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Shin Shifra

Shin Shifra (1931-2012) was born to a family that has lived in Jerusalem since the mid-19th century. She studied kabbala, Hebrew literature and education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University. Later, she also studied the Sumerian and Akkadian languages at Bar Ilan University. Shifra taught creative writing and lectured on ancient near-eastern literature at Tel Aviv University. She published poetry, fiction, interviews with Israeli writers, literary criticism, a children's book and translations of Sumerian and Akkadian literature. Shifra received the Ze'ev Prize (2001), an Andersen Honor Citation (2001), the Amichai Prize for Poetry (2001), the President's Prize (2004), the Brenner Prize for Poetry for Whispering Silk (2008) and the EMET Prize (2010).

Shin Shifra

Books Published in Hebrew

POETRY
A Womanʹs Song, Machbarot Lesifrut, 1962 [Shir Isha]
The Next Step, Machbarot Lesifrut, 1968 [Ha-Tzaʹad Ha-Ba]
Desert Poems, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1972 [Shirei Midbar]
Poems 1973-1985, Am Oved, 1987 [Hatzavim Nerot Neshama]
A Woman Who Practices How to Live, Zmora-Bitan, 2001 [Isha She-Mitʹamenet Be-Lichyot: Shirim 1986-1999]
Whispering Silk, Zmora-Bitan, 2007 [Meshi Lachashta Li]
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PROSE
From the Oven to the Pool (non-fiction), Sifriat Proza Meida, 1982 [Bein Tanur Li-Vreicha]
The Sand Street (stories) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Yedioth Ahronoth, 1994 [Rehov Ha-Hol]
From Ancient Stories to Kings and Prophets (non-fiction), Am Oved, 2003 [Me-Alilot Reshit Ad Melachim U-Neviʹim]
Words as Magic and the Magic in Words (non-fiction), Ministry of Defense, 2008 [Ha-Milim Ke-Chishuf, Ve-Ha-Kishuf She-Ba-Milim]
Woman Is Just an Arena (stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2012 [Isha Hi Rak Zira]
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CHILDREN & YOUTH
The Epic of Gilgamesh (youth), Am Oved, 2000 [Alilot Gilgamesh]
The Tales of Anzu the Great Eagle (children) , Am Oved, 2009 [Alilot Anzu Ha-Nesher Ha-Gadol]
The Descend of Ishtar to the Underworld (youth), Am Oved, 2012 [Alilot Inanna-Ishtar Ba-Shʹol]

Books in Translation

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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