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Haim Nagid

Haim Nagid was born in 1940 in Bucharest, Romania, and came to Israel in 1948. He studied literature, philosophy and education at Tel Aviv University and graduated with a PhD from the Department of Theatre Arts. A poet, a playwright and a literary critic, Nagid has published also a novel. He served as editor of the literary supplement of the daily Maariv and later as chairman of the Union of Writers in Israel (2003-2008). At present, he is the chief editor of the union's publishing house, Safra, which he founded in 2006, as well as editor of its literary periodical Gag and co-editor of Teatron, a quarterly for contemporary theater. He also lectures on visual literacy at the Master Degree School of Kibbutzim College.

Nagid received the Mati Kats Prize for Poetry (1971), the Prime Minister's Prize (1988), the Dov Sadan Prize for Jewish Studies (1996), the Ramat Gan Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2011) and the Minister of Culture Prize for Editing (2014).

Books Published in Hebrew
Thirty Poems (poetry), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1971 [Shloshim Shirim]
Local Poetry (poetry), Am Oved, 1986 [Shira Mekomit]
The Story of the Turtle Mr. Gideon Sassony (children), The Author, 1986 [Sipuro Shel Ha-Tzav Mar Gideon Sasony]  
Metatron (novel), Zmora-Bitan, 1989 [Metatron]
Picnic in Husmasa (play), Or-Am, 1990 [Piknik Be-Chusmasa] 
A Tour in the Restricted Zone (poetry), Tag, 1994 [Siyur Ba-Ezor Ha-Asur]
The Language of Stage [3 vols.] (non-fiction) Sal Tarbut - Omanut La'Am, 1996 [Sfat Ha-Bama: Musagei Yesod, Ma'archot Ha-Simanim Ha-Teiatroniyim]
Laughter and Trembling: On Hanoch Levin's Plays (non-fiction), Or-Am, 1998 [Tzchok U-Tzmarmoret: Al Machazot Hanoch Levin]   
Against the Illusion: Hebrew Documentary Drama (non-fiction), 2009 [Bi-Gnut Ha-Ashlaya: Ha-Janer Ha-Teudi Ba-Drama Ha-Ivrit]
Right to Paradise Lane: Selected Poems 1971-2011, Safra, 2012 [Yamina Le-Simtat Gan-Eden: Mivchar Shirim 1971-2011]
The Melancholic Joker: The Seriousness of the Israeli Comedy: The Serio-Comedies of Hanoch Levin, Nissim Aloni and Michael Gurevich (non-fiction), Tel Aviv University, Department of Theatre Arts, 2013 [Ha-Leitzan Ben Dmut Ha-Yagon: Al Retzinuta Shel Ha-Komedya Ha-Israelit: Heibetim Komiyim Bi-Sfat Ha-Teiatron Shel Nissim Aloni, Hanoch Levin U-Miki Gurevich]


The Story of the Turtle Mr. Gideon Sassony [Theater for Children and Youth, 1987]

Picnic in Husmasa [Cameri, 1990]

Zvi the Turtle [Haifa Children's Theater Festival, 1994] 

​Books in Translation
Selected Poems
Spanish: Madrid, Verbum, 2015

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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