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Gafi Amir

Gafi Amir was born in Givatayim, Israel, in 1966, and began her journalistic career during her military service. After she was discharged, she worked as a writer and host for the youth department of Kol Israel Radio, wrote for the weekly Koteret Rashit and served as a TV researcher. Since 1987, she has written for the weekly Tel Aviv, had a column in Ha'Ir and worked as a journalist for the national daily Yedioth Ahronoth.
Amir published her first novel at age 21; since then, she has published novels and collections of short stories. She has also written TV scripts and co-authored a play.

Gafi Amir

Books Published in Hebrew

To the very Ending (novel), Alfa/ Zmora-Bitan, 1987 [Ad Klot]
Lotzhim (novel), Alfa/ Zmora-Bitan, 1988 [Lotzhim]
Peacocks on the Roof (novel), Alfa/ Zmora-Bitan, 1992 [Tavasim Al Ha-Gag]
By Age 21 You Reach the Moon (stories), Keter, 1997 [Ad Gil 21 Tagia La-Yareach]
Regards from Your Youth (stories) , Keter, 2001 [Dash Mi-Neuraich]

Books in Translation

"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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