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Elisha Porat

Elisha Porat (1938-2013) was born to a family that was among the founders of kibbutz Ein Hahoresh in Emek Hefer. A lifelong member of his kibbutz, Porat worked for many years as a farmer as well as a writer. His work in the kibbutz's fruit orchards, a great contrast to his military tours of duty, always influenced his art. Besides writing, he also served as editor for several literary journals. Elisha Porat's first book, a collection of short stories, was published in 1973. He received the Prime Minister's Prize in 1996.

Books Published in Hebrew 
Hushnia, the Minaret, Sifriat Poalim, 1975 [Hushnia Ha-Misgad]
Poem, Memory, Sifriat Poalim, 1986 [Shir, Zikaron]
Born in 1938, Sifriat Poalim, 1996 [Yelud Tarzah]
The Dinosaures of the Language, Yedidim, 1999 [Ha-Dinozaurim shel Ha-lashon]
My Reprieve is Still Valid, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2005 [Arka Tkeifa]
Minor Vows: Poems 1975-2013, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2017 [Nedarim Ktanim: Kol Ha-Shirim 1975-2013] 

Desolate Land (stories), Sifriat Poalim, 1973 [Eretz Yetoma]
A Diagonal View (stories), Sifriat Poalim, 1977 [Tzilum Alachsoni]
Oneg Shabbath (novella), Sifriat Poalim, 1981 [Oneg Shabbath]
Personal Providence (stories), Sifriat Poalim, 1985 [Hashgacha Pratit]
The Messiah of LaGuardia (stories), Zmora-Bitan, 1988 [Ha`mashiah mi`Lagardia]
Absolutions (stories), Zmora-Bitan, 1991 [Mechikat Avonot]
Triple Jump (stories), Sifriat Poalim, 1994 [Kefitza Meshuleshet]
The Blue Thicket Bird (novellas), Gevanim, 1996 [Tzipor Ha`svach Ha-Kechula]
Episode (biography), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2001 [Epizoda]
The Crazy Moon, Yavneh, 1975 [Ha-Yareach Hishtagea]
The Banana Thief, Sifriat Poalim, 1976 [Gonev Ha-Bananot]
The Treasure Well, Zmora-Bitan, 1978 [Beer Ha-Matmonim]
Ranger Tells, Sifriat Poalim, 1980 [Sipuro She Sayar]
The Three Tower Ship, Sifriat Poalim, 1984 [Sphina Ushlosha Tzrichim]

Books in Translation
The Messiah of LaGuardia
English: Ontario/Buffalo, Mosaic Press, 1997

English: Wind River Press, 2002

English: Ein Hahoresh, Y&H Publishers, 2006

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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