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Miriam Akavia

Miriam Akavia (1927-2015) was born in Cracow, Poland. During World War II, she was interned in the Cracow Ghetto, Plaszow, Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen. She arrived in pre-state Israel in 1946. Akavia, who was a registered nurse, also studied literature and history at Tel Aviv University. She worked in the Jewish Agency, served as Israel's cultural attache in Stockholm and Budapest, and was a translator of Polish and Hebrew literature.
Akavia began publishing in 1975, describing her childhood as well as her Holocaust and post-war experiences. She published fiction, books for children and youth, and non-fiction. She received the Yad Vashem Prize (1978), the Sec Prize (1985), the Korczak Prize (Germany, 1988) and the Prime Minister's Prize (1993).
Miriam Akavia

Books Published in Hebrew

An End to Childhood (youth) , Tamuz, 1975; Yad Vashem, 1998; 2000 [Neurim Be-Shalechet]
The Price (stories), Sifriat Poalim, 1977; 1988 [Ha-Mehir]
Galia and Miklosh: Severance of Relations (youth), Sifriat Poalim, 1982 [Galia Ve-Miklosh: Nituk Yechasim]
My Own Vineyard (novel) , Dvir, 1984; rev. ed. 1996 [Karmi Sheli]
Bus Adventure (children), Dvir, 1986 [Harpatkah Be-Otobus]
The Other Way: The Story of a Group (novel), Yedioth Aharonoth, 1992 [Ha-Derech Ha-Aheret: Sipur Ha-Kvutza]
Build a House with Love (children), Kibbutz Dalia, 2001 [Bayit Bonim Be-Ahava]
My Life in the Shadow of the Holocaust (autobiography), Gvanim, 2006 [Hayai U-Sfarai Be-Tzel Ha-Shoah]
In the Land of Korczak (stories & memoirs), Carmel, 2006 [Be-Artzo Shel Janusz Korczak]

Books in Translation

Dutch: Bussum, Strengholt’s Boeken, 1980
English: Essex, Vallentine Mitchell, 1995; rev.ed. 2003
Swedish: Stockholm, Prisma, 1981
German: Guetersloh, Guetersloher, 1983
Polish: Cracow, Wydawnictwo Literackie, 1989; Expanded ed: Auschwitz, Panstwowego Muzeum Oswiecim, 1996
Hungarian: Budapest, Belvarosi Konyvkiado,1999
Russian: Jerusalem/Moscow, Gesharim/Mosti Kulturi, 2006
French: Montricher, Noir Sur Blanc, 1991
Polish: Warsaw, Panstwowy Instytut Wydawniczy, 1990; Crakow, C&D Pubs., 2000
English: London/Portland, Vallentine Mitchel, 2006

Short Stories
German: Guetersloh, Guetersloher, 1985
Polish: Wroclaw, Wydawnictwo Dolnoslaskie, 1992; Poznan, Zysk & Ska, 2000; Cracow, PIW, 2005

Galia and Milkosh: Severance of Relations
Russian: Jerusalem, Aliya, 1991
Polish: Poznan, CIA svaro, 1992; Cracow, Stabill, 2000

NEWS

Professional program of literary translation 2018 September 3rd - November 11th - CITL of Arles (France) November 22 - 27 - Tel Aviv (Israel) Deadline for filing applications with the CITL: Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Details in the link below
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Call for applications English speakers: Stay culture in Paris (deadline: June 12th, 2018)
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Congratulations to Sami Berdugo and Shoham Smith, recipients of the 2018 Bialik Prize, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in Israel!

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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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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, birkenhauer@013.net and Gadi Goldberg, gadi.goldberg@gmail.com
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Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is one of the 100 notable books of 2017 of the "New York Times".

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