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Elisheva Bichovsky

Elisheva (Bichovsky) (1888-1949) was born in Russia to a Christian family. Her father was the village schoolteacher. After her mother's death, Bichovsky's mother's English family in Moscow raised her. She graduated in 1910 as a teacher. Starting in 1907, she lived in a Jewish environment and became interested in Judaism and Hebrew language, which she began to study in 1913. In 1920, she married Shimon Bichovsky and under his influence she began to write in Hebrew. In 1925 she and her husband immigrated to Eretz Israel. Bichovsky began to write poetry in Russian in 1907 and nearly 200 of her poems were published. Her first book was published in Moscow in 1919. She wrote stories as well, and translated English poetry into Russian. After her involvement with the Hebrew language she translated Hebrew writers into Russian. She published her first work in Hebrew in 1921. From that time, her stories and poems were almost all published in Hebrew journals of the time.

Books Published in Hebrew            
Little Cup (poetry), Tomer, 1926 [Kos Ktana]             
Rhymes (poetry), Tomer, 1928 [Charuzim]            
Stories, Tomer, 1928 [Sipurim]
A Poet and a Man: On Alexander Blok's Poetry (non-fiction), Tomer, 1929 [Meshorer Ve-Adam: Al Shirato Shel Alexander Blok]           
A Dull Incident (story), Tomer, 1929 [Mikreh Tafel]             
Side-Streets (novel), Tomer, 1929; Hadar, 1977; rev. ed. Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kritah, 2008 [Simta'ot]
Poems, Adi, 1945 [Shirim]
Queen of the Hebrews (stories), Yedioth Ahronoth, 1947 [Malkat Ha-Ivrim]           
Collected Poems, Yachdav, 1970 [Yalkut Shirim]
Selected Stories, Tarmil, 1976; Babel, Tarmil, 2002 [Mikreh Tafel: Ve-Od 5 Sipurim; Malka La-Ivrim: Ve-Sipurim Acherim]   


Elisheva Bichovsky

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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