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Asher Kravitz

Asher Kravitz was born in Jerusalem in 1969 and still lives there today. He has a BSc in physics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an MSc in physics from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. Kravitz is a photographer; he also has a pilot's license for single-engine planes. He served two years in the national police unit for investigating serious crimes and has taught mathematics and logic at the Hebrew University. At present, he teaches mathematics and physics at the Open University and at the Jerusalem College of Engineering.
Kravitz has received the Publishers Association's Gold Book Prize for three of his bestselling books (2008; 2015) and the Publishers Association's Platinum Book Prize for The Jewish Dog (2008).

Books Published in Hebrew
Magic Square (novel), Gvanim, 2001 [Ribua Kesem]
Boomerang (novel), Keter, 2002 [Bumerang]
Staff Sergeant, Mustafa Rabinovitch (novel), Sifriat Poalim, 2004; new ed. 2008 [Ani, Mustafa Rabinovitch; Samal Rishon Mustafa Rabinovitch]
The Jewish Dog (novel), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2007 [Ha-Kelev Ha-Yehudi: Der Yudisher Hunt]
Kalman Kimberling: Private Investigator (thriller), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2009 [Kalman Kimberling: Choker Prati, Be'ezrat Ha-Shem]
The Journey to a Very Remote Star with a Name Too Difficult to Pronounce
(youth), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2010 [Ha-Masa Le-Chraptchyus]
Are You as Smart as Inspector Columbus? (youth), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2012 [Pakad Columbus Choker: Chidot Balashiyot Le-No'ar]
Measuring the World: How Did They Measure the Speed of Light and All the Rest?
(youth), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2012; 2014 [Limdod Et Ha-Olam: Eich Nikbe'u Ha-Gdalim Ha-Bsisiyim Shel Ha-Teva]
Inspector Columbus: on Assignment (youth), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2014 [Pakad Columbus Mefatze'ach Ta'alumot: Chidot Balashiyot]
The Trojan Cat (stories), Kor'im, 2015 [He-Cahtul Ha-Troyani] 

Books in Translation
The Jewish Dog

Turkish: Istanbul, Koton, 2012
English: New York, Penlight Publications, 2015
French: Jerusalem, Calligraphy, 2011

Asher Kravitz

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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