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Yitzhak Orpaz

Yitzhak Orpaz-Aurerbach (1921-2015) was born to a hassidic family in Zinkov, former Soviet Union, in and immigrated to pre-state Israel in 1938. During World War II, he served in the Jewish Brigade. Orpaz studied philosophy and literature at Tel Aviv University. He lived for some years on a kibbutz and later pursued a number of professions, including construction, diamond cutting, editing and teaching. Orpaz published novellas, novels, short stories, essays and a book of poetry. He received many literary awards, including the Asher Barash Prize (1962), the Miriam Talpir Prize (1969), the Fichman Prize (1975), the Prime Minister's Prize three times (1976; 1999; 2004), the Israel Efrat award (1985), the Bialik Prize (1986), the Neuman Prize (1997), the President's Prize for Lifetime Achievement (1999) and the Israel Prize (2005).

Yitzhak Orpaz

Books Published in Hebrew

Wild Grass (stories), Machbarot Lesifrut, 1959; Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1979 [Esev Pere]
Skin for Skin (novel), Massada, 1962; Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2016 [Or Beʹad Or]
The Death of Lysanda (novella) , Sifriat Poalim, 1964 [Mot Lysanda]
The Hunting of the Doe (stories), Daga, 1966 [Tzeyd Ha-Tzviya]
Ants (novella) , Am Oved, 1968; Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1981 [Nemalim]
The Voyage of Daniel (novel), Am Oved, 1969; Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2014 [Masa Daniel]
Three Novellas (novellas) , Sifriat Poalim, 1972 [Shalosh Novelot: Madrega Tzara; Mot Lysanda; Nemalim]
A City with No Shelter (stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1973 [Ir She-Eyn Ba Mistor]
A House for One (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1975 [Bayit Le-Adam Echad]
Tomozhenna Street (stories) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1979; extended ed. Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1989 [Rechov Ha-Tomojenna]
The Secular Pilgrim (essays), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1982 [Ha-Tzalyan Ha-Chiloni: Masa Al Heibet Echad Ba-Siporet Ha-Modernit]
The Mistress (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1983 [Ha-Gvira]
A Charming Traitor (novel), Am Oved, 1984 [Ha-Elem]
The Eternal Bride (novel) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, Keter, 1987 [Ha-Kala Ha-Nitzchit]
Loves and Follies (stories) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Yedioth Ahronoth, 1992 [Ahavot Ktanot, Teirufim Ktanim]
Cruising the Century (poems), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1993 [Litzloach Et Ha-Mea]
A Night in Santa Paulina (stories & novella), Gvanim, 1997 [Layla Be-Santa Paulina: Sipurim Chadashim Ve-Ha-Novella Nemalim]
Age of Treason (trilogy) (novel) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Bialik Institute, 1999 [Lifnei Ha-Raʹash: Trilogya Tel-Avivit]
The Death of Lysanda and Other Novellas, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2015 [Mot Lisanda Ve-Novelot Acherot]. See: Three Novellas, above

Books in Translation

English: London, Jonathan Cape, 1970
Italian: Milan, Serra & Riva, 1988
French: Paris, Liana Levi, 1988
French: Paris, Liana Levi, 1988; 2006
Italian: Viterbo, Stampa Alternativa, 1995; 2008

Ants & The Death of Lysanda [The Death of Lysanda: Two Novellas] 
English: Champaign, IL, Dalkey Archive, 2013

French: Paris, Liana Levi, 1990
Chinese: Nanjing, Yilin Press, 1996
French: Arles, Actes Sud, 1991

A Narrow Stair
French: Paris, Liana Levi, 1993

Our new Spring 2019 catalogue of new books is up.
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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.
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!
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