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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
"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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