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Jacob Buchan

Jacob Buchan was born in Austria in 1946 and came to Israel with his parents at the age of two. He is a graduate of the Tel Aviv Art School. In addition to contributing short stories to magazines and newspapers, he has worked as a shingle maker, graphic artist, steamroller operator in the Sinai, farmer, teacher, curator and producer of audiovisual programs. He lives with his family in a village in central Israel. The play Along the Walls based on his book Color Blind was awarded a Honorary Citation at the 1997 "Teatroneto" Festival. Buchan received the Prime Minister's Prize twice (1993; 2001), the Bernstein Prize for Hebrew fiction (1997) and the Arik Einstein Prize (2017).

Jacob Buchan

Books Published in Hebrew

Jacobʹs Life (novel), Sifriat Poalim, 1979 [Shnei Chayei Yaakov]
Ever Since (novel), Sifriat Poalim, 1983 [Mi-Yamim Yamima]
Color Blind (novel), Am Oved, 1990 [Iver-Tzvaʹim]
Wasp Stories (stories), Am Oved, 1991 [Tzirʹa]
Rust Blue (novel), Zmora-Bitan, 1996 [Kachol Chaluda]
Transparent Child (novel), Zmora-Bitan, 1998 [Yeled Shakuf]
Israeʹls Path [with Hezi Meroz] (travel), Carta, 1998 [Shvil Israel]
For Ever Under a Shadow (youth), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2001 [Tamid Yelaveh Oto Tzel: (Sipur She-Haya Paʹam Ve-Lo Yihiyeh)]
Flowing Milk and Blood Orange (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2002 [Nachal Chalav Ve-Tapuz Dam]
The Man Who Passed Through Walls (youth), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2003 [Ha-Ish She-Avar Derech Kirot]
Selected Stories, Gvanim, 2005 [Model Eirom]
Levantine Fantasy (novel) , Sifriat Poalim, 2008 [Fantazya Levantinit]
Gabriela (youth) , Sifriat Poalim, 2009 [Gavriela]
Walking Candle (novel), Sifriat Poalim, 2011 [Ner Mehalech]
A Silent Scream (youth), Am Oved, 2013 [Tzracha Ilemet]
Endless Dream (novel), Pardes, 2016 [Chalom Einsofi]

Books in Translation

Transparent Child
German: Gerlingen, Bleicher, 2002

"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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