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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
Congratulations to Zeruya Shalev and Shifra Horn for receiving the 2017 Adei Wizo Prize.

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Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award! The books on the longlist are selected by 400 libraries worldwide. Titles are nominated on the basis of ‘high literary merit’ as determined by the nominating library.
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The second edition of the Letters of Israel festival will take place in Paris from September 8 to 18, 2017
After the success of its first edition, the Lettres d'Israël festival is gaining momentum, with an enriched program: meetings, conversations, readings , Theater, major authors and discoveries. Zeruya Shalev, Orly Castel-bloom, Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, Iris Argaman, and many more will participate. Click here for the full program:
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Call for application: Artists in Residence Programme in Austria. Please note the deadline: September 18th, 2017.
In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery makes available 50 residencies to visual artists / art photographers / composers / video and media artists / writers / literary translators and arts and cultural educators in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2018. For more details:
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Yizhak Mayer: "Meet the Author" Event
Ambassador Yizhak Mayer, author of the moving book “Silent Letter” will hold a “meet the author” event in Netanya. For further info about the event: http://www.netanyaaaci.org.il/WebPages/BoxOfficePages/lectures2.htm And for more details about the title click here: http://www.ithl.org.il/page_15644
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ITHL director on Grossman's win
"Grossman winning is not only his own achievement, but the achievement of the Hebrew literature as a whole", - Nilli Cohen on the first Hebrew author to receive Man Booker International Prize. Click here for the full article in Hebrew.
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Chana Bloch dies at 77
Chana Bloch, a revered poet and translator from Hebrew and Yiddish, has sadly passed away earlier this month. Among her many remarkable achievements is the wonderful translation of a collection of poems by Dahlia Ravikovitch​ (W. W. Norton & Company). Chana will be greatly missed.
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Yitzchak Mayer's personal website goes live
English edition of Yitzchak Mayer's amazing "Silent Letter" is about to come out with Mosaic Press. Learn more about the author's incredible life story on his brand new website.
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Dayan on feminism and writing
Following the release of "Transitions" in English, Yael Dayan talks to Lilith Magazine about her past aspirations and present pursuits. Click here to read the full interview.
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Gundar-Goshen's Op-Ed for Time
To mark the US publication of "Waking Lions" Ayelet Gundar-Goshen talks about the refugee crisis, internal walls and people behind them in the op-ed for Time. Click here to read the article.
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