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Almog Behar

Almog Behar was born in Netanya in 1978 and lives in Jerusalem. He studied philosophy and Hebrew literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and completed his PhD in Hebrew literature at Tel Aviv University. Behar taught
philosophy in high school and Jewish liturgy at Bar-Ilan University and Tel Aviv University. He has later taught Hebrew literature at Cornell University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at other academic institutions. He is currently a Polonsky postdoctoral fellow at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute.

Behar has published books of poetry, a collection of short stories and a novel. In 2005, he won the Haaretz Short Story Competition for his story "Ana Min Al-Yahoud" ("I am one of the Jews"), which was published in the well-known journal Al-Hilal in Cairo, and generated considerable interest in Egypt and the Arab world. Behar has received the Bernstein Prize for Poetry (2010), the Prime Minister's Prize (2010) and the Ramat Gan Prize for debut book (2011). 

Almog Behar

Books Published in Hebrew

Wellsʹ Thirst (poetry), Am-Oved, 2008 [Tzimaon Beʹerot: Shirim 2000-2006]
I Am One of the Jews (stories) , Babel, 2008 [Ana min al-Yahoud]
The Thread Drawing from the Tongue (poetry), Am Oved, 2009 [Chut Moshech Min Ha-Lashon: Shirim 1996-2008]
Rachel and Ezekiel (novel) , Keter, 2010 [Tshachla Ve-Chezkel]
Poems for Prisoners (poetry), IndieBook, 2016 [Shirim La-Asirei Batei-Ha-Sohar]

Books in Translation

Arabic: Cairo, Al Kotob Khan, 2016
"An original, extraordinary book" The Brenner prize committee
Congratulations to Noga Albalach, winner of the 2018 Brenner prize for her book "The Old Man (Farewell)".
Residencies in Vienna and Salzburg
In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery offers 50 residencies in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2019. Applications can be submitted for literature, literature for children and young adults and literary translations. Please note the deadline of September 30th, 2018.
Call for applications English speakers: Stay culture in Paris (deadline: June 12th, 2018)
Details in the attached link
Congratulations to Sami Berdugo and Shoham Smith, recipients of the 2018 Bialik Prize, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in Israel!

The Ministry of Culture and Sport announced the names of the winners of the Arik Einstein Veterans Artists Prize.
A prize of 50,000 NIS was given to each of the 21 artists who worked and are still working to promote Israeli culture in various fields -Music, dance, theater, plastic arts, cinema and literature. In the literature category the winners were Ronny Someck, Jacob Buchan and Shlomit Cohen-Assif. Also, Anat Masiach is among the recipient of the prize for debut literary works. Congratulations!
The fourth German-Hebrew/Hebrew-German translation workshop November 4th to 10th, 2018 Beit Ben-Yehuda, Jerusalem
After workshops in Berlin, Jerusalem and Straelen, the workshop will return to Jerusalem this spring. This workshop will focus on the participants translations. These are unfinished translations that have not yet been published. These will be sent to all participants. The workshop is open to 10 participants and is intended for literary translators with experience and publications. Workshop facilitators: Anne Birkenhauer and Gadi Goldberg Prerequisites: At least one published translation Duration: November 4th 2018 until November 10th, 2018 Location: Beit Ben-Yehuda, 28 Ein Gedi St., 93383 Jerusalem Participation fee: Participation (Accommodation and meals) is free of charge. Travel / flight expenses will be refunded. For more details and for the documents required for submitting application: Anne Birkenhauer, and Gadi Goldberg,
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is one of the 100 notable books of 2017 of the "New York Times".

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