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S. Yizhar

S.Yizhar (Yizhar Smilansky, 1916-2006) was born in Rehovot, pre-state Israel, to a family of Russian immigrants who were members of the Zionist pioneer intelligentsia. He fought in Israel's 1948 War of Independence, was a member of the political parties headed by David Ben Gurion and held a seat in the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament, for 17 years. Yizhar was a professor of education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a professor of Hebrew literature at Tel Aviv University. He published novels and short stories, non-fiction books and books for children.
S.Yizhar is considered Israel's most illustrious writer. He was awarded the Israel Prize in 1959 for his masterpiece, Days of Ziklag. He also received the Ruppin Prize (1948), the Brenner Prize twice (1950; 1959), the Lamdan Prize (1960), the Ussishkin Prize (1963), the Bialik Prize (1991) the Ben Gurion Prize (2001), the Prime Minister's Prize (2001) and the EMET Prize for Art, Science and Culture (2002). Days of Ziklag is included among "The 100 Greatest Works of Modern Jewish Literature" (2001). In 2007, it was named one of the ten most important books since the creation of the State of Israel. Yizhar's work has been published in 22 languages.

S. Yizhar by Chaim Goldberg

Books Published in Hebrew

Ephraim Goes Back to Alfalfa (novella), 1938; Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1978; Zmora-Bitan, 1991 [Ephraim Chozer La-Aspeset]. Included in: Midnight Convey & Other Stories, below
On the Edge of the Negev (novella), Am Oved, 1945; rev. ed. Hakibbutz Hamechad, 1978 [Be-Faʹatei Negev]
The Wood on the Hill (novellas), Sifriat Poalim, 1947; rev. ed. Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1979; Zmora-Bitan, 1990 [Ha-Chorsha Ba-Giv’a]
Hirbet Hiz’ah (novellas & stories) , Sifriat Poalim, 1949; ext. and rev. ed. Zmora-Bitan, 1989; 2006; Zmora-Bitan, Yedioth Ahronoth, 2010; Sifriat Poalim, 2017 [Sipur Hirbet Hiz’ah]
Midnight Convoy (novella), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1950; Tarmil, 1971 [Shayara Shel Chatzot] See below.
Days of Ziklag [2 vols.] (novel) , Am Oved, 1958; Zmora-Bitan, 1989 [Yemei Tziklag]
Four Stories (novellas & stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1959 [Arbaʹa Sipurim]. See: Hirbet Hizʹah, extended and rev. ed., above
Stories of a Plain (stories & novella), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1963; rev. ed. Zmora-Bitan, 1990 [Sipurei Mishor]
Midnight Convoy and Other Stories [different selections] (stories & novellas) , See English, French, German and Italian editions, 1969, 1967, 2000, 2007, 2013 [Shayara Shel Chatzot Ve-Sipurim Acherim]
Seven Stories (novellas & stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1971 [Shiv’a Sipurim]
Before Departure (stories), Zmora-Bitan, 1991 [Beterem Yetziʹa]
Preliminaries [Mikdamot] (novel) , Zmora-Bitan, 1992 [Mikdamot]
Tzalhavim (novel) , Zmora-Bitan, 1993 [Tzalhavim]
Asides (stories) , Zmora-Bitan, 1996 [Tzdadiyim]
By the Sea (novellas) , Zmora-Bitan, 1996 [Etzel Ha-Yam]
Lovely Malcolmiah (novel) , Zmora-Bitan, 1998 [Malcomiya Yefefiya]
Collected Work [7 vols.], Zmora-Bitan, 1996 [Mahadura Meyuchedet Mi-Kitvei S. Yizhar]
On Education and on Education Towards Values (non-fiction), Am Oved, 1974 [Al Chinuch Ve-Al Chinuch La-Arachim]
To Read a Story [2 vols.] (non-fiction), Am Oved, 1982 [Likro Sipur]
A Story Is Not (essays), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1983 [Sipur Eino]
A Call for Education (non-fiction), Sifriat Poalim, 1984 [Kriʹa Le-Chinuch]
Farewell to Education (essays), Zmora-Bitan, 1988 [Preida Min Ha-Chinuch]
Dispute, (non-fiction), Zmora-Bitan, 1988 [Dapei Riv]
Two Polemics, (non-fiction), Zmora-Bitan, 1990 [Shnei Pulmusim]
Discovering Elijah (memoir) , Zmora-Bitan, 1999 [Giluy Eliyahu]
Six Summer Stories (youth), Sifriat Poalim, 1950; Zmora Bitan, 1990 [Shisha Sipurei Kayitz]
Adventure in the Lake (children), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1956 [Harpatka Ba-Agam: Maʹaseh She-Haya Be-Yam-Chula]
The Adventures of Humit (children), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1958; Zmora-Bitan, 1992 [Alilot Humit]
Oran and Ange (children), Sifriat Poalim, 1960; 1976; 2012 [Tapu U-Fuza]
Uncle’s Moshe’s Chariot (children), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1973; Even Hoshen, 2006 [Ha-Kirkara Shel Ha-Dod Moshe]
Barefoot (youth), Tarshish, 1959; Zmora-Bitan, 1989 [Be-Raglayim Yechefot]

Books in Translation

German: Frankfurt, Suhrkamp, 1998
Italian (with The Prisoner): Turin, Einaudi, 2005
English: Jerusalem, Ibis, 2008; London, Granta, 2011; NY, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014
Spanish: Barcelona, Minuscula, 2009
French: Paris, Galaade, 2010
Norwegian: Oslo, Aschehoug, 2011; pback: 2016
Greek: Athens, Melani, forthcoming
Swedish: Stockholm, Bonnier, forthcoming
Dutch: Amsterdam, Athenaeum-Pollak & van Genepp, 2013
Danish: Copenhagen, Moeller, 2016: Audio, 2018 
English: Jerusalem, Israel Universities Press, 1969; New York/London, The Toby Press, 2007
German: Frankfurt, Suhrkamp, 1997  
French: Arles, Actes Sud, 2000
Italian: Rome, Elliott, 2013
French: Arles, Actes Sud, 1997
German: Reinbeck, Rowholt, 1996; pback: 1998; ebook: forthcoming 
English: London/New York, Toby Press, 2007

Selected Stories
Arabic: Beirut, Dar Al-Kalimah, 1988
Congratulations to Barabara Harshav for the 2018 PEN Medal for Translation!
The prize is given to a translator whose career has demonstrated a commitment to excellence through the body of their work. Barbara Harshav has been translating works from French, German, Hebrew and Yiddish for over twenty years and has currently published over forty books of translation. Among the many Hebrew authors she has translated: Yoram Kaniuk, Agnon, Yehudit Hendel, Yehuda Amichai and many more.
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!
Congratulations to Ronit Matalon, the recipient of the 2017 Brenner prize for her book 'And the Bride Closed the Door". And, congratulations to Amir ziv, the recipent of the first ever Brenner prize for debut novels.
Ronit Matalon's book tells the story of Margie, a young bride, who shuts herself up in her mother's bedroom and declares that she won’t get married. Her family gathers at the locked door, not knowing what to do. Amir Ziv tells a story that begins as an apparently routine correspondence between a prying citizen, secretly in love with his neighbor, and a conscientious municipal clerk, and developes into an uncovering of a great underlying drama.
The fourth German-Hebrew/Hebrew-German translation workshop April 29 to May 5, 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: Sunday, April 29, 2018 until Saturday, May 5, 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".

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

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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