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Ruth Almog

Ruth Almog was born in Petah Tikva, Israel, in 1936 to an Orthodox family of German descent. She studied literature and philosophy at Tel Aviv University, and has taught at all levels, from elementary school to the departments of philosophy and film at Tel Aviv University. Almog has also been deputy editor of the literary section of the daily Haaretz, and writer-in-residence at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. At present, she writes literary reviews for Haaretz.
Almog has received the Ze'ev Prize twice (1985; 2000), the Brenner Prize (1989), the Yad Vashem Prize (2000), an Andersen Honor Citation (2000), the Agnon Prize (2001), the Neuman Prize (2004), the German Gerty Spies Prize for Literature (Rheinland-Pfalz, 2004), the Bialik Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2006), the Prime Minister's Prize twice (1995; 2007) and the ACUM Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2011).

Ruth Almog

Books Published in Hebrew

Marguereta’s Night Grace (stories), Tarmil, 1969 [Chasdei Ha-Layla Shel Margerita]
The Exile (novel), Am Oved, 1971 [Be-Eretz Gzera]
After Tubishvat (stories), Tarmil, 1979 [Acharei Tu Bi-Shvat]
The Stranger and the Foe, (novella), Sifriat Poalim, 1980 [Et Ha-Zar Ve-Ha-Oyev: Duach Al Chasima]
Death in the Rain (novel) , Keter, 1982 [Mavet Ba-Geshem]
Women (stories) , Keter, 1986 [Nashim]
Roots of Light (novel) , Keter, Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1987; 2002 [Shorshei Avir]
Invisible Mending (novella & stories) , Keter, 1993 [Tikun Omanuti]
A Perfect Lover [with Esther Ettinger] (suspense) , Keter, 1995 [Meʹahev Mushlam]
The Inner Lake, (non-fiction), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2000 [Ha-Agam Ha-Pnimi]
Estelina My Love [with Esther Ettinger] (suspense) , Keter, 2002 [Estelina Ahuvati]
All This Overflowing Bliss (stories) , Keter, 2003 [Kol Ha-Osher Ha-Mufraz Ha-zeh: Sipurim 1967-1997]
Love, Natalia (novel) , Keter, 2005 [Be-Ahava, Natalia]
A Little Coat (novella), Zmora-Bitan, 2008 [Meʹil Katon]. Included in: Invisible Mending, above
Stranger in Paradise (novel) , Zmora-Bitan, 2008 [Zara Be-Gan Eden]
The Whistle of the Ocarina (stories), Zmora-Bitan, 2011 [Shrikat Ha-Okarina: Sipurim Ktanim]
Woman in the Garden (stories), Zmora-Bitan, 2012 [Isha Ba-Gan]
The Living (12 stories & a novella), Dvir, 2016 [Ha-Chayim: Shneim-Asar Sipurim Ve-Novella]
Naphy (children-picture bk), Am Oved, 1979 [Naphy, Nesich Ha-Karnafim]
Gilgil (children), Massada, 1986 [Gilgil]
Nomads in the Orchard (youth) , Massada, 1986 [Tzoʹanim Ba-Pardes]
The Silver Ball (youth) , Am Oved, 1986 [Kadur Ha-Kesef]
The Wonderbird (children) , Am Oved, 1991 [Chasibur]
Rakefet, My First Love (youth) , Keter, 1992 [Rakefet, Ahavati Ha-Rishona]
Gilgil Wants a Dog (children), Modan, 1998 [Gilgil Rotza Kelev]
My Journey with Alex (youth) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1999 [Ha-Masa Sheli Im Alex]
The Magic Acorn (children) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1999 [Balut Ha-Pele Shel Kamila]
Just One More Hug (youth) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2003 [Od Chibuk Echad]
Magic Bird (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2011 [TziporKesem]

Books in Translation

English: Santa Fe, Red Crane Books, 1993
Chinese: Beijing, China Social Sciences, 1998
Arabic: Cairo, Al Dar al-Arabia, 2005
German: Munich, Goldmann, 1999
Italian: Rome, Atmophere Libri, forthcoming
German: Modling, St. Gabriel, 1993; pback: Weinheim, Beltz & Gelberg, 1997
Dutch: Amsterdam, Ploegsma, 1994
Chinese: Shanghai, Juvenile & Children Pubs., 2001
Italian: Verona, Mondadori, 2004
German: Frankfurt, Sauerlander, 2002
Serbian: Belgrade, Book & Marco, 2008
Chinese: Nanjing, Jiangsu Children's Pub., 2016

A Little Coat 
Chinese: Hefei, Anhui Literature & Art, 1998
German: Gerlingen, Bleicher, 2000

Selected Stories
German: Mohlin, Rauhreif, 1992

Magic Bird
Portuguese: Lisbon, Vega, 2011

Manuscripts available in English translation (for publishers only) 
A Little Coat
The Exile (partial)
Selected stories
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:
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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Yitzchak Mayer's personal website goes live
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Gundar-Goshen's Op-Ed for Time
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