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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
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 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".

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.
MHL - New webzine starting soon!