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Ron Barkai

Ron Barkai was born in Jerusalem in 1943 and now lives in Tel Aviv. He studied Middle Eastern history at Tel Aviv University and received his PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Barkai is a professor of medieval history at Tel Aviv University. He writes fiction and has also published a number of books on Jewish-Muslim-Christian relations in medieval Spain, which have been translated into French, Spanish and English.

Ron Barkai

Books Published in Hebrew

Science, Magic and Mythology in the Middle Ages (non-fiction), The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, 1987 [Mada, Magya, Ve-Mitologya Bi-Yemei Ha-Beinayim]
Like an Egyptian Movie (novel) , Xargol, 2001 [Kmo Seret Mitzri]
Spanish Mythology (non-fiction), Mapa, 2003 [Ha-Mitologya Ha-Sfaradit]
The Woman Who Loved Stories (novel) , Xargol, 2003 [Ha-Isha She-Ahava Sipurim]
Tel Aviv Under Ground (novel) , Xargol/ Am Oved, 2010 [Ha-Tachtit Shel Tel Aviv]

Books in Translation

Italian: Florence, Giuntina, 2005
French: Paris, Fayard, 2006

Christians, Muslems and Jews in Medieval Spain - From the Convergence to the Expulsion
French: Paris, Editions du Cerf, 1994

Self-Image and Enemy-Image of Christians and Muslems in Medieval Spain

Spanish: Madrid, Ediciones Rialp, 1984

A History of Jewish Gynaecological Tests in the Middle Ages

English: Leiden, Brill, 1998

Dinah’s Misfortunes - The Jewish Gynaecology in the Middle Ages

French: Paris, Editions du Cerf, 1991
NEWS

Professional program of literary translation 2018 September 3rd - November 11th - CITL of Arles (France) November 22 - 27 - Tel Aviv (Israel) Deadline for filing applications with the CITL: Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Details in the link below
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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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