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Mirik Snir

Mirik Snir was born in 1948 at Kibbutz Kfar Giladi in the Upper Galilee to one of the earliest immigrant families to come to pre-state Israel. Snir holds a degree in Early Childhood Teaching and Special Education from Oranim College. She worked for many years as a teacher and later assumed other positions in the field of education. Today she writes and meets with parents, teachers and kindergarten teachers to discuss educational issues. Snir has published around 80 books and cassettes for young children, parents and educators. She won the Prime Ministers Award for Hebrew Writers in 2004.                                                                                                                                                      
Mirik Snir

Books Published in Hebrew

Wheels (children-picture bk), Sifriat Poalim, 1982; Yessod (board bk), 2014 [Galgalim]
A Nail Story (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1984 [Maʹase Be-Masmerim]
At My Home (children-picture bk), Shva, 1984; board bk: Yessod, 2011 [Ba-Bayit Sheli]
Poems for Infants and Toddlers (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1985; board bk: 2008 [Ktanei Ktanim]
Thereʹs a Mouse in the House (children-picture bk), Sifriat Poalim, 1985 [Yesh Achbar Ba-Bayit]
A Girl Once Said (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1985 [Yalda Achat Amra]
Butterfly (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1986 [Parpar]
A Rabbit and a Cat Are Going on a Trip (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1986 [Sipur Al Tiyul Shel Arnav Ve-Chatul]
A Gag about an Egg (children-picture bk), Shva, 1986; Yessod, 2010 [Ha-Halatza Im Ha-Beitza]
A Bag Tale (children-picture bk), Shva, 1987; Yessod, 2009 [Maʹase Be-Sakit]
Little Ones (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1988 [Ktantanim]
For Big Small Ones (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1991 [Li-Ktanim Gdolim]
Meeting a Lion (children-picture bk), Shva/ Sifriat Maariv, 1991 [Im Pitʹom Efgosh Arye]
Lee and the Sea (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1992; board bk: 2006 [Miriam Ve-Ha-Yam]
Cow and Butterfly (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1993 [Para Parpara]
Amos Has a Bottle and a Cup (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1993; board bk: 2010 [Amos Bakbuk Ve-Chos]
Whatʹs the Story About? (children-picture bk), Modan, 1993 [Al Ma Ha-Sipur?]
Everybody Says Shalom (children), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1993 [Kulam Omrim Shalom]
Yoash Honey Head (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1994 [Yoash Rosh Dvash]
Good Fresh Salad (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1995 [Salat-Tov-Tari]
A Flower on the Lawn (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1995 [Ba-Deshe Yesh Perach]
Iʹm Colouring a Cloud (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1996; board bk: 2009 [Ani Tzovaʹat Anan]
Grandma Lea (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1996; board bk: 2009 [Savta Lea]
No, I donʹt (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1996; board bk: 2009 [Lo Rotza]
I Have Lost a Fly (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1996; board bk: 2009 [Leʹibud Halach Li Zvuv]
A Mountain of Ice Cream (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1996 [Har Glida]
Kach, Pach, Trach! (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1996 [Kach, Pach, Trach!]
A Yellow Dream (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1996 [Chalom Tzahov]
Gilʹs Dog (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1997 [Ha-Kelev Shel Gil]
Hilla Is Sick (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1997 [Hilla Chola]
I Went for a Walk (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1997; board bk: 2009 [Yatzati Letayel]
Grandpa Efraim (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1997 [Saba Efraim]
In My Family (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1997 [Ba-Mishpacha Sheli]
No Dishes in the Sink (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1997 [Ein Kelim Ba-Kiyor]
A Store of Patience (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1997; Yessod, 2010 [Al Savta Ve-Saba Shel Haya Ve-Haim Ve-Al Ma She-Kara Bi-Menuchat Tzohorayim; later: Chanut Shel Savlanut]
Nothing at All (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1997; Yessod, 2010 [Shum Davar]
Bug Bear Night (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1998 [Layla Dov]
Sweet Little Cat [Ora] (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1999; Yessod, 2011 [Ora; later: Chatul Katan Matok]
Just a Curtain (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1999 [Stam Vilon]
Turtle (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1999 [Tzav]
Why the Sky Is White? (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1999 [Lama Ha-Shamayim Levanim?]
Birthday (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1999 [Yom Huledet]
Clothes with Pockets (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1999 [Beged Im Kisim]
Cardboard Box (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1999 [Kufsat Karton]
A Story on a Stage (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2001 [Sipur Al Bama]
A Short Tale of a Fingernail (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2001 [Maʹase Katan Be-Zeret]
Iʹve Got a Song [series: 10 booklets] (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2001 [Yesh Li Shir]
Why Am I Tired Every Night? (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2002 [Lama Kol Lyla Ani Ayefa?]
I Have Bicycles (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2002 [Yesh Li Ofanayim]
Noa and Erez (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2002 [Noa Ve-Erez]
Puff (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2002 [Puff]
The World Turned Around Me (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2002 [Histovev Li Ha-Olam]
Very Happy (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2002 [Sameʹach Ve-Tov Lev]
Sandcastle (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2002 [Armon Chol]
What Have You Done Today? (children-picture bk), Sifriat Poalim, 2003 [Me Asita Hayom?]
A Sea in Jerusalem (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2003; Yessod, 2010 [Yesh Yam Bi-Yerushalayim]
Or and His Shadow (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2003 [Or Ve-Tzel]
Whistle! (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2004; Yessod, 2010 [Shrok Itai!; later: Shrok!]
Striped Coat [with Carmit Giladi-Pollard] (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2004 [Ktonet-Pasim]
A Fire Engine Is... an Elephant? (children-picture bk), Sifriat Poalim, 2004 [Kabaʹit Hi... Pil?]
Whatʹs in the World? (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2006 [Ma Yesh Ba-Olam?]
Carrot Cake (children-picture bk), Kinneret, 2007 [Ugat Gezer]
The Amakakot Big Book (children), Notssa, 2007 [Sefer Ha-Amakakot Ha-Gadol (Ha-Rishon)]
Small Rimes in a Big Book (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2007 [Sefer Gadol Im Shirim Ktanim]
How Does the Moon Go? (children-picture bk), Sifriat Poalim, 2007 [Eich Ha-Yareʹach Noseʹa?]
The Princess Filly (children-picture bk), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2008 [Ha-Syacha Ha-Nesicha]
Charlie and Dodo [series: 6 books] (children-picture bk), Clasikaletet, 2008 [Charlie Ve-Dodo]
The Green Mountain (children), Yesod, 2009 [Ha-Har Ha-Yarok]
When I First Held You (children-picture bk), Yessod, 2009 [Be-Yom Huladetcha]
A Story Is Looking for an Illustrator (children-picture bk), Yessod, 2010 [Heichan Yeshenim Kulam?: Sipur Mechapes Iyur]
Ofekʹs Train (children-picture bk), Yessod, 2011 [Ofek Hu Katar]
Dili (children-picture bk), Yessod, 2012 [Dili]
Dream Land (children-picture bk), Yessod, 2012 [Eretz Ha-Chalomot]
How Are Babies Made? (children-picture-bk), Yessod, 2012 [Eich Osim Yeladim]
A Baby Grows in a Garden (children-board bk), Kinneret, 2015 [Ha-Yeled Gadel Be-Atzitz]
Hip-Hopotam (children-board bk), Kinneret, 2015 [Hip Hop Po Tam]

