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Leah (Lea) Aini

Leah (Lea) Aini was born in Tel Aviv in 1962, and studied Hebrew language and literature. She works as an essayist and literary critic, and teaches creative writing. Aini has published novels, stories and novellas, poetry and a number of books for children and youth. Aini has been awarded the Wertheim Prize for Poetry (1988), the Adler Prize for Poetry (1988), the Tel Aviv Foundation Award (1993), the Prime Minister's Price twice (1994; 2004), the Bernstein Prize for Drama (2006), the Bialik Prize (2010) and the Neuman Prize (2014). Her novel Rose of Lebanon was a finalist for the Sapir Literary Prize (2010).           

Books Published in Hebrew            
Portrait (poetry), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1988 [Dyokan]
The Empress of Imagined Fertility (poetry), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1991 [Keisarit Ha-Piryon Ha-Medumeh]
The Sea Horse Race (stories & novella), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1991 [Giborei Kayitz]
Sand Tide (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1992 [Geut Ha-Chol]
Someone Must Be Here (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1995 [Mishehi Tzricha Lihiyot Kan]
Oleanders or Poisoned Love Stories (stories), Zmora-Bitan, 1997 [Hardufim: Sipurim Mur'alim Al Ahava]
Ashtoret (novel), Zmora-Bitan, 1999 [Ashtoret]
Sdommel (novella & two stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 2001 [Sdomm'el]
Giant, Queen, and the Master of Games (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2004 [Anak, Malka Ve-Oman Ha-Mischakim)
Rose of Lebanon (novel), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2009 [Vered Ha-Levanon)
Horsey (novel), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2012 [Susit]
The Native (novel & novella), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2014 [Bat Ha-Makom]
Ask Yourself (novella), Dvir, Heksherim, 2017 [Tish'ali] 
Call Me from Downstairs (youth), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1994 [Tikra Li Mi-Lemata]
Mr. Rabbit's Job Hunt (children-picture bk), Am Oved, 1994 [Mar Arnav Mechapes Avoda]
Hi, Yuli (youth), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1995 [Hei, Yuli!]
Half-Pint and Wandercloud; Octopina (children), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1996 [Chetzi Ve-Ananes; Tamnunina]
Song Me, Song Mummy (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2000 [Shir Ani, Shir Ima: Shirim Li-Ye'ela]
Parsley Ponytail (children), Kinneret, 2002 [Kuku Petrozilya]

Books in Translation             
Someone Must Be Here            
German: Frankfurt, Suhrkamp, 1997

Leah (Lea) Aini

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

"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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