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Ruth Almog
At the center of many of Ruth Almog's stories are women coping with their loneliness, physical handicaps and memories, and fighting against dependence. In the story "Rachel Stern Meets Fellini in Rome," Almog enters her heroine's consciousness, her fine oscillations between the awareness of her terminal disease, her longing for life and the need for merciful illusions. In "Henya is No Longer Blue," the writer describes Henya's physical deterioration and her last moments of grace, granted by Fuad, her Arab helper. "Marta, Beloved Forever" is about a woman defeated by the joint aggression of her husband, her doctor and her adolescent son. In all these stories sickness represents spiritual distress, unconquerable anxiety and repression. When a man or a child is the focus of the story, a mother or wife stands in the shadows. This is the case in "Enena" an account of a stammering boy's longing for his mother, against the background of World War II, when the German forces approach Eretz Israel. The boy finds release and comfort with a strange, lonely woman, who acts as a substitute mother for several hours. Almog writes about people in extreme circumstances, when sickness, mental imbalance and loneliness strip away the peripheral.

Ruth Almog continues the discussion about the great traumas of our century with great courage and without artifice.
Suddeutsche Zeitung

She leaves a lasting impression. You have to discover Ruth Almog. 
Neue Zuricher Zeitung

Ruth Almog is known for her clear, lyrical style and formal experimentation. Her choice of themes in Women adds a further dimension to her writing... Almog has repeatedly proved her considerable artistic ability.

Selected stories available in English translation (for publishers only)

Women and Other Stories
Title Women
Author’s Last Name Almog
Author's First Name Ruth
Genre stories
Publisher (Hebrew) Keter
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1986
No. Pages 124 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Nashim
Representation Represented by ITHL


"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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