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Ephraim Sidon

Ephraim Sidon was born in Tel Aviv in 1946, and was a member of Kibbutz Nir Yitzhak for a number of years. He majored in history and theater at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Since 1972, Sidon has written weekly satirical columns in various major newspapers. He writes for the theater, and has written for a wide variety of TV programs, including drama, entertainment and satire. Sidon has published

many books for children, a number of which have been adapted for the stage. He was awarded the Bialik Prize (2004), the ASSITEJ Israel Award for Lifetime Achievement in the field of children & youth theater (2016) and the Lifetime Achievement Prize for Television from the Israeli Academy of Film and Television (2016).


Ephraim Sidon

Books Published in Hebrew

CHILDREN (selected)
Poems with Juice (children-picture bk), Keter, 1977 [Shirim Be-Mitz]
Baldy Heights [with Yossi Abolafia] (children-picture bk) , Am Oved, 1980 [Ma’aleh Karahot]
The Angel (children), Keter, 1985 [Ha-Malach]
The Garden on the Bald Head (children-picture bk), Keter, 1983 [Ha-Gan Al Ha-Karahat]
Tales of Ferdinand Fedasort, for Short (children-picture bk) , Keter, 1976, 2015 [Alilot Ferdinand Pedatzur Be-Kitzur]
Uzu and Muzu from Kakamaruzu (children-picture bk) , Keter, 1987, 2015 [Uzu U-Muzu Mi-Kfar Kakaruzu]
Surely A-B-C (children-picture bk), Keter, 1988 [Beʹemet Alef-Beit]
Naughty Rhymes for Good Children (children-picture bk), Keter, 1991 [Shirim Raʹim Li-yeladim Tovim]
Fox Tale [with Yossi Abolafia] (children-picture bk), Keter, 1992 [Zanav U-Dvash: Sefer U-Mashal Al Dov Ve-Shual]
The Isle of Nonsense (children-picture bk) , Keter, 1993 [Sipur Muzar U-Maleh Timahon Al Ha-Ee Ha-Katan Ha-Ee Higayon]
Glizo the Wanderer (children-picture bk) , Keter, 1997 [Glitzo Yotze Lindod Ba-Drachim O Ma Kore Be-Armonot Ha-Melachim]
Young Versus Old (children-picture bk) , Am Oved, 2005 [Ha-Krav Ha-Rishon Be-Nahal Kshishon]
The Bible In Rhymes [5 vols] (children), Am Oved, 2003-2009 [Ha-Tanach Ba-Haruzim]
BaaBaa the Black Sheep (children-picture bk), Agam, 2006 [BaaBaa Ha-Kivsa Ha-Shchora]
BaaBaa the Birtyday Sheep (children-picture bk & DVD), Agam, 2008 [BaaBaa Kivsat Yomuledet]
Holey (children-picture bk) , Keter, 2008 [Chorani]
Haggadah of Pesach in Rhymes (children), Keter, 2008; 2009 [Haggadh Shel Pesach Ba-Haruzim]
A Heartful Story (children-picture bk), Keter, 2009 [Sipur Me-Ha-Lev]
Mishlei Mishlei: King Solomonʹs Wisdom (children-picture bk), Keter, 2010 [Mishlei Mishlei: Hochmat Shlomo Ha-Melech]
BaaBaa the Traveling Sheep (children-picture bk & videorecording), Agam, 2010 [BaaBaa Kivsat Ha-Masaʹot]
More or Less (children-picture bk), Agam, 2011 [Ha-Hi Al Ha-Ee]
Nothing But the Truth (children-picture bk), Keter, 2012 [Kol Ha-Emet]
Aba Gavrhana [with Meskie Shibru] (children), Agam, 2013 [Taʹaluley Aba Gavrhana]
Crowded at Home (children-picture bk), Am Oved, 2013 [Tzafuf Ba-Bayit]
The Unfulfilled Dream (children), Am Oved, 2013 [Ha-Chalom She-Lo Hitgashem]
BaaBaa the Champion Sheep (children-picture bk & DVD), Agam, 2014 [BaaBaa Ha-Kivsa Ha-Alufa]
Shifka the Good Witch (children-picture bk), Kinneret, 2015 [Shifka Ha-Machashefa Ha-Tova]
King of Salt and Prince of Pepper (children-picture bk), Am Oved, 2015 [Melech Ha-Melach U-Nsich Ha-Pilpel]
Moshe and the Young Gaot (children-picture bk), Keter, 2015 [Moshe Ve-Ha-Gdi: Al Pi Agadat Chazal]
David and the Spider (children-picture bk) , Keter, 2017 [David Ve-Ha-Akavish]
Funny Grandpa (children-picture bk), Am Oved, 2017 [Shtuyot She-Saba Omer]
Friendly Shapes (children-picture bk), Keter, 2017 [Sipur Al Tzurot: Kama Tov Lihiyot Beyachad]
Mixing Colors (children-picture bk), Keter, 2017 [Sipur Al Tzva'im: Eich Kara Davar Kazeh Matzchik]

Books in Translation

Spanish: Mexico City, Fondo de Cultura Economica, 1998; 2000; 2003; 2009; 2012; 2016
Arabic: Haifa, Center for Arabic Literature, 2000
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!