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Yitzhak Oren

Yitzhak Oren (1918-2007) was born in Siberia, Russia. He moved to China with his family as a young boy and lived there until he immigrated to pre-state Israel in 1936. Oren studied literature, philosophy and history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. During the British Mandate, he paved roads for the British Army, and became a member of the clandestine Etzel movement. After the establishment of the State, he held positions in various governmental departments. Oren published six books of short stories, four collections of stories and essays, three novels and a book of poetry. He was chief editor of the Russian-language Encyclopedia Judaica. Oren received the Neuman Prize (1989), the Jabotinsky Prize (1999) and the President's Prize (1999).
Yitzhak Oren

Books Published in Hebrew

Somewhere (stories), Tzuk, 1950 [Ei-Sham]
In the Rear (novel), Neumann, 1953 [Ba-Oref]
The Ventures of Benjamin the Fifth (stories), Neumann, 1958 [Masot Benyamin Ha-Hamishi]
A Decade in Verse (poetry), Achiever, 1958 [Asor Be-Haruzim]
Fathers and Fledglings (novel), Massada, 1964 [Avot Ve-Boser]
The Face of a Generation and a Dog (stories), Ogdan, 1968 [Pnei Dor Ve-Kelev]
Buyers of Heaven and Earth (stories), Shalem, 1970 [Konei Shamayim Va-Aretz]
Challenges (stories & essays), Neumann, 1972 [Etgarim]
The Mountain and the Mouse (novel), Bialik Institute, 1972 [Ha-Har Ve-Ha-Achbar]
Journey Around the Axis (stories), Hadar, 1978 [Masah Misaviv La-Tzir]
Jabotinsky and Me (stories & essays), Hadar, 1980 [Jabotinsky Ve-Ani]
Five Flying Scrolls (stories), Hadar, 1985 [Hamesh Megilot Rehov]
The Ultimate (stories & essays) , Keter, 1987 [Me-Ahel Ad Kale]
Lust and Creation (stories & essays), Bialik Institute, 1997 [Yetzarim Ve-Yetzirot]

Books in Translation

The Imaginary Number
English: Berkeley, Benmir Books, 1986

My Quarry
Russian: Jerusalem, Sifriat Aliyah, 1988

The Destructor
French: Boulogne, Editions du Griot, 1994
"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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