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Shlomit Cohen-Assif

Shlomit Cohen-Assif was born in 1949 in Iraq and came to Israel in 1951 with her family. She grew up in Holon, where she still lives today, and studied at Tel Aviv University. She began publishing poetry for adults and for children during her military service. Cohen-Asif is one of the most prominent Hebrew children's poets. Her works have been adapted for the stage and radio; they have also been the subject of dance and set to music. Cohen-Assif has written many children's stories, and her poems have been included in numerous schoolbooks and anthologies, both in Israel and abroad. Cohen-Asif has been awarded many prizes, including  the ACUM Prize three times (1979; 1980; 1982), the Ze'ev Prize twice (1981; 1990), the Prime Minister's Prize twice (1984; 2001), the ACUM Prize for Lifetime Achievement (1995), the Fania Bergstein Prize (2003), the Bialik Prize (2010) and the Arik Einstein Prize (2017).

Shlomit Cohen-Assif

Books in Translation

When the Star Fell into a Puddle
Arabic: Tel Aviv, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2012

It Starts with a Boom and Ends with a Bang
Arabic: Bnei Brak, The Israel Center for Books and Libraries, 2013
"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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