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"There is no doubt in my mind, The Drinker is Fallada's most honest and courageous book. "

Yonatan Geffen


  • "Stasi Wolf, the sequel to Stasi Child, is just as suspensful and thrilling… The quality of the writing makes one eager for the next book in the series." (David Rosenthal, Walla!) more…

  • "I loved Stasi Child, the first in the series, and Stasi Wolf is just as good. Now I'm waiting for the next book in the series." (Gadi Eidelheit, "Bikorot Sfarim") more…

  • Kfar Saba 2000: "Fermentto's treatment of her protagonists is neither condescending nor demeaning, but it recognizes the fact that youth violence in Israel has been overblown, not least by the young generation itself. Her point of view articulates this excess in a grotesque manner. Fermentto does this is by subtly and sparingly comparing the substantial difference between the suburbs of New York with those of Kfar Saba: the rapidly approaching possibility for Israeli sixteen-seventeen year olds to receive a uniform and weapon and express all their aggressions legally, openly, as a necessary act, patriotic and possibly even bourgeois and boring." (Yuval Avivi, "Haaretz") more…

  • Kfar Saba 2000 - "In a reality in which readers prefer to read translated works, or to complain about contemporary literature being worthless, it is to necessary to state unequivocally – there are young and superb authors in Israel, one of whom is Julia Fermentto." (Haaretz) more…

  • "My Mother's Shadow is a beautiful and captivating book that draws us into the complicated life of a young woman whose only desire was to love and be loved." (Rubina, "Saloona") more…

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Founded in 1997, Penn Publishing's first contributions to the world of literature were its original, modern translations of world classics and best-sellers. Since its inception, however, Penn has seen remarkable growth not only in its audience, but especially in its catalogue and variety of publications.

Working in cooperation with international publishing houses, we have already earned a reputation as one of the freshest, most innovative publishers and packagers of books in the industry today. Illustrated books that unite the highest quality photography with the informative texts of leading scholars make up the greater part of our international titles. English-language works in categories such as Travel and Culture, and contemporary Lifestyle and Culinary books, are amongst our most recent and our upcoming publications.

Our Hebrew catalogue is comprised of translations of world classics and best-sellers, and includes both fiction and non-fiction. We are proud to announce that we are the exclusive Hebrew publishers of the complete works of Ernest Hemingway and the extensive series of Barnes & Noble's Classics.

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