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Avigdor Hameiri

Avigdor Hameiri (1890-1970) was born in Carpatho, Ukraine (then Hungary), as Avigdor Feuerstein. He published his first poem in Hebrew in 1907 and his first book of poetry five years later. In 1916, he was captured by the Russians while serving as an Austrian officer on the Russian front. He was imprisoned in Siberia and released in 1917 after the October Revolution. Hameiri immigrated to Palestine in 1921, joined the staff of the daily Haaretz, and was editor of several literary and cultural journals. In 1932, he founded the first social satirical theater in Hebrew in Tel Aviv. Hameiri wrote well over 30 books, including poetry, novels, short stories, non-fiction and children's books. He was awarded the Bialik Institute Prize (1936), the Nordau Prize (1945), the Miriam Talphir Prize (1965) and the Israel Prize (1968). 

Books Published in Hebrew            
Poems by Avigdor Feuerstein, Budapest: The Zionist Organization In Hungary, 1912 [Mi-Shirei Avigdor Feuerstein: Kovetz Rishon]
Ingathering of the Exiles (play), Kupat Hasefer, Jewish National Fund, 1924 [Kibbutz Galuyot: Apotheoza]
Under Red Skies (War Stories: 1), Haktav, 1925 [Tcahat Shamayim Adumim: Sipurei Milchama: 1]
Mother's Milk (poetry), Haktav, 1925 [Shirei Avigdor Hameiri: Chalev Em: 1903-1909]
Jacob's Bow (War Stories: 2), Haktav, 1926 [Keshet Yaakov: Sipurei Milchama: 2]
Tree of the Field (story), P. Ginzburg, 1927 [Etz-Ha-Sadeh]
In the Name of Rabbi Jesus from Nazareth (War Stories: 3), Lema'an Hasefer, 1928 [Be-Shem Rabbi Yeshu Mi-Natzeret: Sipurei Milchama: 3] 
The Great Madness (novel), Mitzpeh, 1929; rev. ed. 1930; Y. Sreberk, 1946; Goren, 1985; Dvir, 1989 [Ha-Shigaon Ha-Gadol: Reshimot Katzin Ivri Ba-Milchama Ha-Gdola] 
Between Men Teeth (non-fiction), Hashahar, 1929 [Bein Shinei Ha-Adam: Re'inoa-Odessa 1919-1920]
Ferno on Earth [two vols./ one vol.] (novel), Mitzpeh, 1932; Y. Sreberk, 1946; rev. ed. Dvir, 1989 [Ba-Geihinom Shel Mata: Reshimot Katzin Ivri Bi-Shvi Rusia]
On Men and Animals (children), Yavneh, 193? [Al Ha-Adam Ve-Al Ha-Behema]
Two-Legged and Four-Legged (children), Yavneh, 193? [Mehalchei Shtayim Ve-Arba]   
The Wisdom of Animals (children), Eretz, 1933; Sinai, 1954; 1982 [Chochmat Ha-Behemot]
The Book of Poems, Am Hasefer, 1933 [Sefer Ha-Shirim]
Bounty [two vols. / one vol.] (novel), Mitzpeh, 1934; Y. Sreberk, 1947 [Tnuva]
On the Blood (non-fiction), Lev Hadash, 1936 [Al Ha-Dam]
Towards a Jewish State or Judean Exile? (non-fiction), Hamahar, 1938; ext. ed. 1939 [Likrat Medina Ivrit O Galut Yehuda?]
Are We Ready for the Kingdom? (non-fiction), Hamahar, 1938 [Ha-Muchsharim Anu Le-Malchut?]
Travelling in Wild Europe (travel), Va'ad Hayovel, R. Mass, 1938 [Masa Be-Eiropa Ha-Pir'it: Rishmei Agav Anachroniyim]
The Primal Hebrew (non-fiction), Yavneh, 1942 [Ha-Ivri Ha-Kadmon: Masat-Nisayon Le-Cheker Mekor Ha-Shorashim Ha-Ivriyim]
Under Red Skies (Collected War Stories), Massada, 1944 [Tachat Shamayim Adumim (Kol Sipurei Ha-Milchama)] 
Between the Nights (novellas), Yavneh, 1944 [Bein Laila Le-Laila]
The Singing Pyre (poetry), Bialik Institute, 1944 [Ha-Moked Ha-Ran]
Schoolboy Dreams (poetry), Sifriat Poalim, 1945 [Chalomot Shel Beit-Raban: Machzor Shirim]
A World Without a Guardian, Am Oved, 1946 [Ha-Olam Lelo Shomer]
Lie (story), Yedioth Ahronoth, 1947 [Sheker]  
The White Messiah [two vols.] (novel), Y. Sreberk, 1947 [Ha-Mashiach Ha-Lavan]
Pinocchio in the Land of Israel (children), Mitzpeh, 1950 [Pinocchio Be-Eretz Israel]
Revolution in the Jungle: Ten Tales (children), N. Twersky, 1951 [Ha-Mahapecha Be-Ya'ar-Ad: Eser Ma'asiyot U-Ma'asiya Achat Kshura Ba-Shniya]
The Universe: Astronomy for Youth and for Everyone (youth), Sinai, 1951 [Ha-Yekum: Astronomya La-Noar Ve-La-Kol]
The Gifted Body (stories), Ayin, 1951; Ministry of Defense/ Sifriat Tarmil, 1980 [Ha-Guf Ha-Ge'oni (16 Sipurim)]
Seleted Stories, Idit, 1954 [Mivchar Sipurei Avigdor Hameiri]
Socrates' Secret (novel), Idit, 1955 [Sodo Shel Socrates: Roman Mi-Tkufat Yavan Ha-Atika]
Children and Holydays in Israel (children), Sinai, 1957 [Yeladim Ve-Chagim Be-Israel]
Come to Eat! (children), Sinai, 1957 [Bo'u Le'echol!: Sipur Katan Le-Yaldei Ha-Gan]
Blessed Be the Match (play), Niv, 1958 [Ashrei Ha-Gafrur: Chazon Ha-Gvura Ve-Hatehila Shel Hannah Senesh]
In a Pavement of Sapphire (poetry), Bialik Institute, 1962 [Be-Livnat Ha-Sapir]
Bialik on the Spot (non-fiction), Niv, 1962 [Bialik Al-Atar: (Sichot-Dagesh Ve-Sichot Chetef)]
Yossele Teglashi (poetry), Massada, 1967 [Yossele Teglashi: Shir Gvura]
War Stories, Am Oved, 1970 [Sipurei Ha-Milchama]
Selected Poems, Yachdav, The Hebrew Writers Association, 1976 [Yalkut Shirim]
Revolution in the Jungle (children-picture bk), Goren, 1985 [Ha-Mahapecha Be-Ya'ar-Ad)           

