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Peretz-Dror Banai

Peretz-Dror Banai was born in 1947 in Gamishli, Syria. He grew up in Aleppo and attended a Protestant school. He immigrated with his family to Israel in 1962. The family's first home was in an immigrant transit camp near the town of Kfar Saba, where he lives today. He has translated and published modern Arab poetry and prose (Mahmud Darwish, Joubran Khalil Joubran).            

Books Published in Hebrew
Oxygen, Stavit, 1980 [Chamtzan]            
Splendor and Nothing Else, Sifriat Poalim, 1982 [Yif'at Ve-Lo Mashehu Acher]
A Bow and a Spear, Sifriat Poalim, 1985 [Keshet Ve-Kidon]
The Sound of Days, Hakkibutz Hameuchad, 1985 [She'on Ha-Yamim]
Foliage, Sifriat Poalim, 1987 [Badim]            
Exchange My Life, Sifriat Poalim, 1988 [Ba-Avur Chayai]
Lion's Study, Sifriat Poalim, 1991 [Mishnat Arayot]
Poems from the Same Sea, Bitan, 1992 [Shirim Me-Oto Ha-Yam]       
Turquoise, Sifriat Poalim, 1993 [Turkiz]            
Mainly the '90, Sifriat Poalim, 1996 [Shnot Ha-Tish'im Be-Ikar]
Touches that Fled in a Cloud, Sifiriat Poalim, 1997 [Negi'ot She-Parchu Be-Anan]            
Last Edge of Beauty, Sifriat Poalim, 1999 [Gvul Acharon Le-Yofi]
California Notebooks, Even Hoshen, 2004 [Machberot California]
Sea Routes, Keshev, 2007 [Afikei Yam]
Sixty Below Zero, Keshev, 2008 [Shishim Mi-Tachat La-Efes]
Torn Happiness, Keshev, 2012 [Simcha Kru'a]    

Peretz-Dror Banai

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

"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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