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Asher Reich

Asher Reich was born in 1937 to an ultra-Orthodox Jerusalem family. He grew up in an isolated neighborhood where radios were forbidden and the only education available was religious. At eighteen, Reich joined the army, an act unheard of in his immediate environment. He eventually studied philosophy and literature at the Hebrew University, and left tradition entirely behind. Reich began publishing in 1960. Best known as a poet, he also spent eight years as co-editor of Moznayim, the magazine of the Hebrew Writers Association. Reich participated in the International Writing Program at Iowa University and has received several awards, including the Prime Minister's Prize twice (1981; 2001), the Bernstein Prize (1988), the President's Prize (2000), the Brenner Prize (2002), the ACUM Prize (2009), the Ramat Gan Prize (2010) and  the ACUM Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2015). 

Books Published in Hebrew
In the Seventh Year, Ekked, 1963 [Ha-Shana Ha-Shvi'it Le-Nedudai]
Night Rise, Ekked, 1972 [Zrihat Layla]            
State of Affairs, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1975 [Tmunat Matzav]
A View of the Land, Massada, 1978 [Mar'eh Makom]            
Women Rites, Achshav, 1980 [Seder Nashim]            
A New Packet, Am Oved, 1983 [Hafisah Hadashah]            
Selected Poems, Sifriat Poalim, 1986 [Seder Shirim]            
Works on Paper, Zmora Bitan, 1988 [Avodot Al Nyar] 
Fictional Evidence, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1993 [Uvdot Bidionyiot]
Winter Music, Helikon, 1996 [Musikat Horef]            
Rhythm for Poetry, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1998 [Ritmus Le-Shirah]
A View of the Land, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1999 [Pney Ha-Aretz]
Mental Materials, Keshev, 2013 [Chomer Nefesh: Tmunot Shirim, Tmunot Chayim]
Windows to the Park, Keshev, 2015 [Chalonot La-Park]

The Voice of Poems, Bialik Institute, 2017 [Kol Ha-Shira: Mivchar Shira 1963-2015]

Reminiscences of an Amnesiac (novel), Maariv, 1993 [Zichronot Shel Holeh Shichehah]
A Man with a Door (stories), Yedioth Ahronoth, 1998 [Ish Im Delet] 

Books in Translation                                                    
Works on Paper           
German: Reinbek, Rowohlt, 1992
Spanish: Madrid, Verbum, 2015                        

Winter Music           
German: Reinbek, Rowohlt, 1998                       

Selected Poems
German: Frankfurt, Dielmann, 2000

A Man with a Door
German: Frankfurt, Fischer, 2012

Asher Reich

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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