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Yitzhak Ben-Ner

Yitzhak Ben-Ner was born in Kfar Yehoshua, Israel, in 1937 and studied literature and drama at Tel Aviv University. Ben-Ner is a writer, screenwriter, playwright, journalist and film critic. He also edits and hosts radio and TV programs. He began publishing stories as a young boy, and his first book for adults was published in 1967. Several of his books and stories have been adapted for the screen and stage; his play Ta'atuon received First Prize at the Theatroneto Festival (1990) and was performed at the Royal National Theater, London, in 1998. Ben-Ner has been awarded the prestigious Agnon-Jerusalem Prize (1981), the Bernstein Prize (1981), the Ramat Gan Prize for Literature (1983), the Prime Minister's Prize (2006) and the ACUM Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2008). 

Yitzhak Ben-Ner

Books Published in Hebrew

After the Field-Burner (children) Alef, 1967; rev. ed. Keter, 1980 [Be-Ikvot Mavʹir Ha-Sadot]
The Man from There (novel) , Am Oved, 1967, 2015 [Ha-Ish Mi-Sham]
Rustic Sunset (stories) , Am Oved, 1976; Yedioth Ahronoth, 2007 [Shkiʹa Kafrit]
Kishona: Children of the River (youth), Am Oved, 1978 [Kishona: Alilot A-La-Yaakov Va-Chavurato]
After the Rain (stories), Keter, 1979 [Acharei Ha-Geshem: Shlosha Sipurim]
My Friend Emmanuel and I (children), Keter, 1980 [Yedidi Emmanuel Va-Ani]
A Far Land (novel in stories), Keter, 1981 [Eretz Rechoka: Roman Be-Sipurim]
Protocol (novel), Keter, 1983 [Protokol]
The Angels Are Coming (novel), Keter, Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1987; Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2016 [Malʹachim Baʹim]
Taʹatuon (novel), Keter, 1989 [Taʹatuon]
Jeans: A Dog. Not Pants (youth), Keter, 1991 [Jeans: Kalba. Lo Michnasayim]
Morning of Fools (novel), Keter, 1992 [Boker Shel Shotim]
Bears and Woods (novel), Keter, 1995 [Dubim Ve-Yaʹar]
Enemy Scope (suspense) , Keter, 1997 [Mitcham Oyev]
City of Refuge (novel) , Am Oved, 2000 [Ir Miklat]
Nobodyʹs Ever Died Walking (novel), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2007 [Af Echad Od Lo Met Be-Halicha]
The Long Night Journey Home (stories), Am Oved, 2013 [Ha-Masa Ha-Leily Ha-Aroch Habayta: Mivchar Sipurim Me-Az U-Me-Achshav]
The Itzhakya [digital book] (autobiographical novel), Mendele EBooks, 2013 [Ha-Itzchakya]
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FILMS & TV
The Magic Door (writer) [TV series, 1974]
Atalia (story) [feature film, 1984]
Again, Forever (story & screenplay) [feature film, 1985]
Winter Games (story) [TV drama, 1988]
Nili (screenplay & director) [documentary feature film, 1996]
Enemy Scope (writer) [TV mini-series, 1999]
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PERFORMED PLAYS
Nicole [Habima, 1978]
Cairo, February ʹ78 [Habima, 1982]
David August [1983]
A Far Land [1989]
Taʹatuon [Cameri, 1990]
Morning of Fools [Beit Lessin, 1994]
Uri Muri [Cameri, 1998]

Books in Translation

English: New York/Tel Aviv, Sabra Books, 1970
Japanese: Tokyo, Kadokawa Shoten, 1978
French: Paris, Ecriture, 1994
English: Colorado Springs, Lynne Rienner, 1997 
 
After the Rain
Danish: Copenhagen, S.T., 1992
NEWS

Professional program of literary translation 2018 September 3rd - November 11th - CITL of Arles (France) November 22 - 27 - Tel Aviv (Israel) Deadline for filing applications with the CITL: Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Details in the link below
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Call for applications English speakers: Stay culture in Paris (deadline: June 12th, 2018)
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Congratulations to Sami Berdugo and Shoham Smith, recipients of the 2018 Bialik Prize, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in Israel!

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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!
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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, birkenhauer@013.net and Gadi Goldberg, gadi.goldberg@gmail.com
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Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is one of the 100 notable books of 2017 of the "New York Times".

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