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Chana Bat Shahar

Chana Bat Shahar (a nom de plume for an ultra-Orthodox woman), was born in Jerusalem in 1944. Bat-Shahar studied Hebrew literature and history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She began publishing in 1985 and now divides her time between writing and teaching. She has published novels as well as several collections of short stories and novellas. Bat Shahar has received the Prime Minister's Prize (1994) and the Goldberg Prize for The Duda Tree (2014).

Chana Bat Shahar

Books Published in Hebrew

Stories of the Owl (stories), Tcherikover/ M. Neumann, 1985 [Sipurei Ha-Kos]
Calling the Bats (stories) , Keter, 1990 [Likro La-Atalefim]
Dance of the Butterfly (stories) , Keter, 1993 [Rikud Ha-Parpar]
Look, the Fishing Boats (novellas) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1997 [Sham Sirot Ha-Dayig]
Sweet Honey Birds (novellas), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1999 [Yonkey Ha-Dvash Ha-Metukim]
The Girl from Lake Michigan (novel) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 2002 [Ha-Naʹara Me-Agam Mishigan]
White Nymph, Wild Satyr (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2005 [Nimfa Levana, Seʹira Meshugaʹat]
Shadows in the Mirror (novel), Zmora-Bitan, 2008 [Tzlalim Ba-Reʹi]
The Duda Tree (novellas), Hakibbutz hameuchad, 2013 [Etz Ha-Duda]
Sender (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2017 [Sender]

Books in Translation

Our new Spring 2019 catalogue of new books is up.
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"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!
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