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Rivka Miriam

Rivka Miriam was born in 1952 in Jerusalem and is the daughter of the Yiddish writer Leib Rochman. She is named after her grandmother and aunt who were killed in the Holocaust. Rivka Miriam served as a member of the staff, and later as head, of the Elul Open College for interdisciplinary education activities between religious and non-religious Jews. She began writing poetry at the age of seven and painting at the age of twelve. Her first poems were published in 1960, and her first book, illustrated with her own drawings, appeared when she was fourteen. In 1969 her paintings were exhibited at the Tel Aviv Museum of Modern Art and in 1979 at Ein Harod and in Jerusalem in 1982.
Rivka Miriam has been awarded several awards, including the Prime Minister's Prize twice (1979; 1999), the Shapiro Prize for Religious Literature, the Goldberg Prize (1996), the Kugel Prize and the Brenner Prize (2016).





Books Published in Hebrew
My Yellow Gown (poetry), Ekked, 1966 [Kutonti Ha-Tzehuba]
I Drowned in the Windows (poetry), Ekked, 1969 [Tavati Ba-Chalonot]
Seats in the Desert (poetry), Dvir, 1973 [Kis'ot Ba-Midbar]
Tree Touches Tree (poetry), Dvir, 1978 [Etz Noge'a Be-Etz]
The Sounds Towards Them (poetry), Dvir, 1982 [Ha-Kolot Likratam]
Window-Dreaming (children), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1987 [Chalonot Be-Hakitz]
Poems of the Stone Mothers (poetry), Sifriat Poalim, 1988 [Mi-Shirei Imot Ha-Even]
Only the Fire and the Water (stories), Carta, 1989 [Rak Ha-Esh Ve-Ha-Mayim]
Beyond the Last Hills (children), Carmel, 1991 [Me'ever La-Gva'ot Ha-Achronot]
Place, Tiger (poetry), Carmel, 1994 [Makom, Namer]
Nearby Was the East (poetry), Carmel, 1996 [Mi-Karov Haya Ha-Mizrach]
It Happened (stories), Carmel, 1996 [Nafal Davar]
Resting Jew (potery), Carmel, 2000 [Nach Ha-Yehudi]
Said the Investigator (poetry), 2005 [Amar Ha-Choker]
Baal-Hanes and Other By-Passers (poetry), Carmel, 2006 [Ba'al Ha-Nes Ve-Od Ovrei Orach]
Notes (poetry), Reuven Mass, 2007 [Ptakim]
My Father Commanded Me Not to Die (poetry), Carmel, 2007 [Avi Tzivani Lo Lamut]
In Exchange (stories), Carmel, 2008 [Be-Chilufin: Tmunot Me-Albom Ha-Metziut Ha-Mitchameket]
Elders (poetry), Carmel, 2009 [Ba'im Ba-Yamim]
Complete Poems [two vols.], Carmel, 2010 [Kol Shirei Rivka Miriam]
Moshe (poetry), Carmel, 2011 [Moshe]
Before the Journey [with Meir Appelfeld] (notes & monotypes), Even Hoshen, 2011 [Lifnei Ha-Nesi'a]
The Shadow of the Whole (poetry), Carmel, 2013 [Tzel Ha-Shalem]
Not Only Rorik (children), Carmel, 2013 [Lo Rak Al Rorik]
Replenish the Earth (stories), Carmel, 2015 [Yishuvo Shel Olam]

Books in Translation
Selected Poems
English: New York/London, Toby Press, 2009













































































































































Rivka Miriam

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

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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.
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Call for applications English speakers: Stay culture in Paris (deadline: June 12th, 2018)
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Congratulations to Sami Berdugo and Shoham Smith, recipients of the 2018 Bialik Prize, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in Israel!

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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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The fourth German-Hebrew/Hebrew-German translation workshop November 4th to 10th, 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: November 4th 2018 until November 10th, 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, birkenhauer@013.net and Gadi Goldberg, gadi.goldberg@gmail.com
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Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is one of the 100 notable books of 2017 of the "New York Times".

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