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Yuval Elbashan

Lawyer and social activist Yuval Elbashan was born in Israel in 1969. He studied law at Tel Aviv University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He co-founded and was deputy director of Yedid, a network of citizens' rights centers in underprivileged neighborhoods. In 2003, he also established the Human Rights Center for clinical legal education in the law faculty of the Hebrew University. Elbashan has lectured widely in Israel and abroad on poverty and the law; he is senior lecturer at the Hebrew University, advisor on social rights to the Labor Party and writes a weekly column in Maariv. At present, he is Dean for Social Development at Ono Academic College. Elbashan is the author of books on human rights, poverty and the law - his latest (2005) is a set text in all Israeli law faculties - and he also writes essays for the daily Haaretz. In 2005 he has been selected one of the ten most influential people in Israel for his work on human and social rights. Elbashan has beeb awarded the Book Publishers Association's Gold Prize for Forever Flora (2009), the Book Publishers Association's Platinum Prize for The Massada Case (2013) and the Yad Vashem Prize for Unfinished Story (2014). 

Yuval Elbashan

Books Published in Hebrew

Yesterday They Finished Trimming the Bushes, (poetry), Martef 29/ Eked, 1994 [Etmol Siymu Ligzom Et Ha-Sichim]
Criminal Law in Light of Amendment 39 to Israelʹs Criminal Statutes [with Shachar Eldar] (non-fiction), Tovim, 1996; Etika, 1996 [Dinei Onashin: Be-Ikvot Tikun Mispar 39 Le-Chok Ha-Onashin]
Strangers in the Realm of the Law: Access to Justice in Israel (non-fiction), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2005 [Zarim Ba-Mishpat: Negishut Le-Tzedek Be-Israel]
Forever Flora (novel) , Yedioth Ahronoth, 2009 [Tamid Flora]
Peanut the Mouse and the Cruel Glue (children-picture bk) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2010 [Boten Ha-Achbar Ve-Ha-Devek Ha-Achzar]
Unfinished Story (youth) , Yedioth Ahronoth, 2011 [Sipu - Sipur Lo Gamur]
The Masada Case (suspense), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2012 [Tik Metzada]
Attorneys of the Exploited (non-fiction), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2014 [Praklitei Ha-Ashukim]
Five (novel), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2016 [Chamisha]

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.
MHL - New webzine starting soon!