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Dan Tsalka

Dan Tsalka (1936-2005) was born in Warsaw, Poland, and spent many years during World War II in Siberia and Kazakhstan. In 1946, he returned to Poland where he studied philosophy and literature. He immigrated to Israel in 1957, continued his studies, and later went to study in Grenoble, France. Tsalka taught at Tel Aviv and Ben Gurion Universities, and was writer-in-residence at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He was also literary advisor to the Players' Stage Theater and editor of the literary supplement Masa. Tsalka published novels, books of short stories, books of poetry, collections of essays, an autobiography and books for youth. He received several awards, including the Prime Minister's Prize three times (1972; 1991; 1997) the Brenner Prize (1976), the Alterman Prize (1992), the ACUM prize twice (1994; 2000) and the Sapir Prize for Tsalka's ABC (2004).

Dan Tsalka

Books Published in Hebrew

Dr. Barkel and His Son Michael (novel), The Hebrew Writers Association, Massada, 1967; Am Oved, 1993 [Doktor Barkel U-Vno Michael]
Dialogue of Creatures (stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1967 [Siach Ha-Bruʹim]
Bassoon Wood (stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1973 [Etz Ha-Bassoon]
Noon (poetry), Siman Kriah/ University Publishing Projects, 1974 [Tzohorayim: Poʹema]
Philip Arbes (novel), Siman Kriah/ University Publishing Projects, 1977; Zmora-Bitan, 1996 [Philip Arbes]
Children of the Sun (stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1979 [Yaldei Ha-Shemesh: 4 Giborim]
The Third Voyage of the Aldebaran (youth), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1979; Zmora-Bitan, 1995 [Ha-Masah Ha-Shelishi Shel Ha-"Aldebaran"]
Gloves (novel), Am Oved, 1982 [Kfafot]
Perahia Among the Pirates (youth), Am Oved, 1984 [Frachya Bein Shodedei Ha-Yam]
The Angels’ Game (stories), Am Oved, 1986 [Mischak Ha-Malʹachim]
Poems and Translations (poetry), Proza, 1986 [Shirim Ve-Tirgumim]
Bookmarks (essays), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1987 [Simaniyot: Ktaʹim, Maʹamarim, Masot]
Winter Rite (stories & play) , Zmora-Bitan, 1989 [Pulchan Choref]
A Thousand Hearts [2 vols.] (novel) , Am Oved, 1991; new ed. Xargol/ Am Oved, 2008 [Elef Levavot]
The War Between the Children of the Earth and the Children of the Pit (youth), Am Oved, 1992 [Milchemet Benei Eretz Bi-Vnei Shachat: Turgam Mi-Lshon Ha-Midbar Bi-Ydei Dan Tsalka]
Loose Pages Bound (essays), Zmora-Bitan, 1993 [Dapim Mehudakim Be-Atav]
Clouds (novel) , Zmora-Bitan, 1994 [Ananim]
Yehoash and the Chariot (stories), Zmora-Bitan, 1997 [Yehoash Ve-Rochvei Ha-Merkava Ha-Shmeimit]
Enticement and Gift (prose, poems & translations), Zmora-Bitan, 1998 [Ha-Pitui Ve-Ha-Shai]
Morocco: Travel Notes (travel), Xargol, 2001 [Maroko: Yoman Masa]
Under the Sign of the Lotus (novel), Xargol, 2002 [Be-Siman Ha-Lotus]
Tristia (poetry), Even Hoshen, 2002 [Tristia]
Tsalka’s ABC (autobiography), Xargol, 2003 [Sefer Ha-Alef-Bet]
11 stories, Xargol, 2004 [11 Sipurim]

Books in Translation

German: Stuttgart/Munich, dva, 2002; pback: Munich, dtv, 2006
German: Gerlingen, Bleicher, 1997

On the Road to Aleppo: A Book of Stories
English: Ra`anana, Even Hoshen, 1999

Tsalka’s ABC
Spanish: Madrid, Losada, 2006

Under the Sign of the Lotus
French: Paris, Denoel, 2005
German: Stuttgart, dva, 2007
Dutch: Amsterdam, de Arbeiderspers, 2005

"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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