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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
Congratulations to Zeruya Shalev and Shifra Horn for receiving the 2017 Adei Wizo Prize.

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Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award! The books on the longlist are selected by 400 libraries worldwide. Titles are nominated on the basis of ‘high literary merit’ as determined by the nominating library.
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The second edition of the Letters of Israel festival will take place in Paris from September 8 to 18, 2017
After the success of its first edition, the Lettres d'Israël festival is gaining momentum, with an enriched program: meetings, conversations, readings , Theater, major authors and discoveries. Zeruya Shalev, Orly Castel-bloom, Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, Iris Argaman, and many more will participate. Click here for the full program:
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Call for application: Artists in Residence Programme in Austria. Please note the deadline: September 18th, 2017.
In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery makes available 50 residencies to visual artists / art photographers / composers / video and media artists / writers / literary translators and arts and cultural educators in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2018. For more details:
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Yizhak Mayer: "Meet the Author" Event
Ambassador Yizhak Mayer, author of the moving book “Silent Letter” will hold a “meet the author” event in Netanya. For further info about the event: http://www.netanyaaaci.org.il/WebPages/BoxOfficePages/lectures2.htm And for more details about the title click here: http://www.ithl.org.il/page_15644
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ITHL director on Grossman's win
"Grossman winning is not only his own achievement, but the achievement of the Hebrew literature as a whole", - Nilli Cohen on the first Hebrew author to receive Man Booker International Prize. Click here for the full article in Hebrew.
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Chana Bloch dies at 77
Chana Bloch, a revered poet and translator from Hebrew and Yiddish, has sadly passed away earlier this month. Among her many remarkable achievements is the wonderful translation of a collection of poems by Dahlia Ravikovitch​ (W. W. Norton & Company). Chana will be greatly missed.
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Yitzchak Mayer's personal website goes live
English edition of Yitzchak Mayer's amazing "Silent Letter" is about to come out with Mosaic Press. Learn more about the author's incredible life story on his brand new website.
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Dayan on feminism and writing
Following the release of "Transitions" in English, Yael Dayan talks to Lilith Magazine about her past aspirations and present pursuits. Click here to read the full interview.
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Gundar-Goshen's Op-Ed for Time
To mark the US publication of "Waking Lions" Ayelet Gundar-Goshen talks about the refugee crisis, internal walls and people behind them in the op-ed for Time. Click here to read the article.
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