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Yehuda Burla

Yehuda Burla (1886-1969), was born in Jerusalem, the descendant of a family of rabbis and scholars originally from Izmir, Turkey, that had settled in Eretz Israel some three centuries earlier. He studied in yeshivot and at the Jerusalem Teachers' Seminary. During World War I he served in the Turkish army as an interpreter. After the war he became director of Hebrew schools in Damascus, where he lived for five years. He later taught in Haifa and Tel Aviv. Burla's stories depict the environment, language, customs and thinking of Middle Eastern Sephardim. Burla served several terms as president of the Hebrew Writers Association and as chairman of the Bio-Bibliographical Foundation, Gnazim. He was awarded the Bialik Prize twice (1939; 1955), The Ussishkin Prize twice (1944; 1960), The Israel Prize (1961) and the Jerusalem Prize (1962).           

Books Published in Hebrew            
Among the Arab Tribes (story), Al Hasaf [anthology], 1918 [Bein Shivtei Arav]
Luna (story), Ha-Ezrach [periodical], 1919 [Luna] 
Without a Star (novella), Ha-Adama [periodical], 1920; The Writers association, 1926 [in: Luna; Among the Arab Tribes. See below]; Kupat Hasefer, 1927; Mitzpeh, 1937; Tarmil, 1981 [Bli Kochav]
Blessed by God (legend; youth), Kupat Hasefer, 1924; Yavneh, 1954 [in Enchanted Homeland: stories. See below] [Bruchei Elohim]
Luna; Among the Arab Tribes (stories), The Writers Association, 1926 [Luna; Bein Shivtei Arav]
Enchanted Homeland (story; youth), Kupat Hasefer, 1926; 1954 [in: Enchanted Homeland: Stories. See below] [Kismei Moledet]
His Hated Wife (novel), Mitzpeh, 1928 [Ishto Ha-Snua]              
In Darkness Striving (novella), Mitzpeh, 1929; Am Oved, 1951 [in:Innocence and Disobedience. See below]; [collected works] Davar-Massada, 1962 [Naftulei Adam]
Stories, Mitzpeh, 1929 [Sipurim]
Singer (novel), Mitzpeh, 1930; [collected works] (novel & stories) Davar-Massada, 1962 [Meranenet: Me-Chayei Ha-Yehudim Be-Damesek]   
Bat-Zion [4 vol.] (novel), Mitzpeh, 1930-1931 [Bat-Tzion]
Maccabee's Soul (play; youth), Kupat Hasefer, 1931 [Nefesh Makabi]
Birds' Revolution (legend; youth), Kupat Hasefer, 1933 [Ha-Mahapecha Ba-Of: Agada Alegorit]                      
Na'ama (novel), Mitzpeh, 1934 [Na'ama, O Ba-Nistar U-Va-Nigleh]
In Holyness or Love (novella & stories), Mitzpeh, 1935; Am Oved, 1949 [in Women. See below] [Bi-Kdusha, O Ahava]
The Story of Akavia (novel), Dvir, 1939; Bialik Institute, Dvir, 1947; Am Oved, 1957; [collected works] Davar-Massada, 1962; Am Oved, 1968 [Alilot Akavia]
City Tricks (story), Netzer, 1940; Am Oved, 1952 [in Without a Star; War Stories. See below] [Lahatei Kirya]            
Man (story), Gazit, 1943 [Adam]            
On the Horizon [vol. 1: Yearning; vol. 2-3: Struggle] (trilogy), Am Oved, 1943-1947 [Ba-Ofek: Kisufim; Ma'avak]. See: Yearrning, below            
At Dawn (stories; youth), Yavneh, 1946 [Im Shachar]            
Women (novellas & stories), Am Oved, 1949; [collected works] Davar-Massada, 1962 [Nashim]             
Innocence and Disobedience (Novella & stories), Am Oved, 1951 [Tom U-Mery: Sipurei Damesek]
His Hated Wife; Luna (novel & story), Am Oved, 1952; [collected works] Davar-Massada, 1962 [Ishto Ha-Snua; Luna]
Without a Star; War Stories (novella & stories), Am Oved, 1952; [collected works] Davar-Massada, 1962 [Bli Kochav; Sipurei-Milchma]
In the Circles of Love (stories), Am Oved, 1953 [Be-Ma'agalei Ahava]
Enchanted Homeland: stories (youth), Yavneh, 1954 [Kismei Moledet: Sipurim, Tziyurim Ve-Agadot]
The First Swallow (novel), Am Oved, 1954; [collected works] Davar-Massada, 1962 [Snunit Rishona]
Yearning (novel), Am Oved, 1955 [Kisufim]. See: On the Horizon, above            
Rabbi Yehudah Halevi 's Travels (novel), Am Oved, 1959 [Ele Masa'ei Rabbi Yehuda Halevi]
Rabbi Yehudah Halevi (biography), Massada, Maariv, 1960 [Rabi Yehuda Halevi: Tziyunim Mi-Ntiv Chayav, Heikef Shirato, Tamtzit Mishnato Ha-Filosofit U-Masa'o Le-Eretz Israel]
Sparkles (stories), Dvir, 1961 [Reshafim] 
Lord Among His People (novel), Davar-Massada, 1962 [Ba'al Be-Amav]
Collected Work [8 vols.], Davar-Massada, 1962 [Kitvei Yehuda Burla]            
Luna; Man: Two Special Love Stories, Tarmil, 1964 [Luna; Adam: Shnei Sipurei Ahava Meyuchadim]
The Kingdom of David (youth), [in Three stories, with Asher Barash & S. Yizhar] Yachdav, 1964; Tcherikover, 1978 [Malchut David]
Marching In
(stories), The Hebrew Writers Association, Massada, 1965 [Le-Kol Ha-Tze'ada]
In High Tide and in Low Tide (stories), M. Neumann, 1971 [Ba-Geut U-Va-Shefel]
Selected Stories, Yachdav, The Hebrew Writers Association, 1975 [Yalkut Sipurim]   

Books in Translation
Short Stories            
Arabic: Tel Aviv, Dar al-Nashr al-Arabi, 1965            

In Darkness Striving
Arabic: Tel Aviv, Sondok al-Ketab al-Arabi, 1955            
English: Jerusalem, Israel University Press, 1968            

The Adventures of Akaviah            
Russian: Jerusalem, Biblioteka Aliya, 1980            

Without a Star            
French: Tel Aviv, B. Nae, 1933
German: Berlin, Schocken Verlag, 1937

Yehuda Burla

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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