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Alona Kimhi

Alona Kimhi was born in Lvov, Ukraine, in 1966 and came to Israel with her family in 1972. Following her graduation from the Beit Zvi Academy for Performing Arts, she became a stage and film actress. In 1993, Kimhi started writing plays, lyrics and essays. Since 1996, she has published novels, short stories and a book for children. Kimhi has been awarded the ACUM Book of the Year Prize (1996) for I, Anastasia; the Bernstein Prize (1999) for her first novel, Weeping Susannah, the French WIZO Prize (2001) and the Prime Minister's Prize (2001). A film based on a script of hers received the Israel Academy's Best TV Film Award for the year 2003. Her books have been published in 15 languages.


Alona Kimhi

Books in Translation

English (Lunar Eclipse): London/New York, Toby Press, 2000; Las Vegas, AmazonCrossings, forthcoming
German: pback: Berlin, Berlin Verlag, 2005
French: Paris, Gallimard, 2008; pback, Arles, Babel, 2009
Dutch: Amsterdam, Meulenhoff, 2001
French: Paris, Gallimard, 2001; pback: Gallimard/Folio, 2003
English: London, Harvill, 2001; New York, Harvill/Farrar Straus, 2002
Italian: Milan, Rizzoli, 2001; Ugo Guanda, 2010
Swedish: Stockholm, Wahlstrom & Widstrand, 2001
Portuguese: Lisbon, Asa, 2002
Greek: Athens, Psichogios, 2002
German: Munich, Carl Hanser, 2002; pback: Berlin, Berlin Verlag, 2004
Finnish: Helsinki, Tammi, 2003
Spanish: Barcelona, Galaxia Gutenberg, 2004
Polish: Warsaw, WAB, 2006
Chinese: Hefei, Anhui Literature & Art Publishing House, 2008
Turkish: Istanbul, Sistem, 2009
Czech: Prague, Garamond, 2014
German: Munich, Carl Hanser, 2006; audio abrid. ed.: Hamburg, Hörbuch, 2006
French: Paris, Gallimard, 2006; pback: Folio, 2007
Italian: Milan, Ugo Guanda, 2007
Portuguese: Porto, Asa, 2009
English: Champaign, IL, Dalkey Archive, 2013

Berlin Diary (novella)
French: Paris, Gallimard/Folio, 2011

Selected Stories
Estonian: Talinn, Loomingu Raamatukogu, 2010

French: Paris, Gallimard, 2015
Portuguese: Lisbon, Porto, 2016

French: Paris, Gallimard, forthcoming

NEWS
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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Call for applications English speakers: Stay culture in Paris (deadline: June 12th, 2018)
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Congratulations to Sami Berdugo and Shoham Smith, recipients of the 2018 Bialik Prize, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in Israel!

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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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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, birkenhauer@013.net and Gadi Goldberg, gadi.goldberg@gmail.com
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Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is one of the 100 notable books of 2017 of the "New York Times".

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