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Aliza Olmert

Aliza Olmert, Jerusalem artist and playwright, was born in 1946 in Eschwege, Germany, and was brought to Israel by her parents in 1949. She has a BA in social work from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and worked in her profession for several years. Olmert later studied environmental design at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design; her work has been exhibited internationally in solo shows as well as group exhibitions. She is also chairperson and executive committee member of several child welfare organizations and artistic bodies. Olmert has written a number of TV scripts and a play, which was staged at the Heilborn Theater in Germany. In 2008, she was awarded the Steiger Prize, Germany, for A Slice of Sea.
    
 

                   

           

           


Books Published in Hebrew
A Slice of Sea (novel), Zmora Bitan, 2001 [Prusa Shel Yam]
Written on the Wall, with Gail Hareven (non-fiction), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2007 [Sfat Kir]
               
Books in Translation
A Slice of Sea
German: Berlin, Aufbau, 2007
French: Paris, Denoel, 2008






























































































           

 

Aliza Olmert

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

NEWS
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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