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Judith Rotem

Judith Rotem was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1942. As a baby, she was taken on the "Kastner train;" she  spent several months in Bergen-Belsen, and then in a refugee camp in Switzerland. She arrived in pre-state Israel at the age of 3. Later she married an ultra-Orthodox yeshiva student, and supported the family as a teacher while raising her seven children. In 1983, she divorced her husband and left the ultra-Orthodox community, taking her children with her. She subsequently wrote and edited hi-tech publications, published articles on various subjects and, as a ghost writer, she  has written a number of autobiographies for Holocaust survivors.
Rotem has published novels, a collection of stories, non-fiction books and books for children. She has been awarded the Book Publishers Association's Gold and Platinum Prizes for her bestseller, I Loved So Much (2001; 2004), the Prime Minister's Prize (2002), the Book Publishers Association's Gold Prize for her bestseller, Craving (2004), the Ramat Gan Prize for Whom My Soul Loveth (2010) and the Arik Einstein Prize (2014).
Judith Rotem by Porges

Books Published in Hebrew

The Story of the Religious Pioneers' Group: Bnei Akiva in Hungary (non-fiction), World Zionist Organization, Dept. for Torah Education and Culture in the Diaspora, 1985 [Bi-Vrit Yachad: Sipura Shel Tnuat Bachad - Bnei Akiva Be-Artzot Hungarya]
Distant Sister (non-fiction), Steimatzky, 1992 [Achot Rechoka: Olama Shel Ha-Isha Ha-Charedit Be-Einei Mi She-Yatz'a Mi-Sham]
Mourning (novel) , Am Oved, 1996, 2015 [Kriʹa]
I Loved So Much (novel) , Yedioth Ahronoth, 2000 [Ahavti Kol Kach]
Man in Whom is the Spirit: Zvi Goldfarb - His Life (biography), Kibbutz Dalia, Society for the Research of Zionist Youth Movements in Hungary, 2002 [Ish Asher Ruach Bo: Zvi Goldfarb - Chayav]
Craving (novel) , Yedioth Ahronoth, 2003 [Kulanu Tzme'im Le-Ahava]
A Footstool in Paradise (novella & stories) , Yedioth Ahronoth, 2005 [Hadom Be-Gan Eden]
Longing (novel) , Yedioth Ahronoth, 2006 [Kmiha]
Dana, Mom and the Napoleon Hill (children-picture bk) , Yedioth Ahronoth, 2007 [Dana Ve-Ima Ve-Har Napoleon]
Whom My Soul Loveth (novel) , Keshet, 2009; Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2010 [Al Mishkavam Ba-Leilot]
When Will You Come to Me (novel) , Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2012 [Matay Tavo Elay]
Almost as Told: Tales of Our Holidays (children) , Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2013 [Efshar Lesaper Zot Gam Kacha: Sipurei Ha-Chagim Li-Yeladim]
Until Father Comes Back (youth) , Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2015 [Ad She-Aba Yachzor]
Mighty Waters [with Menachem Ben Yami] (autobiography), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2017 [Mayim Rabim]
Come Back, My soul (novel) , Am Oved, 2018 [Shoovi Nafshi]

Books in Translation

Italian: Milan, Feltrinelli, 2000
German: Munich, Paul List, 2002; Munich, Dotbooks, forthcoming
Hungarian: Budapest, Mult Es Jovi, 2003

Distant Sister
English: Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society, 1997

"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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