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Yael Hedaya

Yael Hedaya was born in Jerusalem in 1964, and now lives in Messilat Zion. She holds a BA in philosophy and liberal arts from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and received an MA in English literature and creative writing from New York University. Hedaya has worked as a journalist and columnist for the mass circulation daily Yedioth Ahronoth and the Tel Aviv weekly, Ha'Ir. She was also one of the head writers of the acclaimed TV series In Treatment adapted by HBO. At present, she teaches creative writing at the Hebrew University and screenwriting at Sapir College. Hedaya was awarded the Peime Minister's Prize in 2001, and her novel, Accidents, was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award in 2006.

Books Published in Hebrew
Dramatic Persona (novel), Sifriat Ma’ariv, 1994 [Ha-Nefashot Ha-Po'alot]
Housebroken (novellas), Am Oved, 1997 [Shlosha Sipurei Ahava]
Accidents (novel), Am Oved, 2001 [Teunot]
Eden (novel), Am Oved, 2005 [Eden]
Wednesday Evening (novel) Am Oved, 2011 [Revi'i Ba-Erev] 

Books in Translation
Dutch: Amsterdam, Meulenhoff, 1999
German: Zurich, Diogenes, 2000
Italian: Torino, Einaudi, 2001
English: New York, Metropolitan, 2001; pback: New York, Picador, 2002
French: Arles, Actes Sud, 2002

German: Zurich, Diogenes, 2003; pback: 2004 
English: New York, Metropolitan, 2005; pback: New York, Picador, 2006 

Dutch: Amsterdam, Meulenhoff, 2007
German: Zurich, Diogenes, 2008; pback: 2010 
English: New York, Metropolitan, 2010; pback: New York, Picador, 2011

Matti (novella, in Housebroken)
German: Zurich, Diogenes, 2006; pback: 2008

The Happiness Game (novella, in Housebroken)
German: Zurich, Diogenes, 2013

Yael Hedaya

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

"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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