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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

Congratulations to Barabara Harshav for the 2018 PEN Medal for Translation!
The prize is given to a translator whose career has demonstrated a commitment to excellence through the body of their work. Barbara Harshav has been translating works from French, German, Hebrew and Yiddish for over twenty years and has currently published over forty books of translation. Among the many Hebrew authors she has translated: Yoram Kaniuk, Agnon, Yehudit Hendel, Yehuda Amichai and many more.
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!
Congratulations to Ronit Matalon, the recipient of the 2017 Brenner prize for her book 'And the Bride Closed the Door". And, congratulations to Amir ziv, the recipent of the first ever Brenner prize for debut novels.
Ronit Matalon's book tells the story of Margie, a young bride, who shuts herself up in her mother's bedroom and declares that she won’t get married. Her family gathers at the locked door, not knowing what to do. Amir Ziv tells a story that begins as an apparently routine correspondence between a prying citizen, secretly in love with his neighbor, and a conscientious municipal clerk, and developes into an uncovering of a great underlying drama.
The fourth German-Hebrew/Hebrew-German translation workshop April 29 to May 5, 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: Sunday, April 29, 2018 until Saturday, May 5, 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".

Congratulations to Zeruya Shalev and Shifra Horn for receiving the 2017 Adei Wizo Prize.

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award! The books on the longlist are selected by 400 libraries worldwide. Titles are nominated on the basis of ‘high literary merit’ as determined by the nominating library.
Yitzchak Mayer's personal website goes live
English edition of Yitzchak Mayer's amazing "Silent Letter" is about to come out with Mosaic Press. Learn more about the author's incredible life story on his brand new website.
MHL - New webzine starting soon!