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Hamutal Bar-Yosef

Poetess Hamutal Bar-Yosef was born in Kibbutz Tel Yosef in 1940. She received her Ph.D in Hebrew Literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1985. She taught Hebrew literature at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev until 2003, and is now Professor Emeritus. She has also been a visiting professor in Paris, Moscow and Columbia University in New York. Bar-Yosef has published many collections of poetry as well as academic books and articles on Hebrew literature. She also translates poetry from English, French and Russian. Among other awards, Bar-Yosef has received the Tel Aviv Prize (1987), the ACUM Prize (1987), the Jerusalem Prize for Poetry (1990), the WIZO Prize for the Creative Woman (1999), the President's Prize (2002), the Brenner Prize for Poetry (2005), the Yehuda Amichai Prize for Poetry (2011), The ASI Prize (2012), the Ramat Gan Prize for Poetry (2012) and the ACUM Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2013).
Hamutal Bar-Yosef

Books Published in Hebrew

If Not In a Hurry, Mi Li, 1971 [Luleh Haya Alai Lemaher]
Take Air, Massada, 1978 [Lakahat Avir]
Only the Green, Massada, 1981 [Rak Ha-Yarok]
Jumping Jacks, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1984 [Matanot Koftzot]
In the Crush, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1990 [U-Ve-Tzfifut]
The No, Carmel, 1998 [Ha-lo]
Night, Morning, Carmel, 2000 [Laila, Boker: Shirim Ve-Targumim]
Food, Carmel, 2002 [Mazon]
Convalescence, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2004 [Havraʹa]
Selected Poems (poetry) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2011 [Hishtavut: Mivchar Shirim Yeshanim Va-Chadashim]
15 Epitaphs, 13 Woodcuts [with Hanna Peizer Ben-David], Even Hoshen, 2011 [Chakuk Ba-Even Chatuch Ba-Etz]
Portraits, Even Hoshen, 2013 [Taʹaruchat Dyokanim]
Whistle, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2014 [Shrika]
Advantage, Keshev, 2015 [Motar]
Music (stories), Safra, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2012 [Musika]
By the Summer It Will Be Gone (children-picture-bk), Keter, 1984 [Ba-Kayitz Ze Yaʹavor]
NON-FICTION (selected)
Metaphors and Symbols in U.N. Gnessinʹs Stories, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1987 [Metaforot U-Smalim Bi-Ytzirato Shel U.N. Gnessin]
On Zeldaʹs Poetry, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1988; extended ed. 2006 [Al Shirat Zelda]
The Genre of ʹNotesʹ as a Mediator Between Realism and Symbolism in Hebrew Literature, The Katz Research Institute for Hebrew Literature/ Tel Aviv Univ., 1989 [Ha-Reshima Ke-Janer Shel Maʹavar Mi-Realism Le-Symbolism Ba-Sifrut Ha-Ivrit]
Introduction to European Literature of Decadence, Ministry of Defense, IDF Radio, 1994 [Mavo Le-Sifrut Ha-Decadence Be-Eiropa]
Trends of Decadence in Modern Hebrew Literature, Ben-Gurion Univ., 1997 [Magaʹim Shel Decadence: Bialik, Berdyczewski, Brenner]
Symbolism in Modern Poetry, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, Yeoshua Rabinovich Foundation of the Arts, 2000 [Symbolism Ba-Shira Ha-Modernit]
Essays, Carmel, 2005 [Kriʹot U-Shrikot]
Tastes of Readings, Tzivonim, 2006 [Taʹamei Ha-Kriʹa: Reshimot Bikoret Sifrutit]
Mysticism in Modern Poetry, Yedioth Ahronoth, 2008 [Mystika Ba-Shira Ha-Ivrit Ba-Meʹa Ha-Esrim]
Lea Goldberg, Shazar Center, 2012 [Lea Goldberg]
What's to Explain? [with Moshe Ganan] (biography), Safra, 2015 [Ma Yesh Po Lehasbir? Moshe Ganan Mesoche'ach Im Hanutal Bar-yosef]

Books in Translation

Hungarian: Budapest, Mult es Jovo, 2009
French/Arabic: Paris, Caracteres, 2013
Spanish: San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico, Vaso Roto, 2014

Russian: St Peterburg, Academic Project, 2004

Night, Morning
English: New York, Sheep Meadow Press, 2008

The Ladder
English: New York, Sheep Meadow Press, 2014


Russian: Moscow, Text, 2015

Mysticism in Twentieth-Century Hebrew Literature

English: Brighton, Academic Studies Press, 2010

Hayyim Nachman Bialik

Russian: Jerusalem/Moscow, Gesharim/Mosti Kulturi, 2013 

"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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