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Yossi Alphi

Yossi Alphi was born in Basra, Iraq, in 1945 and immigrated to Israel in 1949. He is a poet, children`s author, dramatist and editor, as well as a radio and TV presenter. A graduate of RADA in London, Alphi has taught in the theater departments of several Israeli universities. He founded Israeli community theater and established a special program for it at Tel Aviv University where he teaches. In addition, he established and runs the Givatayim Theater, holds workshops on community theater in Israel and abroad, appears as a storyteller and is director of the Israel Festival of Storytellers. Alphi has published a number of children's books, several books of poetry and other works of fiction and drama. He was awarded the Ramat Gan Prize for Lifetime Achievement in 2014.

Books in Translation

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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