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Ayin Hillel

Ayin Hillel (Hillel Omer, 1926-1990) was born in a kibbutz in the Jezreel Valley. He served in the elite Palmach unit during Israel's 1948 War of Independence, and spent his later years in Tel Aviv. As Jerusalem's chief landscape architect from 1954 to 1969, he designed the city's botanical and biblical gardens and continued to work in landscaping after he moved to Tel Aviv. A beloved author of children's literature, he published several volumes of poetry for adults as well. Ayin Hillel received both the Fichman Prize and an Andersen Honor Citation (1976).             

Books Published in Hebrew            
The Noon Country, Sifriat Poalim, 1950 [Eretz Ha-Tzohorayim]
Nisra, The Author, 1962 [Nisra]            
Hunting Madness, Am Oved, 1964 [Teruf Toref]
Eulogy, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1973 [Hodayah]            
Speak, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1980 [Dabri]
Joseph and Potiphar's Wife, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1982 [Yossef Ve-Eshet Potifar]
Until Now, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1983 [Ad Ko]            
Blue and Thorns, Sifriat Poalim, 1987 [Tchelet Ve-Kotzim]
Holon's Fables, Sifriat Poalim, 1991 [Mishlei Holon]
The Complete Poems, Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Bialik Institue, 2012 [Kol Ha-Shirim]           

Why Does the Zebra Wear Pajamas? (children-picture-bk), Sifriat Poalim, 1959; 2014 [Lama Loveshet Ha-Zebra Pijama?]            
Abroad, Abroad!, Sifriat Poalim, 1960 [Chutz La-Aretz, Chutz La-Aretz]
Nobody Can See Me, Massada, 1967 [Oti Lir'ot Af Echad Lo Yachol]
Uncle Simcha, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1969/99 [Dodi Simcha]
I'm a Warbler, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1970 [Ani Pashosh]
Good Morning, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1971 [Boker Tov]
Bulbul, Why?, Massada, 1972 [Bulbul, Lama Kacha?]
Birdie, Birdie, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1973 [Rom Tziporim Tziporim Tzip]
A Giraffe in Blue Jeans, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1976 [Jiraf Be-Jins Kachol]
Uncle Simcha's Voice, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1976 [Kol Dodi Simcha]            
How Are You Mrs. Ladybird?, Am Oved, 1977 [Shalom Lach Parat Moshe Rabenu]
From Fly To Elephant, Keter, 1977 [Mi-Zvuv Ve-Ad Pil]
A Tale of Two Cats and Other Amimals, Keter, 1977 [Ma'aseh Be-Chatulayim U-Sh'ar Ha-Chayot Shel Ayin Hillel]
Yossi, Smart Child of Mine, Massada, 1978 [Yossi Yeled Sheli Mutzlach]            
Unbelievable, Ministry of Education, 1978 [Lo Yeuman]
When Uncle Simcha Sings, Zionist Confederation, 1984 [Ke-She-Dod Simcha Shar]
I'm a Warbler, Certainly and Maybe, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1987 [Ani Pashosh Betach Ve-Ulay]
The Book of Scribble-Songs, R. Sirkis, 1988 [Sefer Ha-Kishkushirim]            
A Cloud in My Hand, Sifriat Poalim, 1989 [Anan Ba-Yad]
It Happened to a Fawn, Kinneret, 1989 [Ma'ase Be-Ofer Ayalim]
Ayn Hillel's Big Book, Am Oved, 1992 [Ha-Sefer Ha-Gadol Shel Ayin Hillel]             
Yossi My Wonderful Child (children-picture bk), Am Oved, 2011 [Yossi Yeled Sheli Mutzlach]
A Tale of Two Cats (children-picture bk), Modan, Noah Books, 2014 [Ma'aseh Be-Chatulayim]
Collected Poems (children), Dvir, 2015 [Shemesh Ba-Marom Zorachat]

Yoash (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2017 [Yoash]

Books in Translation            
A Kibbutz Adventure 
English: London, F. Warne, 1963

Ayin Hillel

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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