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Daniella Carmi
This novella takes place in the Negev desert in southern Israel, in a wild and uninhabited area. Or almost uninhabited, because this is where the Bedouin roam and graze their goats since time immemorial. Three young Israelis meet there in a makeshift hut on a mission that they believe will make them rich: they have been hired to confiscate herds of goats according to a law enacted by the Israeli government in the 1970s. The purpose is apparently positive: to move the Bedouin into permanent housing, and remove the goats in order to protect the region’s natural vegetation. But the mission, carried out by force, goes against Bedouin culture and their way of life; in fact, the Bedouin lose their livelihood. The three men are very different from one another. Arik, “a man of the world” is a macho, arrogant and shifty type who dreams of getting rich quick; Mickey, an unsophisticated kibbutznik, needs to make some money because he is getting married, and Azoulaן , a Mizrahi Jew from an immigrant township and a dysfunctional family, has to earn a living for his family. And there’s also the boss, Naftali, a callous, cynical functionary who is determined to get a more senior position. Arik, Mickey and Azoulai carry out their mission. Although it is legal, it is not ethical, and each in his own way reflects a brutal, apathetic and intolerant society that, in Carmi’s opinion, has undergone a rapid process of corruption. 

I cannot recall another book like this... A total artistic achievement.
Maariv NRG

A political novel, original and intriguing... Another outstanding work by carmi.

A moral work... An honest, undistorted mirror.

Title Goats
Author’s Last Name Carmi
Author's First Name Daniella
Genre novella
Publisher (Hebrew) Am Oved
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 2011
No. Pages 130 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Izim
Representation Represented by ITHL
"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,
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