Books in Translation            
The Great Madness            
English: New York, Vantage Press, 1952; Haifa, Or-Ron, 1984
Hungarian: Budapest, Mult es Jovo, 2009 

Selected Poems  
Hungarian: Budapest, Mult es Jovo, 2006 

Avigdor Hameiri

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

Congratulations to Barabara Harshav for the 2018 PEN Medal for Translation!
The prize is given to a translator whose career has demonstrated a commitment to excellence through the body of their work. Barbara Harshav has been translating works from French, German, Hebrew and Yiddish for over twenty years and has currently published over forty books of translation. Among the many Hebrew authors she has translated: Yoram Kaniuk, Agnon, Yehudit Hendel, Yehuda Amichai and many more.
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!
Congratulations to Ronit Matalon, the recipient of the 2017 Brenner prize for her book 'And the Bride Closed the Door". And, congratulations to Amir ziv, the recipent of the first ever Brenner prize for debut novels.
Ronit Matalon's book tells the story of Margie, a young bride, who shuts herself up in her mother's bedroom and declares that she won’t get married. Her family gathers at the locked door, not knowing what to do. Amir Ziv tells a story that begins as an apparently routine correspondence between a prying citizen, secretly in love with his neighbor, and a conscientious municipal clerk, and developes into an uncovering of a great underlying drama.
The fourth German-Hebrew/Hebrew-German translation workshop April 29 to May 5, 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: Sunday, April 29, 2018 until Saturday, May 5, 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".

Congratulations to Zeruya Shalev and Shifra Horn for receiving the 2017 Adei Wizo Prize.

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award! The books on the longlist are selected by 400 libraries worldwide. Titles are nominated on the basis of ‘high literary merit’ as determined by the nominating library.
Yitzchak Mayer's personal website goes live
English edition of Yitzchak Mayer's amazing "Silent Letter" is about to come out with Mosaic Press. Learn more about the author's incredible life story on his brand new website.
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