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Yehuda Yaari

Yehuda Ya'ari (1900-1982) was born in Tarnobrzeg, Galicia, to a Hassidic family. In 1920 he joined a group of Zionist Socialists and together they arrived in Eretz Israel. Ya'ari became a leading member of the Labor Brigade that built the Afula-Nazareth highway. In 1923 he was one of the founding members of Kibbutz Beit Alpha, and in 1925 he returned to Jerusalem, where he became one of the first workers in the National Library. He spent the late 1920s and the early 1930s earning a degree in Library Science in the U.S. and teaching in Canada. He returned in 1933 and went to work for the National University Library. Later, he filled senior posts in the cultural department of the Foreign Office and as consul general in Amsterdam. Ya'ari published his first novel in 1937. In 1969 he received the Brenner Literary Prize.

Books Published in Hebrew
Ze'ev Jabotinsky (biography), Mitzpeh, 1931 [Ze'ev Jabotinsky]
Like Glittering Light (novel), Eretz Israel, 1937 [Ke-Or Yahel]
Forty Days at the Sea Shore (play), Darom, 1938 [Arba'im Yom Al Ha-Yam]
In Tents (stories), Eretz Israel, 1938 [Be-Ohalim]
A Man's Way (story), Dvir, 1940 [Darkei Ish]
Between Watches (stories), Massada, 1950 [Bein Ashmorot]
Roots on Water (stories), Bialik Institute, 1960 [Shoresh Alei Mayim]
Yehuda Yaari's Stories, Writers Association/Ugdan, 1969 [Sipurei Yehuda Ya'ari]
Avigdor Shatz's Answer (novel), Sifriat Poalim, 1986 [Teshuvato Shel Avigdor Shatz]

Books in Translation
When the Candle Was Burning
English: London, Gollancz, 1947

Selected Stories
English: Jerusalem, Zionist Organization Youth Department, 1945; 1965

Yehuda Yaari

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

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"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)
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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!
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