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Suzane Adam
The novel is written as a confession which bit by bit exposes the disturbed personality of the protagonist. The novel can also be read as a suspense story — we`re not sure what horrible act the heroine has committed until the end of the book. Havatzelet, originally named Illidiko, tells her husband about something terrible that happened when she was a child. She has never uttered a word about that fateful day to a soul. The story takes us to a small town in Translyvania in the days following World War II, where Illidiko grew up as the only Jew among her Gentile friends. A pretty girl named Yutzi who works in the local slaughter house washing cattle intestines and making sausages, makes Illidko`s life miserable and views the Jewish girl as the embodiment of Satan himself. Yutzi drags the five year old Illidiko to the slaughter house to witness the slaughtering of the cows, and threatens to do the same to the little girl if she tells what she has seen. The event adversely and irrevocably alters little Illidiko, who has lived in fear since the incident, even after she has emigrated to Israel. What happens to suddenly expose the secret? Yutzi arrives in Israel twenty five years after the slaughter house incident. The trauma of the past is reawakened, and perhaps accidentally perhaps not, Havatzelet kills Yutzi. She can no longer remain silent, and she tells her husband the story.

Title Laundry
Author’s Last Name Adam
Author's First Name Suzane
Language(s) English, German
Genre novel
Publisher (Hebrew) Keter
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 2000
No. Pages 228 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Kvisa
Representation Represented by ITHL


German: Munich, C. Bertelmann, 2003
English: Iowa City, OH, Autumn Hill Books, 2008
"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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