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Erez Biton

Erez Biton was born in 1942 in Oran, Algeria. He spent six months in a transit camp in France before his family came to Israel and was sent to an immigrant camp in 1948. When he was 10 years old, Biton lost his sight and his left hand when a grenade he found in the fields near his home exploded. In 1953, he was sent to a school for the blind in Jerusalem. After earning a BA in social work and an MA in psychology, he worked for seven years as a social worker in Ashkelon and as a psychologist in an outlying town. He was one of the spiritual leaders of the struggle of Mizrahi Jews.
Biton has served as chairman of the Hebrew Writers Association, wrote a weekly column for the dailyMaariv and currently edits the Hebrew literary journal, Apirion. His poetry has earned a number of literary awards, including the Miriam Talpir Prize (1982), the Prime Minister's Prize (1988), the Yehuda Amichai Prize (2014), the Bialik Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2014) and the Israel Prize for Literature (2015).

Books Published in Hebrew
Moroccan Gift, Eked (poetry), 1976 [Mincha Maroka'it] 
The Book of Mint (poetry), Eked, 1979 [Sefer Ha-Nana]
Intercontinental Bird (poetry), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1990 [Tzipor Ben Yabashot]
Soulica (play), Snir, 2005 [Sulika]
Timbisert, A Moroccan Bird (poetry), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2009 [Timbisert, Tzipor Maroca'it]
Blindfolded Landscape (poetry), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2013 [Nofim Chavushei Einayim]
The House of Pianos (poetry), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2015 [Beit Ha-Psanterim]

Books in Translation
The Book of Mint            
French: Paris, Editions Saint Germain, 1981

You Who Cross My Path
Rochester, NY, BOA Editions, 2015




Erez Biton

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

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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