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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
NEWS
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!
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Congratulations to Ronit Matalon, the recipient of the 2017 Brenner prize for her book 'And the Bride Closed the Door". And, congratulations to Amir ziv, the recipent of the first ever Brenner prize for debut novels.
Ronit Matalon's book tells the story of Margie, a young bride, who shuts herself up in her mother's bedroom and declares that she won’t get married. Her family gathers at the locked door, not knowing what to do. Amir Ziv tells a story that begins as an apparently routine correspondence between a prying citizen, secretly in love with his neighbor, and a conscientious municipal clerk, and developes into an uncovering of a great underlying drama.
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The fourth German-Hebrew/Hebrew-German translation workshop April 29 to May 5, 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: Sunday, April 29, 2018 until Saturday, May 5, 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, birkenhauer@013.net and Gadi Goldberg, gadi.goldberg@gmail.com
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Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is one of the 100 notable books of 2017 of the "New York Times".

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Congratulations to Zeruya Shalev and Shifra Horn for receiving the 2017 Adei Wizo Prize.

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Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award! The books on the longlist are selected by 400 libraries worldwide. Titles are nominated on the basis of ‘high literary merit’ as determined by the nominating library.
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Call for application: Artists in Residence Programme in Austria. Please note the deadline: September 18th, 2017.
In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery makes available 50 residencies to visual artists / art photographers / composers / video and media artists / writers / literary translators and arts and cultural educators in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2018. For more details:
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ITHL director on Grossman's win
"Grossman winning is not only his own achievement, but the achievement of the Hebrew literature as a whole", - Nilli Cohen on the first Hebrew author to receive Man Booker International Prize. Click here for the full article in Hebrew.
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Yitzchak Mayer's personal website goes live
English edition of Yitzchak Mayer's amazing "Silent Letter" is about to come out with Mosaic Press. Learn more about the author's incredible life story on his brand new website.
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