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My Perfume Garden

Roni Givati
AGE: 11-15

This vibrant historical novel is set in the Land of Israel during the 1st century B.C.
Avital, an imaginative girl, lives in the village of Ein Gedi. Her parents are farmers – they grow persimmons and use a secret recipe to make costly perfume from them. But her mother is also educated and Avital takes after her. In this vein, Avital helps a wounded soldier who has deserted on grounds of conscience. She also understands her older brother`s dislike for farm work and his reasons for joining the "Togetherness Sect," much to their father`s distress. As the plot unfolds, Avital has various experiences, some pleasant (a pilgrimage to Jerusalem), others painful (the death of her younger brother). After his persimmon groves are confiscated by the authorities, her father leaves Ein Gedi. Avital and her mother cope alone with life`s hardships and found a school for girls. And then the boy Avital loves invites her to the vineyards to celebrate the Festival of Love.

My Perfume Garden
Title My Perfume Garden
Author’s Last Name Givati
Author's First Name Roni
Language(s) Hebrew, German
Genre youth
Publisher (Hebrew) Am Oved
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1997
No. Pages 114 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Yaldat Ha-Afarsemon
Representation Represented by ITHL


German: Stuttgart, Thienemann/Gabriel, 2001
"An original, extraordinary book" The Brenner prize committee
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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.
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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,
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