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Gabriela Avigur-Rotem

Gabriela Avigur-Rotem was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1946 and came to Israel in 1950. She holds a degree in Hebrew and English literature. She has taught literature at high school and directed writing workshops at Haifa and Ben Gurion Universities. She now works as an editor at Haifa University Publishing House.
Avigur-Rotem published her first book of poetry in 1980 and her first novel in 1992. She has been awarded the Peter Schweipert Prize for Young Writers, the Rabinowitz Prize for Poetry (1990), the Prime Minister's Prize twice (1992; 2001), the Keshet Publishers' Gold and Platinum Book Prizes as well as the Goldberg Prize for her bestselling novel Heatwave and Crazy Birds (2001), the President's Prize (2002), the WIZO Prize (France, 2006) and the Geffen Prize for Every Story Is a Sudden Cat (2014).

Gabriela Avigur-Rotem

Books Published in Hebrew

Dolcinea (poetry), Dvir, 1980 [Doltzinea]
Walls and Emperors (poetry), Keter, 1990 [Homot Ve-Keisarim]
Mozart Was Not a Jew (novel) , Keter, 1992; Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2008 [Motzart Lo Haya Yehudi]
Heatwave and Crazy Birds (novel) , Keshet, 2001; Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2008 [Chamsin Ve-Tziporim Meshugaot]
Ancient Red (novel), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2007 [Adom Atik]
Every Story Is a Sudden Cat (novel), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2013 [Kol Sipur Hu Chatul Pitʹom]
King of Gold and Blood (historical novel) , Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2017 [Melech Zahav Va-Dam ]

Books in Translation

Italian: Milan, Tartaruga, 1997; pback: Milan, Baldini & Castoldi, 1999
Portuguese: Rio de Janeiro, Imago, 1997
Chinese: Guangzhou, Flower City, 1998
Arabic: Cairo, Al Dar al-Arabia, 2001
French: Arles, Actes Sud, 2006
Italian: Milan, Baldini & Castoldi, 2004
German: Frankfurt, Suhrkamp, 2008
English: Champaign, IL, Dalkey Archive, 2011
"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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