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Miron C. Izakson

Miron C. Izakson was born in 1956 to a family that was among the first orange growers in pre-state Israel. He studied law and Jewish philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at Tel Aviv University, and was chairman for literature on the Israel Culture and Arts Council. At present, Izakson lectures on literature at Bar-Ilan University and he is a member of the board there. He is also Honorary Consul for Luxembourg in Israel. Izakson has published many books of poetry and a number of novels, to widespread literary acclaim. Four collections of his poems have been set to music by various musicians and released as CDs. Izakson has been awarded the President's Prize (2001), the Natan Yonatan Prize for Poetry (2012) and the Brenner Prize for Poetry for This Time (2013).

Miron C. Izakson

Books Published in Hebrew

Poems, Shiri, 1976 [Shachar Neginati]
Poems, Traklin, 1978 [Ve-Hanefesh Lo Temale]
Time to Ask, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1989 [Et Levakesh]
The Attraction of the Edge, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1994 [Meshichat Ha-Katze]
Sounds of Home, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1998 [Raashim Uchlei Bait]
Poems, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2001 [Barachti Ve- Damiti]
Banning Her Caress, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2003 [Bitul Ha-Lituf Ha-Nashi]
Selected Poems (poetry) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2007 [Mivchar Ve-Shirim Chadashim]
This Time, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2011 [Ba-Paʹam Ha-Zot]
Alongside the Big Sea, Keshev, 2013 [Leyad Ha-Yam Ha-Gadol]
Transition, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2015 [Ma'avar]
Family Life (novel), Maariv, 1995 [Hayei Mishpaha]
Nate & Company (novel) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Yedioth Ahronoth, 1998 [Nashotav Shel Natan]
The Flat on King Solomon Street (novel) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2004 [Ha-Dira Be-Shlomo Ha-Melech]
Aliza with Child (novel) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2009 [Heryona Shel Aliza]
The Candidate (novel) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2017 [Ha-Muamad]
Priorities - Letter to a Teacher (youth) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2013 [Ha-Reshima Ha-Kovaʹat (O Michtav La-Mora)]

Books in Translation

Norwegian: Oslo, Solum Forlag, 2004
French: Paris, Ed. Caracteres, 2008
French: Montrouge, StavNet / Levant, 2015  
English: New York & London, Toby Press, 2011
Spanish: Madrid, Verbum, 2015  

Selected Poems [with Na'im Araidy] 
French: Paris, Stavit, 2003
French: Paris, Stavit, 2001
English: Syracuse, USA, Syracuse University Press, 2003
Russian: Moscow, Kniga-Sefer, 2006
French: Paris, Stavit/Mangeclous, 2009
Chinese: Nanjang, Harbin Pub., 2014
English: New York, Geffen Publishing, 2018
"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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