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Shlomo Tanny

Shlomo Tanny (1919-2000) was born in Bielsko, Poland, to a traditional and Zionist family. He arrived with his family in pre-state Israel in 1929. After finishing his secondary education he traveled to France and the U.S. to train as a journalist. In 1942 he was part of a group of young writers who proclaimed the coming of a new literary generation in the country, and was one of the editors of their publication. In 1944 he joined the daily newspaper Haaretz. During the War of Independence he was a war correspondent. He was the editor of the army magazine and afterwards of a children's magazine. Tanny started publishing poetry in 1938 and also published children's books. He founded "Hebrew Book Week" in 1959. Tanny's accomplishments also include the translation of Heinrich Heine's poetry into Hebrew. He was awarded the Bialik Prize.

Books Published in Hebrew
Until the Day Came, Massada/Writers Association, 1967 [Ad She Higia Ha-Yom]
Selection, Ekked, 1970 [Mivhar]
Poems of Shlomo Tanny, Ekked, 1972 [Shirei Shlomo Tanny]
The Path of the Herald, Massada/ Writers Association, 1976 [Raglei Ha-Mevaser]
Out of the Disaster, Yachdav/Dvir, 1981 [Mi-Toch Ha-Hafichah] Telegram, Carta, 1988 [Mivrak]
Tomorrow, an Eternity Away, Reshafim, 1995 [Mahar Be-Od Netzah]

The Story of the Laughing House, Sifriat Poalim, 1961 [Agadat ha-Bayit Ha-Tzohek]
Higher, Higher, Bronfman/Twersky, 1979 [Gavoa Gavoa]
Two Naughty Geese, Ofer, 1970-76 [Shnei Avazim Shovavim] Wonderman, Sifriat Poalim, 1972 [Pele Ish]
Poem-Games, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1978 [Mishakei Shir]
Little Mother, Am Oved, 1979 [Ima Ketana]
Who Wants a Story?, Yavne, 1987 [Mi Rotze Sipur]
Grownups Were Also Once Children, Yedioth Ahronoth, 1987 [Gam Gedolim Hayu Ketanim]
The Lifeguard, Reshafim, 1990 [Ha-Matzil]
Adventure in the Sky (children), Dani Sfarim, 2015 [Harpatka Ba-Mromim]
The Clock (children-picture bk), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2016 [Ha-Sha'on]

Shlomo Tanny

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

Congratulations to Zeruya Shalev and Shifra Horn for receiving the 2017 Adei Wizo Prize.

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award! The books on the longlist are selected by 400 libraries worldwide. Titles are nominated on the basis of ‘high literary merit’ as determined by the nominating library.
The second edition of the Letters of Israel festival will take place in Paris from September 8 to 18, 2017
After the success of its first edition, the Lettres d'Israël festival is gaining momentum, with an enriched program: meetings, conversations, readings , Theater, major authors and discoveries. Zeruya Shalev, Orly Castel-bloom, Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, Iris Argaman, and many more will participate. Click here for the full program:
Call for application: Artists in Residence Programme in Austria. Please note the deadline: September 18th, 2017.
In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery makes available 50 residencies to visual artists / art photographers / composers / video and media artists / writers / literary translators and arts and cultural educators in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2018. For more details:
Yizhak Mayer: "Meet the Author" Event
Ambassador Yizhak Mayer, author of the moving book “Silent Letter” will hold a “meet the author” event in Netanya. For further info about the event: And for more details about the title click here:
ITHL director on Grossman's win
"Grossman winning is not only his own achievement, but the achievement of the Hebrew literature as a whole", - Nilli Cohen on the first Hebrew author to receive Man Booker International Prize. Click here for the full article in Hebrew.
Chana Bloch dies at 77
Chana Bloch, a revered poet and translator from Hebrew and Yiddish, has sadly passed away earlier this month. Among her many remarkable achievements is the wonderful translation of a collection of poems by Dahlia Ravikovitch​ (W. W. Norton & Company). Chana will be greatly missed.
Yitzchak Mayer's personal website goes live
English edition of Yitzchak Mayer's amazing "Silent Letter" is about to come out with Mosaic Press. Learn more about the author's incredible life story on his brand new website.
Dayan on feminism and writing
Following the release of "Transitions" in English, Yael Dayan talks to Lilith Magazine about her past aspirations and present pursuits. Click here to read the full interview.
Gundar-Goshen's Op-Ed for Time
To mark the US publication of "Waking Lions" Ayelet Gundar-Goshen talks about the refugee crisis, internal walls and people behind them in the op-ed for Time. Click here to read the article.
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