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Reuven Ben-Yosef

Reuven Ben-Yosef (1937-2001) was born Robert Reiss, in New York. He studied music, intending to become a composer, but at the age of eighteen he became interested in literature. His first work was published in 1954, in English. Ben-Yosef served in the American army for two years in Germany and then immigrated to Israel in 1959. His first volume of Hebrew poems was published in 1965. He lived in Jerusalem and wrote both poetry and prose. He was awarded several literary prizes, including the American Neuman Prize.

Books Published in Hebrew
Waiting Seagulls, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1965 [Shchafim Mamtinim]
The Ways of the Land, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1967 [Derech Eretz]
When You Get Dressed, Eked, 1969 [Ka-Asher At Mitlabeshet]
The Dead and Loving, Massada, 1974 [Metim Ve-Ohavim]
Yom Kippur War Poems, Dvir, 1976 [Kolot Ba-Rama: Shirei Milchemet Yom Ha-Kipurim]
Noon in Jerusalem, Agudat Shalem, 1978 [Tzohorayim Bi-Yerushalayim]
Selected Poems, Pinat Hasefer, 1981 [Al Saf Ha-Midbar: Mivchar Shirim]
From the Front, Eked, 1983 [Min Ha-Kav]
Something of the Land, Eked, 1984 [Ta'am Ha-Aretz]
To the Land of Conscience, Eked, 1987 [El Eretz Ha-Toda'a]
On the Cliff, Eked, 1988 [Al Ha-Tzuk]
Selected Poems: 1962-1989, Dvir, 1989 [Shirim Be-Olam Rotet]
I Exclude Myself from Pain, Dvir, 1993 [Lehotzi Atzmi Min Ha-Sevel]
Satiated Survivers, Bitzron, 1996 [Savanu Ve-Notarnu]
Between Sacred and Profane, Bitzaron, 1999 [Bein Kodesh Le-Chol]
Selected Love Poems, Bitzaron, 2000 [Shirei Ahava: Mivchar]
Selected War Poems, Bitzaron, 2000 [Shirei Milchama: Mivchar]
Selected Prayer Poems, Bitzaron, 2001 [Shirei Emuna: Mivchar]
In Memory of Reuven Ben Yosef: Poems Left on His Desk, Letters and Critical Articles by His Colleagues, New York & Jerusalem: Israel matz Foundation, Bitzaron, 2002 [Sefer Reuven Ben Yosef: Shirim Min Ha-Izavon U-Ma'amarim Shel Sofrim, Meshorerim U-Mevakrei Sifrut Al Chayav U-Yetzirato]

The Way Back (novel), Sifriat Poalim, 1973 [Ha-Derech Chazara]
Deception (novella), Massada, 1979 [Mirma]
Suffering and Heritage (essays), The Author, 1985 [Al Ha-Sevel Ve-Al Ha-Yerusha: Kovetz Ma'amarim Al Inyanei Tarbut U-Machshevet Israel]
On Our Evolving Culture (essays), Bitzaron, 1996 [Al Tarbutenu Ha-Mitgabeshet]
A Writer's Diary (diary), Yitachen, 1998 [Yoman Ktiva]

Reuven Ben-Yosef

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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