Gabriel Levin, poet[1] and translator, the son of the American novelist Meyer Levin (best known for Compulsion, the first "non-fiction novel") and French novelist Tereska Torres, was born in France in 1948. He lives in Jerusalem with his Israeli wife and children. Levin is one of the founding editors of Ibis Editions, a small non-profit press devoted to the publication of the literature of the Levant, and serves as its Editor-at-large. Levin's work has appeared in a variety of literary magazines, including PN Review, TLS, the Chicago Review, Raritan and Parnassus.To these Dark Steps, a volume written in response to operation "Cast Lead" (2008), was set by British composer Alexander Goehr for tenor, children's choir, and ensemble and premiered September 2012 at the CBSO Centre in Birmingham.



  • Hezekiah's Tunnel - Publisher: Ibis Editions; 1997 (French translation: Le Tunnel d'Ezéchias et deux autres récits, Le Bruit du temps, 2010) [a] "delightful, discursive but moody midnight meditation on Jerusalem"[2]




  • The Water's Edge: Meetings of Image And Word -

edited by Ardyn Halter with poems by Jennie Feldman, Seamus Heaney, Geoffrey Hill, Gabriel Levin, Michael Longley, Jamie McKendrick, Paul Muldoon, Don Paterson, Robin Robertson, and Stephen Romer, Lund Humphries Publishers 2006


  • Found in Translation: 100 Years of Modern Hebrew Poetry by Robert Friend (translator editor) and Gabriel Levin (introduction and biographical notes) -1999
  • Pleasant if somewhat rude views by Mikael and Gabriel Levin, August 2005 One Star Press
  • Préface to D. H. Lawrence, Croquis étrusques, Le Bruit du temps, 2010.


  1. ^ Meravi, S. T. (July 31, 1998). "Small but Memorable". Jerusalem Post. p. 21. Retrieved 11 May 2011. 
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