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Hillel Mittelpunkt

Hillel Mittelpunkt was born in in 1949 in Tel Aviv. He studied and later taught theater at Tel Aviv University. Mittelpunkt was writer-in-residence for four years at the Beersheba Theater and spent four years working with the Haifa Municipal Theater. His plays Driver-Painter, The House Mother, and Gorodish were selected best play of the year.            

Books Published in Hebrew
Groundwater, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1979 [Mei Tehom]
Shop, Or Am, 1982 [Makolet]            
Buba, Or Am, 1982 [Buba]            
Temporary Separation, Or Am, 1985 [Perud Zmani]
Driver, Painter, Or Am, 1988 [Nahag, Tzayeret]            
The Actor and South of Paradise, [Ha-Sahkan, Gan Eden Darom] The Loved Ones, Beit Zvi, 1992
Brothers in Arms, Kinneret, 1992 [Ahim La-Neshek]            
The Housemother, Or Am, 1993 [Em Ha-Bayit]
Gorodish, Or Am, 1993 [Gorodish]
Friends of Friends, Gvanim, 2014 [Chaverim Shel Chaverim]

The Wolves, Gvanim, 2016 [Ha-Ze'evim]

The Last Hope of Nahmani Street [Haifa, 1974]            
The Monkey [Haifa, 1975]
Little Shraga [Haifa, 1975]            
The Roof [Habimah, 1976]            
Deep Waters [Habimah, 1977]            
Zalmaners (based on a novel by M. Kulbak) [Haifa, 1978]
And There was a Hole (with Yehoshua Sobol) [Tsavta, 1979]
Dramatis Personae (dir. by H. Mittelpunkt) [Haifa, 1979]
Last Striptease (1st version with Joshua Sobol) [Tsavta, 1980]
Shop [Habima, 1982]
Buba [Haifa, 1982]            
Small Talk on the Nile (based on a novel by N. Mahpuz) [Haifa, 1982]            
Men at Night (with Joshua Sobol, dir. by H. Mittelpunkt) [Tsavta, 1984]            
Death and the Maiden (dir. by H. Mittelpunkt) [Haifa, 1985] Temporary Separation [Habimah, 1985]; (dir. by H. Mittelpunkt) [Beit Lesin, 1986]
Mamy Rock Opera (dir. by H. Mittelpunkt) [Tsavta, 1987]            
Painter-Driver (dir. by H. Mittelpunkt) [Beer-Sheva, 1988]
Last Striptease (2nd version) [Tsavta, 1988]            
Name of the Game [Beer-Sheva, 1989]            
Mephisto (based on a novel by K. Mann) [Beer-Sheva, 1989]            
Three at Night (dir. by H. Mittelpunkt) [Beit Lesin, 1990]
The Beloved Ones (dir. by H. Mittelpunkt) [Beer Sheva, 1991]
Samara Rock Opera (dir. by H. Mittelpunkt) [Tsavta, 1992]            
Brothers in Arms (dir. by H. Mittelpunkt) [Beer Sheva, 1992]
The House Mother (dir. by H. Mittelpunkt) [Beer Sheva, 1993]
Gorodish (dir. by H. Mittelpunkt) [Cameri, 1993]
Boitre (based on a novel by M. Kulbak; dir. by H. Mittelpunkt) [Cameri, 1995]   
Last Striptease (3rd version) [Tsavta, 1995]            
Southern Paradise [Beit Lesin, 1996]            
Mister Wolf [Cameri, 1997]            
The Actor [Cameri, 1998]
Friends of Frriends [Cameri, 2014]

The Wolves [Cameri, 2016]
Books in Translation
English: New York, Modern International Drama, 1987; in Modern Israeli Drama, Portsmouth, Heinemann, 1993
Driver, Painter            
English: New York, Modern International Drama, 1993  

Hillel Mittelpunkt

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

"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!
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, and Gadi Goldberg,
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is one of the 100 notable books of 2017 of the "New York Times".

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