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Miriam Yalan-Shteklis

Miriam Yalan-Stekelis (1900-1983) was born in Kremenchug, Russia, the daughter of a Zionist leader who came from a long line of rabbis. Thus she learned Hebrew as a small child. After the failed 1905 revolution, the family traveled from one place to another: Berlin, Minsk, Petrograd, and Kharkhov. Yalan-Stekelis studied humanities at the University of Kharkhov, continued at the College of Judaic Studies in Berlin, and then studied library science in Paris in 1928. In 1920 she settled in Jerusalem and in 1929, after her studies in France, she joined the National University Library. She spent the next 30 years as director of the Slavic department.
Yalan-Stekelis established herself as a children's writer in 1939. She wrote poetry, fiction and songs, edited, and translated from Russian, Yiddish and English to Hebrew. She received the 1956 Israel Prize for Children's Literature.

Books Published in Hebrew
Hurry, Hurry Dwarfs!, 1939 [Atzu Ratzu Gamadim]
Danny, 1943 [Danny]
Rain, 1944 [Geshem]
Tol-Tol and His Sand, 1944 [Tol-Tol Ba'al Ha-Hol]
The Journey to the Island of Maybe (children), Am Oved, 1944; Dvir. 1952; Zmora-Bitan/ Dvir, 2014 [Ha-Masa El Ha-Ee Ulay]
The Girl Millik and Aunt Phillik, 1945 [Ma'ase Ba-Yaldah Millik U Ba-Doda Phillik]
Once There Was a Girl, 1946 [Ma'aseh Be-Yaldah]
How Songs Come to the Heart, 1947 [Eich Ba'im Shirim Le-Lev Ha-Adam]
The Story of a Curtain, Paris, 1952 [Ma'aseh Be-Parochet]
Bimmi, 1953 [Bimmi]
Birthday, Dvir, 1962 [Yom Huledet]
Wheels, Hadar 1957 [Galgalim]
Kid's Song, Dvir, 1958-63 [Shir Ha-Gdi]
I Have a Secret, Dvir, 1958-63 [Yesh Li Sod]
In My Dream, Dvir, 1958-63 [Be-Halomi]
Lies?, Ekked, 1966 [Sheker?]
Two Legends, Dvir, 1972 [Shtei Agadot]
Brave Danny and Other Poems, 1975 [Danny Gibor Ve-Shirim Aherim]
A Paper Bridge, 1978 [Gesher Shel Niyar]
Life and Words, Kiryat Sefer, 1978 [Hayim Ve-Milim]
A Paper Bridge (children), [Hebrew & Spanish], The Translator, 1977 [Gesger Shel Neyar]  

Books in Translation
Selected Poems
French: Jerusalem, Dept, de la Jeunesse du Keren Hayesod, 1946
Russian: Tel Aviv, Am Oved, 1966

A Paper Bridge
Spanish: Jerusalem, Miriam Yalan-Shteklis & Esther Solay-Levy, 1977

The Journey to the Maybe Island
Arabic: Jerusalem, Al-Sharq, 1972

Miriam Yalan-Shteklis

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

Congratulations to Barabara Harshav for the 2018 PEN Medal for Translation!
The prize is given to a translator whose career has demonstrated a commitment to excellence through the body of their work. Barbara Harshav has been translating works from French, German, Hebrew and Yiddish for over twenty years and has currently published over forty books of translation. Among the many Hebrew authors she has translated: Yoram Kaniuk, Agnon, Yehudit Hendel, Yehuda Amichai and many more.
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!
Congratulations to Ronit Matalon, the recipient of the 2017 Brenner prize for her book 'And the Bride Closed the Door". And, congratulations to Amir ziv, the recipent of the first ever Brenner prize for debut novels.
Ronit Matalon's book tells the story of Margie, a young bride, who shuts herself up in her mother's bedroom and declares that she won’t get married. Her family gathers at the locked door, not knowing what to do. Amir Ziv tells a story that begins as an apparently routine correspondence between a prying citizen, secretly in love with his neighbor, and a conscientious municipal clerk, and developes into an uncovering of a great underlying drama.
The fourth German-Hebrew/Hebrew-German translation workshop April 29 to May 5, 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: Sunday, April 29, 2018 until Saturday, May 5, 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".

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.
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.
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