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Shira Geffen

Shira Geffen was born in Tel Aviv in 1971. A playwright, director, children's author and actress, she studied at the Nissan Nativ Drama Studio and has performed at the Habima National Theater as well as at the Cameri and Khan Theaters. Geffen was awarded First Prize at the Haifa Children's Theater Festival in 1998 and the Hadassah Prize in 2003. In 2007, Geffen and Etgar Keret won the Cannes Film Festival's Camera d'Or Award for Jellyfish, for which she wrote the screenplay. The French Artists' and Writers' Guild also gave Geffen and Keret its Best Director Award (2007).











Shira Gefen

Books Published in Hebrew

When the Sea Was a Bowl of Soup (children-pictura bk), Dvir, 1993 [Paʹam Ha-Yam Haya Marak]
The Heart-Shaped Leaf (children-picture bk) , Am Oved, 2002 [Al Aleh Ve-Al Alona]
A Moonless Night [with Etgar Keret] (children-picture bk) , Am Oved, 2006 [Layla Bli Yareʹach]
Balloona (children-picture bk) , Am Oved, 2008 [Balona]
Good Night Monster (children-picture bk) , Am Oved, 2012 [Layla Tov Mifletzet]
The Lake of Tears (children-picture bk), Dvir, 2014 [Agam Ha-Dma'ot]
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PERFORMED PLAYS
The Offended Heart [Haifa Children's Theater Festival, 1998]
The Last Wedding [Haifa, 2001]
Silver Spoon (with others) [Kenafayim, 2008]

Books in Translation

Arabic: Nazareth, Merkaz adab al-Atfal al-Arabi fi Israel, 2006
Swedish: Stockholm, Trasten/Tarnan, 2012
English: London, Green Bean Books, forthcoming

Spanish: Mexico, Fondo de Cultura, 2009; Santiago de Chile, Fondo de Cultura, forthcoming
French: Paris, Ed. de la Balle, 2010  
German: Frankfurt, Fischer, 2014
Polish: Warsaw, WAB, 2013
Spanish: Mexico, Leetra, 2015
Arabic: Tel-Aviv, Am Oved, 2015
NEWS
"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)".
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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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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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