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Alex Epstein

Alex Epstein was born in St. Petersburg, Russia (then Leningrad), in 1971, and came to Israel in 1980. He currently lives in Tel Aviv. Best known for his short short stories, Epstein has published a book of poetry, collections of short stories and novels. He writes for the literary supplement of the daily newspapers, Haaretz , teaches creative writing and works as a programmer in a high-tech firm. In 2007 Epstein participated in the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, and in 2010 he was writer in residence at the University of Denver. Epstein was awarded the Prime Minister's Prize twice (2003; 2016).

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Alex Epstein

Books Published in Hebrew

Writing Leningrad and Other Poems (poetry), Eked, 1992 [Kotev Leningrad Ve-Shirim Acherim]
The Dog that Talked (About the War) (stories) , Zmora-Bitan, 1994 [Ha-Kelev She-Diber (Al Ha-Milchama)]
A Story About Nimrodon (children-picture bk), Keter, 1997 [Sipur Al Nimrodon]
The Mountaineerʹs Beloved (stories) , Keter, 1999 [Ahuvato Shel Metapes He-Harim]
Honey Dictionary (novel), Gvanim, 2000 [Milon Mahapach]
Yellow Heroes (story), Keter, 2000 [Ha-Giborim Ha-Tzehubim]
The Odyssey (novel) , Keter, 2001 [Odiseʹa]
Dream Recipes (novel), Babel, 2002 [Matkonei Chalomot]
Blue Has No South (stories) , Am Oved, 2005 [Le-Kachol Ein Darom]
Lunar Savings Time [Shortcuts Home] (stories), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2010 [Kitzurei Derech Habayta]
For My Next Illusion I Will Use Wings (stories), Carmel, 2012 [La-Kesem Ha-Ba Ezdakek Li-Chnafayim]
Recalculating Love [digital book] (stories), Indiebook, 2013 [Mechashev Ahava Me-Chadash]
First-Hand from the Author (stories), Indiebook, 2014 [Yad Rishona Mi-Sofer]

Books in Translation

English: Northampton, MA, Clockroot Books, 2010

Selected Stories
Russian: Moscow, Muravei, 2006

Lunar Savings Time [Shortcuts Home]
English: Northampton, MA, Clockroot Books, 2011
French: Bordeaux, Éditions do, 2017

"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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