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Deakla Keydar

Deakla Keydar, author, screenwriter and editor, was born in New York in 1975 and grew up in Israel. She studied screenwriting at the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School in Jerusalem and writes for adults as well as for youth and children. Keydar has published a novel, a collection of short stories, two best-selling books for youth and books for children. She has also written screenplays for TV, and several of her short stories are included in anthologies, both in Israel and abroad. Keydar lives in Tel Aviv and holds creative writing workshops.

In 2017 she was awarded the Devorah Omer Prize for Children's Literature. 

Deakla Keydar

Books Published in Hebrew

The Naked Lady (stories), Sifriat Poalim, 2003 [Ha-Gveret Ha-Eiroma]
Shlomtzi's Diary (youth), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2008 [Shlomtzi Kotevet Yoman]
Simply Complicated (youth) , Yedioth Ahronoth, 2011 [Mashehu Pashut Mesubach]
Mummy Don't Go! (children-picture bk), Kinneret, 2011 [Ima Nish'eret Ba-Gan]
The Sad Alligator and the Fly (children-picture bk), Kinneret, 2013 [Ha-Tanin He-Atzuv Ve-Ha-Zvuv]
Other People's Homes (novel) , Zmora-Bitan, 2014 [Batim Shel Acherim]
Georgie (children), Kinneret, 2016 [Jorji]

Books in Translation

Mummy Don't Go!
Greek: Metamorfossi, Psichologios, 2014
German: Freiburg, Kerle, 2015
"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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