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Amir Gutfreund

Amir Gutfreund (1963-2015) was born in Haifa and since 2005 lived in the Galilee. After studying applied mathematics at the Technion, he joined the Israeli Air Force where he worked for 20 years in mathematical research. Gutfreund received the Buchman Prize for Our Holocaust (2001), the Sapir Prize for The Shoreline Mansions (2003), the Book Publishers Association's Gold Book Prize (2006) as well as the Rohr Choice Award (USA, 2007) for Our Holocaust, the Prime Minister's Prize (2013) and the Ramat Gan Prize for The Legend of Bruno and Adella (2015). His last book, Mount of Beatitudes, was awarded the Steimatzky Prize for best-selling book of the year posthumously (2016)


Books Published in Hebrew            
Our Holocaust (novel), Zmora-Bitan, 2000; 2002 [Sho'a Shelanu]            
The Shoreline Mansions (stories), Zmora-Bitan, 2002 [Achuzot Ha-Chof]     
The World, a Moment Later (novel), Zmora-Bitan, 2005 [Ha-Olam, Ktzat Achar Kach] 
Heroes Fly to Her (novel), Zmora-Bitan, 2008 [Bishvila Giborim Afim]
A Mercenary and Winter Buds (novel), Zmora-Bitan, 2013 [Mazal Orev] 
Last Bullet Calls It [The Legend of Bruno and Adella] (novel), Zmora-Bitan, 2014 [Agadat Bruno Ve-Adella]
Mount of Beatitudes (novel), Zmora-Bitan, 2016 [Har Ha-Osher]           

Books in Translation            
Our Holocaust            
German: Berlin, Berlin Verlag, 2003; pback: Berlin Taschenbuch, 2005           
English: New York/London, Toby Press, 2006; pback: AmazonCrossing, 2012 French: Paris, Gallimard, 2007; Paris, Folio, 2009
Czech: Prague, Garamond, 2012
Hungarian: Budapest, Europa, 2013

The World, a Moment Later            
English: New York/London, Toby Press, 2008; AmazonCrossing, 2012
French: Paris, Gallimard, 2007; pback: Paris, Gallimard/Folio, 2009

Heroes Fly to Her
French: Paris, Gallimard, 2015

Last Bullet Calls It [The Legend of Bruno and Adella]
English: AmazonCrossing, 2017

French: Paris, Gallimard, 2017


Amir Gutfreund

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

"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!
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, and Gadi Goldberg,
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is one of the 100 notable books of 2017 of the "New York Times".

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