Books in Translation

A Rabbit and a Cat Are Going on a Trip
Arabic: Tel Aviv, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1987

Lee and the Sea
Arabic: Tel Aviv, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1998; Haifa, Merkaz adab al Atfal al-Arabi fi Israel, 1998

Arabic: Tel Aviv, Sifriat Poalim, 1997; Kafr Qara, Dar al-Huda, 1999

When I First Held You
English: Minneapolis, Kar-Ben, 2009

Congratulations to Barabara Harshav for the 2018 PEN Medal for Translation!
The prize is given to a translator whose career has demonstrated a commitment to excellence through the body of their work. Barbara Harshav has been translating works from French, German, Hebrew and Yiddish for over twenty years and has currently published over forty books of translation. Among the many Hebrew authors she has translated: Yoram Kaniuk, Agnon, Yehudit Hendel, Yehuda Amichai and many more.
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!
Congratulations to Ronit Matalon, the recipient of the 2017 Brenner prize for her book 'And the Bride Closed the Door". And, congratulations to Amir ziv, the recipent of the first ever Brenner prize for debut novels.
Ronit Matalon's book tells the story of Margie, a young bride, who shuts herself up in her mother's bedroom and declares that she won’t get married. Her family gathers at the locked door, not knowing what to do. Amir Ziv tells a story that begins as an apparently routine correspondence between a prying citizen, secretly in love with his neighbor, and a conscientious municipal clerk, and developes into an uncovering of a great underlying drama.
The fourth German-Hebrew/Hebrew-German translation workshop April 29 to May 5, 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: Sunday, April 29, 2018 until Saturday, May 5, 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".

Congratulations to Zeruya Shalev and Shifra Horn for receiving the 2017 Adei Wizo Prize.

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award! The books on the longlist are selected by 400 libraries worldwide. Titles are nominated on the basis of ‘high literary merit’ as determined by the nominating library.
Yitzchak Mayer's personal website goes live
English edition of Yitzchak Mayer's amazing "Silent Letter" is about to come out with Mosaic Press. Learn more about the author's incredible life story on his brand new website.
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