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Yocheved Bat-Miriam

Yocheved Bat-Miriam (Zhelezniak) (1901-1980) was born in Keplits, Belorussia. She attended the Universities of Odessa and Moscow. Her first book of poems, published in 1932, was followed by an additional six collections of poetry published four years after she settled in pre-state Israel. The bulk of her poems were written between the two world wars and are set against the background of Jewish tragedy of this period, of her personal experiences as a child in Russia and of her experiences as a newcomer in Israel. In the 1948 War of Independence, her son Zuzik was killed and she never wrote again. Bat-Miriam was awarded the Bialik Prize in 1964 and the Israel Prize in 1972.

Books Published in Hebrew
From Afar, The Zangwill Foundation in London, The Hebrew Writers Association, 1932; Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1985 [Me-Rachok]
Eretz Israel, Achdut, 1937; Machbarot Lesifrut, 1942 [Eretz Israel]
Interview, Davar, 1940 [Re'ayon]
Images from the Horizon, Machbarot Lesifrut, 1942 [Dmuyot Me-Ofek]
Russia Poems, Sifriat Poalim, 1942 [Mi-Shirei Russia]
1943: Poems for the Ghetto, Sifriat Poalim, 1946 [1943: Shirim La-Ghetto]
Poems, Sifriat Poalim, 1963; 1972 [Shirim]
Between Sand and Sun, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1975 [Beyn Chol Va-Shemesh]
Collected Poems, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2014 [Machatzit Mul Machatzit: Kol Ha-Shirim]

Yocheved Bat-Miriam

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

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"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.
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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!
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