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Daniella Carmi

Daniella Carmi was born in Tel Aviv. She studied philosophy and communications at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and writes drama, screenplays and books for adults, children and youth. Her y/a book, Samir and Yonatan, was awarded an Honorable Mention from UNESCO for Children and Young People's Literature in the Service of Tolerance (1997), the Berlin Prize for Best Children's Book in Translation (1997), the Silver Quill Award (Germany, 1997), the Batchelder Award for Best Translated Book by the American Library Association (2001), and the Italian WIZO Prize (2003). Carmi has also received first prize at The Acco Festival for her play Artane (1998), the Prime Minister's Prize twice (1999; 2010), the ACUM Prize (2002) and the Ramat Gan Prize for Where Do Grandpas Fly? (2015). In 2007, her story A Lady Hippopotamus on the Roof was performed at the Haifa Children's Theater Festival. Carmi has been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Prize in 2008. Her books have been translated into 18 languages.

Daniella Carmi

Books Published in Hebrew

Nizan of the Snows (novella), Keter, 1984 [Nitzan Ba-Shlagim]
All the Time in the World for Picking Plums (stories), Keter, 1987 [Kol Ha-Zman She-Ba-Olam Liktof Shezifim]
Cleoʹs Night Life (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1991 [Chayei Ha-Layla Shel Cleo]
To Free an Elephant (novella) , Am Oved, 2001 [Leshachrer Pil: Masa Bricha Mi-Zichronot Yaldut Mefukpakim]
Summer Honey (novel) , Am Oved, 2002 [Dvash Kayitz]
The Yassin Family and Lucy in the Sky (novellas) , Am Oved, 2009 [Mishpachat Yassin Ve-Luci Ba-Shamayim]
Goats (novella) , Am Oved, 2011 [Izim]
The Explosion on Ahalan Street (youth) , Keter, 1985 [Ha-Pitzutz Bi-Rchov Ahalan]
Porcupines in Efrata Street (children), Sifriat Maariv, 1988 [Kipodim Bi-Rchov Efrata: Alilot Momo Ve-Yaki Ve-Ha-Salatim She-Hem Hechinu]
Samir and Yonatan on Planet Mars (youth) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1994 [Samir Ve-Yonatan Al Kochav Maʹadim]
To Be the Daughter of a Gypsy (youth) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1996 [Lihiyot Bat Shel Tzoani]
Bianca the Ghost (youth) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2001 [Bianka, Ruach Ha-Refaʹim]
A Lady Hippopotamus on the Roof (children-picture bk) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2001 [Hipopotamit Al Ha-Gag]
A Journey on a Scooter (children-picture bk) , Am Oved, 2003 [Masa Al Korkinet: Masa Bein Batei Tel-Aviv-Yafo]
Me and the Whale (children-picture bk) , Kinneret, 2008 [Ha-Leviatan Va-Ani]
Jerusalem-on-Sea (children-picture bk) , Babel, 2013 [Yerushalayim Al Ha-Yam]
Where Do Grandpas Fly? (children-picture bk) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2014 [Le'an Afim Ha-Saba'im?]
How I Got Myself a Pony (children-picture bk) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2016 [Eich Hisagti Li Sus: Ve-Lamadeti Et Otiyot Ha-Alef Bet]
The Explosion on Ahalan Street [Theater for Children and Youth, 1986]
Interrogation [Cameri, 1988]
Israel 10 Points [Haifa, 1992]
The Way to the Cats (based on Yehoshua Kenazʹs novel) [Haifa, 1993]
Artane [Acco Festival, 1998]
Samir and Yonatan on Planet Mars [Theatroneto Festival, 2002; Haifa Childrenʹs Theater Festival, 2004]
Lady Hippopotamus on the Roof [Haifa Childrenʹs Theater Festival, 2007]

Books in Translation

Italian (The Yassin Family): Rome, Riuniti, 2011; Milan, Tiqqun, 2016 
Italian (Adina and Carmela Seek a Lifeline): Rome, Riuniti, forthcoming
German: Berlin, Berlin Verlag, 2013
French (The Yassin Family): Paris, L'Antilope, 2017
German: Frankfurt, Alibaba, 1991; pback: Munich, dtv junior, 1993
French: Paris, Hachette Jeunesse, 1993
Spanish: Salamanca, Loguez, 1994
Turkish: Istanbul, Pena, 2016
Dutch: Baarn, Fontein, 1997
Spanish: Salamanca, Loguez, 1997; Mexico City, Castillo, 2013
German: Munich, Carl Hanser, 1996; pback: Munich, dtv, 2000; 2003
English: New York, Scholastic/Arthur Levine, 2000; pback: 2002
Japanese: Tokyo, Ca et La Shobo, 2001
Italian: Milan, Mondadori, 2002; Milan, Salani, 2010
French: Paris, Hachette Jeunesse/Mon Bel Oranger, 2002
Serbian: Novi Sad, Zmaj, 2002
Slovenian: Krize, Ucila, 2002
Chinese (complex): Taipei, Eastern Pub., 2002
Chinese (simplified): Nanjing, Jiangsu Children's Pub., forthcoming 
Thai: Bangkok, Bliss, 2004
Greek: Athens, Kastaniotis, 2005
Portuguese: Porto, Ambar, 2005
Korean: Seoul, Yewon Media, 2007
Arabic: Haifa, Kul Shee, 2007
Turkish: Istanbul, Pena, 2015
Azeri: Baku, Alatoran, forthcoming 
German: Munich, Hanser, 1998
Dutch: Baarn, Fontein, 2002
French: Paris, Gallimard, 2003
Italian: Milan, Mondadori, 2004
German: Munich, Carl Hanser, 2003; pback: Munich, dtv, 2008
German: Munich, Carl Hanser, 2013 (in anthology: Folge deinem Traum)
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)".
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!
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