1952, Holon) is an Israeli novelist and biographer also active in film and journalism.[1] Among his better known works are Burial in Jerusalem, In a Straight Line and No Casualties to our Forces.

He was one of the key figures in the Nimrodi affairs of 1994–2004, a series of incidents in the framework of the rivalry between leading newspapers Yedioth Ahronoth and Maariv, and was sentenced to five months incarceration[2] (to be served doing public service) . He was also the co-founder and director, with composer Alexander Kagan, of the short-lived Israeli Chamber Opera and in 1975 wrote the script for the political film The Honey Connection.

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • No Casualties to Our Forces (2002)
  • HaOr Shel Ogirah: Sipurim (1993) ISBN 965-418-039-1 (in Hebrew)
  • Peacemaker (1980)
  • The Loyal (1976)
  • take a burning match(2012)
  • falling live (2016)

Krishek translated Nathanael West's classic novel The Day of the Locust and Irwin Shaw's Nightwork into the Hebrew language.

In 2008, following the death of former Military Intelligence chief Binyamin Gibli, it was disclosed that Krishek wrote Gibli's controversial biography, but the book has yet to be published. The year 2009 saw the publication of his novel, The Neverending Horse. Krishek's The Wonderful World of Gabby Eshkar, a biography of Dr. Gabriel Eshkar, was published in 2010. In early 2012 he published Take a Burning Match, a novel on the possibility of a civil revolt in Israel. 2014 saw the production of his play "falling live", performed by Alex Ansky.


  1. ^ Melman, Yossi (25 September 2008). "'The Secret': Coming soon to a bookstore near you". Haaretz. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  2. ^ אריה קרישק Ishim website

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