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Sami Berdugo

Sami Berdugo was born in 1970. He studied comparative literature and history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. At present, he teaches creative writing at Tel Aviv University and Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. He also holds writing workshops for youth. Berdugo has published novels, short stories and novellas. In 1998, he won the Haaretz Short Story Competition. He has also been awarded the Yaakov Shabtai Prize (2002), the Peter Schweifert Prize (2003), the Bernstein Prize (2003), the Prime Minister's Prize (2005), the Neuman Prize (2007) and the Isaac Leib and Rachel Goldberg Prize for his novel That Is to Say (2010). His last novel, An Ongoing Tale on Landwas shortlisted for the Sapir Prize (2015) and won the Kugel Prize (2016). Berdugo is the first Israeli to be awarded a Sanskriti Foundation Residency (New Delhi, 2007).
Sami Berdugo

Books Published in Hebrew

Black Girl (stories), Babel, 1999; Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 2013 [Yalda Shchora]
And Say to the Wind (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 2002 [Kacha Ani Medaberet Im Ha-Ruach]
Orphans (novellas) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 2006 [Yetomim]
That Is to Say (novel) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2010 [Ze Ha-Dvarim]
The Last Child of the Century (stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 2011 [Ha-Yeled Ha-Acharon Shel Ha-Meʹa]
An Ongoing Tale on Land (novel) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 2014 [Sipur Hoveh Al Pnei Ha-Eretz]
Because Guy (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 2017 [Ki Guy]

Books in Translation

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Gundar-Goshen's Op-Ed for Time
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Semel on "Isra-Isle" for JBC
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