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Rami Saari

Rami Saari, poet, translator and linguist, was born in Petah Tikva in 1963. He studied Semitic and Finno-Uralic Linguistics at the Universities of Helsinki, Budapest and Jerusalem and received his PhD in Linguistics in 2003. Saari has written several books of poetry and has translated over 60 books from Albanian, Estonian, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Portuguese, Spanish and Catalan. From 2002 to 2006, he was the national editor of the Israeli pages of the poetry website, He has also been editor of the Scandinavian literature series Tzafon (North) for Hakibbutz Hameuchad publishing House. Saari has been awarded the Prime Minister's Prize for Literature twice (1996; 2003), the Olschwung Founation’s Award (1998), the Tchernikhovsky Prize for his translations (2006), the Israeli Ministry of Culture and Science Award (2007), the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture Award for his translations from Finnish to Hebrew (2010) and the Asraf Prize from The Academy of the Hebrew Language (2010).  


Books Published in Hebrew
Behold, I`ve Found My Home, Alef, 1988 [Hine, Matzati Et Beyti]
Men at the Crossroad, Sifriat Poalim, 1991 [Gevarim Be-Tsomet]     
The Path of Bold Pain, Schocken, 1997 [Maslul Ha-Ke`ev Ha-Noaz]
The Book of Life, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2001 [Ha-Sefer Ha-Chai]
So Much, So Much War, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2002 [Kama, Kama Milchama]
The Fifth Shogun, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2005 [Ha-shogun ha-chamishi]            
Rings of the Years, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2008 [Tabaot Ha-Shanim]
Introduction to Sexual Linguistics, Carmel, 2013 [Mavo Le-Valshanut Minit]

The Maltese Prepositions (academic), Carmel, 2003 [Milot Ha-Yachas Ha-Malteziyyot]

Books in Translation
Under the Feet of the Rain
Greek: Athens, Oxy Publishers, 2006

Selected Poems
Greek: Athens, Vakxikon, 2017 


Rami Saari

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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