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Zvi Livne

Zvi Livne (Liberman) (1891-1985) was born in Ouman,  Ukraine, to a family of farmers. He received a traditional religious education and taught himself secular subjects. He arrived in Eretz Israel in 1912 and worked in agriculture in villages and kibbutzim. In 1917, he began to publish articles, satires, stories and plays for children and young readers. One of his first books, Oded the Wanderer, was adapted into the first children`s film in Israel.

Books Published in Hebrew

The Little Fishermen, 1932 [Ha-Dayagim Ha-Ketanim]
Oded the Wanderer, 1932; Kiryat Sefer, 1961) [Oded Ha-Noded]
Putty,1933 [Putty]
Dan`s Adventures, 1933; Kiryat Sefer, 1964 [Harpatkaotav Shel Dan]
From Babylon to Jerusalem (historical novel),Twersky, 1933 [Mi-Babel L`Yrushalayim]
The Dream of Three, 1934; Kiryat Sefer, 1961 [Halom Ha-Sheloshah]
The Children from the Valley, 1936 [Yaldei Ha-Emek]
The Children Hill, Omanut, 1936 [Giv`at Ha-Yeladim]
On Swords, Newman, 1938 [Me`al Haravot]
Zizi the Dwarf, 1942; Kiryat Sefer, 1961 [Zizi Ha-Gamad]
Dinah’s Pranks, 1945 [Dinah Ve-Ta`aluleha]
They Met in their Homeland, Yizreel, 1945 [Nifgeshu Ba-Moledet]
Amihai, Friend of All Living Things, Amichai, 1950 [Amihai, Yedid Col Hai]
Nehemiah (historical novel), Am Oved, 1950 [Nehemiah]
On the Mounts of Jerusalem, Amichai, 1953 [Be-Harei Yerushalayim]
David and Jonathan, Amichai, 1954 [David Ve-Ionatan]
A World’s Revival, 1955 [Tevel Be-Thiatah]
Four Sailors, 1955 [Arba'ah Malachim]
Gad and the Dwarf, Newmann, 1956 [Gad Ve-Ha -Gamad]
Yair from Gilead, Amichai, 1957 [Yair Ha-Gil`adi]
Hai and Ashmodai, Aleph,1957 [Ha-Yeled Hai Ve-Ha-Hamor Ashmodai]
Samson the Dreamer, Aleph, 1957 [Shimshon Ba`al Ha-Halomot]
Hanna and Her Seven Sons, Amichai, 1958 [Hanna Ve-Shiv`ah Banea]
Hiding Places, Amichai, 1958 [Mahboyim]
Red Dwarfs, Newman, 1959 [Ha-Gamadim Ha-Adumim]
Springs, Kiryat Sefer, 1961 [Ma`ayanot]
The Big Eagle, Amichai, 1964 [Ha-Nesher Ha-Gadol]
Gideon and his Friends, Kiryat Sefer, 1964 [Gid`on Ve-Haverav]
The Stone Hill, Aleph, 1965 [Giv`at Ha-Avanim]
David and Aminadav (historical novel), Amichai, 1966 [David Ve-Aminadav]
Freedom Fighters (historical novel), 1966 [Ha-Kanayim La-Dror]
The Five, Aleph, 1969 [Ha-Hamishah]
The Band’s Stories, Amichai,1973 [Mi-Sipurei Ha-Hevraya]
Between Field and Forest, Amichai, 1974 [Beyin Sadeh Va-Ya`ar]
Abram the Hebrew, Am Oved, 1973 [Abram Ha-Ivri]
Moses, Amichai, 1977 [Moshe]

Books in Translation
In the Beginning: The Story of Abraham
English: London, Oxford University Press, 1969

Lost on Mount Tabor
English: New York, Hebrew Educators` Committee, 1940

The Children of the Cave
English: New York, H.Z. Walck, 1969; London: Oxford University Press, 1969 


Zvi Livne

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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