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Eliezer Smoli

Eliezer Smoli (Smoler) (1901-1985) was born in Volhynia, the Ukraine. The son of a melamed, or learned teacher, he was the youngest of 11 children, and received a traditional education. Smoli began writing at the age of ten, and at the age of 16 left home to study at a yeshiva in Odessa. Smoli emigrated to Eretz Israel in 1920 with a group of pioneers and graduated from a teachers' seminary in Jerusalem. After finishing his studies, he went north to teach the children of guards and pioneers. He began writing poetry, but Asher Barash encouraged him to write fiction. He continued teaching for 40 years. In 1936 Smoli studied natural sciences at Berlin University. After the creation of the State, Smoli was appointed supervisor of schools for the Sharon region. His stories were published in newspapers during the 1920s. He received the Israel Prize for Children's Literature in 1957.            

Books Published in Hebrew
Man and Animal, Omanut, 1933 [Adam U-Behemah]
Frontiersmen of Israel, Stybel, 1933 [Anshei Be-Reshit]
Sons of the First Rain, Haskalah La'am, 1937 [Benei Ha-Yoreh]
Light in Galilee, Stybel, 1939 [Or Ba-Galil]
Alexander Zaid, Lives of the Founders, Am Oved, 1942 [Alexander Zaid, Hayei Rishonim]
Between the Hermon and Gilboa, Yavne, 1946 [Bein Hermon Ve-Gilboa]            
Between Sunset and Sunrise, Yavne, 1946 [Bein Shki'ah Li-Zrihah]
You Are Beautiful My Country, Yavne 1948 [Yafah At Artzi]
A Night in the Trenches, Yavne, 1950 [Layla Ba-Mishlat]
The Animal World, Yavne, 1952 [Olam Ha-Hayot]            
On My Way to School, Urim, 1953 [Ba-Derech Le-Beyt Ha-Hinuch]
Under a Tree's Shadow, Yavne, 1957 [Be-Tzel Ilan]
On the Tip of the Little Finger, Massada, 1961 [Bi-Ktze Ha-Zeret]
Longing for Redemption, Amihai, 1962 [Kisufei Geulah]
To the Fountain, Amihai, 1962 [El Ha-Mabua]            
Birds in Israel, Massada, 1968 [Tziporim Be-Israel]            
A Thread of Kindness, Massada, 1970 [Al Hut Shel Hesed]
Do Bring a Flood of Waters Upon the Earth, Massada, 1972 [Va-Yehi Mabul Al Ha-Aretz]            
The Faithful Shepherd, Am Oved, 1976 [Ha-Roeh Ha-Ne'eman]
Watermelons, Ministry of Education, 1979 [Avatihim]
Good Neighbors, Sifriat Poalim, 1979 [Bi-Shchenut Tovah]
Stories and Birds, Am Oved, 1980 [Sipurim Ve-Tziporim]
Gold in Jerusalem, Zmora-Bitan-Modan, 1980 [Zahav B'Yerushalayim]            

Books in Translation
Frontiersmen of Israel            
Dutch: Amsterdam, Salm, 1946
Italian: Rome, Fond. per la Gioventu Ebraica, 1958              
English: Tel Aviv, Massada, 1964
German: Stuttgart, Eulen, 1965; Solothurn, Schweizer Jugend, 1965
Russian: Jerusalem, Biblioteka Aliya, 1975            

Between the Hermon and Gilboa            
English: Tel Aviv, Zionist Org. Youth Department, 1946
French: Jerusalem, Dept. Jeunesse-Org. Sioniste Mondiale, 1947; 1965            

Young Samson of Galilee
English: New York, Jewish Children`s Book Club, 1944

Lives of the Founders            
French: Jerusalem, Dept. Jeunesse-Org. Sioniste Mondiale, 1965
A Legend of the Galilee            
English: New York, Hebrew Educators` Committee, 1946

Selected Stories
German: Berlin, Erich Reiss, 1935  
Spanish: Jerusalem, Organizacion Sionista Mundial, 1948

Under a Tree's Shadow            
Italian: Rome, Fond. per la Gioventu Ebraica, 1958  

Eliezer Smoli

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

Congratulations to Barabara Harshav for the 2018 PEN Medal for Translation!
The prize is given to a translator whose career has demonstrated a commitment to excellence through the body of their work. Barbara Harshav has been translating works from French, German, Hebrew and Yiddish for over twenty years and has currently published over forty books of translation. Among the many Hebrew authors she has translated: Yoram Kaniuk, Agnon, Yehudit Hendel, Yehuda Amichai and many more.
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!
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.
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".

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

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.
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.
MHL - New webzine starting soon!