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Tamar Bergman

Tamar Bergman (1939-2016) was born in Tel Aviv. As a child, she lived on a kibbutz, and later moved to Jerusalem with her family. After completing her BA in English and French at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, she was awarded a scholarship to the Sorbonne in Paris, where she studied modern French literature. She wrote numerous radio scripts for children, as well as books for young readers and one biographical novel. Along the Tracks was named a "Notable Children's Trade Book" by the US Children's Book Council and was included in the 1991 Bulletin Blue Ribbon list. Bergman won several awards, including the Ze’ev Prize twice (1989, 2000).
Tamar Bergman

Books Published in Hebrew

As a Polished Mirror (biographical novel), Am Oved, 1996 [Ke-Marʹa Letusha]
Danny Goes to the Dentist (children-picture bk), Israel Economist, 1974 [Danny Holech Le-Mirpaʹat-Ha-Shinayim]
The Journey to the Rose Garden (children), Massada, 1976 [Ha-Masa Le-Gan Ha-Shoshanim]
About Nothing in Nowhere (children), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1976 [Al Shumklum Ve-Al Shumakom]
Who Wants to Bet? (children), Health Ministry, 1977 [Mi Rotze Lehitarev?]
On Saturday Morning (children-picture bk), Keter, 1979 [Be-Shabat Ba-Boker]
Laughing Teeth (children-picture bk), Keter, 1980 [Shinayim Tzochakot]
The Magic Dress (children-picture bk), Keter, 1981 [Simlat Ha-Ksamim]
Everyone Was Once a Child (children-picture bk) , Sifriat Poalim, 1983 [Kol Echad Haya Paʹam Yeled]
The Boy from Over There (youth) , Am Oved, 1983 [Ha-Yeled Mi-"Shama"]
Looking for Osnat, Keter (children-picture bk), 1985 [Mechapsim Et Osnat]
Mom and Dadʹs Chick (children-picture bk), Keter, 1987 [Gozal Shel Aba Ve-Ima]
Along the Tracks (youth) , Schocken, 1987 [Le-Orech Ha-Mesila]
The Captain has Returned (youth), Am Oved, Yad Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, 1990 [Rav Chovel Shav Elayich: Sipuro Shel Katriel Yaffe]
A Conch of Secrets (youth) , Sifriat Poalim, 1996 [Konchiyat Ha-Sodot]
Where Is? (children-picture bk), Sifriat Poalim, 1998 [Eifo]
Sunbirds at my Window (children) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1999 [Ina Afa Im Ha-Tziporim]
Mook (children-picture bk) , Sifriat Poalim, 2003 [Mook]

Books in Translation

Korean: Seoul, Joongang M&B, 2003
English: Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1988; 1992
German: Frankfurt, Alibaba, 1991; pback: Reinbeck, Rowohlt, 1994
Japanese: Tokyo, Michitani, 1998
Italian: Milan, Bompiani, 2002
Serbian: Belgrade, Book & Marco, 2008
Chinese: Nanjing, Jiangsu Children's Pub., 2016
English: Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1991
German: Frankfurt, Alibaba, 1992; pback: Frankfurt, S. Fischer, 1997
Japanese: Tokyo, Michitani, 1998
Japanese: Tokyo, Fuzambo, 2003; 2004  

Where Is? (children)
English: Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 2002
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.
Call for application: Artists in Residence Programme in Austria. Please note the deadline: September 18th, 2017.
In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery makes available 50 residencies to visual artists / art photographers / composers / video and media artists / writers / literary translators and arts and cultural educators in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2018. For more details:
ITHL director on Grossman's win
"Grossman winning is not only his own achievement, but the achievement of the Hebrew literature as a whole", - Nilli Cohen on the first Hebrew author to receive Man Booker International Prize. Click here for the full article in Hebrew.
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!