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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 second edition of the Letters of Israel festival will take place in Paris from September 8 to 18, 2017
After the success of its first edition, the Lettres d'Israël festival is gaining momentum, with an enriched program: meetings, conversations, readings , Theater, major authors and discoveries. Zeruya Shalev, Orly Castel-bloom, Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, Iris Argaman, and many more will participate. Click here for the full program:
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:
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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.
Chana Bloch dies at 77
Chana Bloch, a revered poet and translator from Hebrew and Yiddish, has sadly passed away earlier this month. Among her many remarkable achievements is the wonderful translation of a collection of poems by Dahlia Ravikovitch​ (W. W. Norton & Company). Chana will be greatly missed.
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.
Dayan on feminism and writing
Following the release of "Transitions" in English, Yael Dayan talks to Lilith Magazine about her past aspirations and present pursuits. Click here to read the full interview.
Gundar-Goshen's Op-Ed for Time
To mark the US publication of "Waking Lions" Ayelet Gundar-Goshen talks about the refugee crisis, internal walls and people behind them in the op-ed for Time. Click here to read the article.
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