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Maayan Ben Hagai

Maayan Ben Hagai was born in Kibbutz Degania Bet in 1970 and grew up in Kibbutz Afiq. She is a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with majors in comparative literature, history of art, and social work. Over the years she has worked with distressed youth, Ethiopian immigrants and in a used bookstore. She lives in Jerusalem with her partner and their three children. Ben Hagai has published two novels, short stories and a book for youth. In 2016, she received the Devorah Omer Prize for Children's Literature.

Books Published in Hebrew

Sea and Land (novel) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2011 [Yam Ve-Yabasha]
Gudai [with Zahava Goshen] (youth), Asia, 2016 [Gudai]
Walkman (novel), Am Oved, 2017 [Walkman]

Books in Translation

French: Paris, Phebus, 2015
NEWS
Our new Spring 2019 catalogue of new books is up.
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"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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