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Yossi Avni-Levy

Yossi Avni-Levy was born in Israel in 1962, first son to parents who immigrated to Israel from Afghanistan and Iran. He studied Middle Eastern history and law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and joined Israeli diplomatic service. Published four novels, two collections of short stories and novellas and one children’s book. He is one of Israel’s most successful gay writers; in a unique and a colorful language he describes family relations in the traditional Jewish Sephardi environment, as well as international experiences and father-son relationships. Snails in the Rain, a film based on one of his short stories, was released in 2013, and his novel A Man Without Shadow is now being made into a feature film. Avni-Levy has received the Prime Minister's Prize (2007). 

Yossi Avni-Levy

Books in Translation

German: Frankfurt/Hamburg, Suhrkamp/Mannerschwarm, 2000; pback: Frankfurt, Suhrkamp, 2002; Mannerschwarm, 2006; new ed.: 2014
Serbian: Belgrade, National Library of Serbia, 2013
Albanian: Pristina (Kosovo), Bashkësia Hebreje Bet Israel Kosova, 2015
Our new Spring 2019 catalogue of new books is up.
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"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!
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