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Yotam Reuveny

Yotam Reuveny was born in 1949 in Iasi, Romania, and immigrated to Israel in 1964. After completing his military service he joined a kibbutz and currently resides in Tel Aviv. In 1972 he began working on the editorial staff of the newspaper, Haaretz, and later for Yedioth Ahronoth. His first book was published in 1978, and in 2000 he founded Nymrod, an independent publishing house, through which he has published many of his books. A novelist, short story writer and a poet, Reuveny also translates English, French and Romanian literature to Hebrew. He participated in the International Writing Program at Iowa University. Reuveny was awarded the Prime Minister's Prize in 1985 and the Landau Prize for Poetry in 2015. His last novel, The Autobiography of Jean Riven, was shortlisted for the Sapir Prize (2015).    

Books Published in Hebrew
Dream Time (stories), Achshav, 1978; Nymrod, 2002 [Be'ad Ha-Hazaya]
Hangover (stories), Tirosh, 1979; Nymrod, 2003 [Hitpakchut]            
Report from Occurrence (poetry), Massada, 1979 [Divuach Mi-Toch Hitrachashut]
Mixed Tendency (stries), Am Oved, 1982 [Megama Me'orevet]            
Sadness Amassed in Dream (poetry), Schocken, 1982 [Etzev She-Ne'egar Ba-Chalom]
Words (novel), Yachdav, The Hebrew Writers Association, 1982 [Milim]
Deficiency / Hungarian Dance (novellas), Kadim, 1984 [Cheser / Machol Hungari]
Night Diary 1 (diary), Kadim, 1987; Nymrod, 2004 [Yoman Layla]
Night Diary 2 (diary), Modan, 1987 [Yoman Layla 2]
Night Diary 3 (diary), Nymrod, 1989 [Yoman Layla 3]
The Cuckoo's Square (novel), Sifriat Maariv, 1990 [Kikar Ha-Kukiya]
Days of Dagon (novel), Sifriat Maariv, 1992 [Yemei Dagon]
Poems: 1970-2002, Nymrod, 2002 [Shirim: 1970-2002]
Pinhas Sadeh: Two Interviews and Notes, Nymrod, 2002 [Dyokan 1: Pinhas Sadeh]
World History of Men's Love (non-fiction), Nymrod, 2002 [Historya Olamit Shel Ahavat Gvarim]
Abraham B. Yehoshua: Two Interviews and Notes, Nymrod, 2003 [Dyokan 2: Abraham B. Yehoshua]
Yuval (novel), Nymrod, 2003 [Yuval]
The Accursed Race (essays), Nymrod, 2003 [Ha-Geza Ha-Mekulal]
David Avidan: Interview and Notes [with Menahem ben], Nymrod, 2004 [Dyokan 3: David Avidan]
The First Books [2 vols.] (stories, novellas, novel), Nymrod, 2004 [Ha-Sfarim Ha-Rishonim]
The Interpretation of Deeds [7 vols.] (novels), Nymrod, 2005-2010 [Pesher Ha-Ma'asim]
Return [translated from Romanian] (novel), Nymrod, 2009 [Ha-Chazara]
Eugène Ionesco: a Meeting in Habimah (non-fiction), Nymrod, 2011 [Eugen Ionesco: Pgisha Be-Habima]
Pinhas Sadeh: Interviews and Notes, Nymrod, 2011 [Ha-Omanut Hi Ha-Geula: Al Matzavo Shel Pinhas Sadeh]. Ext. ed. of Pinhas Sadeh, above
The Ephemera Order (novel), Nymrod, 2011 [Misdar Ephemera]
The Hired Gun of the Jewish People (novel), Nymrod, 2012 [Ha-Rotze'ach Ha-Sachir Shel Ha-Am Ha-Yehudi]
Poems: 1970-2012, Keshev, 2013 [Shirim: 1970-2012]
The Autobiography of Jean Riven (autobiographical novel), Afik, 2015 [Ha-Otobiyografia Shel Jean Riven]
Swam (poetry), Keshev, 2016 [Nechil]

Ashdoders (novel), Afik, 2017 [Ashdodim]
Books in Translation            
Selected Stories
French: Paris, Intertextes, 1988; Paris, Blandin, 1991; Paris, Serpent a Plumes, 1998; 2001  

Romanian (Original): Bucharest, Institutul Cultural Român, 2007

Yotam Reuveny

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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