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Natan Yonatan

Natan Yonatan (1923-2004) was born in Kiev, Ukraine, grew up in Petah Tikva, and lived on Kibbutz Sarid from 1945 until 1991. From 1991 until his death, he resided in the suburbs of Tel Aviv. Yonatan began publishing in 1940. After completing his BA and MA in Hebrew and General Literature, he taught at high school and university levels, both in Israel and the US. He was for many years chief editor of the Sifriat Poalim Publishing House. He was also a member of the board of directors of the Israeli Broadcasting Authority and chairman as well as president of the Israeli Writers' Association. Yonatan was awarded many awards, including the Lamdan Prize (1959), the Ze'ev Prize (1971), the Prime Minister's Prize (1975), the ACUM Golden Feather Award (1983), the Fichman Prize (1983), the Brenner Prize (1984), the Alterman Prize (1987), the Wertheim Prize (1988), the Bialik Prize (1990), the Shin Shalom Prize (1995) and the ACUM Award for Lifetime Achievement (2003).

Books Published in Hebrew 
Paths of Dust, Sifriat Poalim, 1951 [Shvilei Afar] 
To the Grey Meadows, Sifriat Poalim, 1954; extended ed. 2010 [El Ha-Nirim Ha-Aforim]
What We Loved, Sifriat Poalim, 1957 [Asher Ahavnu]
Paths of Dust; What We Loved, Sifriat Poalim, 1960 [Shvilei Afat; Asher Ahavnu]
Songs Along the Shore, Sifriat Poalim, 1962 [Shirim Le-Orech Ha-Chof]
Songs of Soil and Wind, 1965 [Shirei Afar Va-Ruach]
Poems at Evening Tide, Sifriat Poalim, 1970 [Shirim Ba-Arov Ha-Yam]
Poems, Sifriat Poalim, 1974 [Shirim]
Poems This Far, Sifriat Poalim, 1979 [Shirim Ad Kan]
Salt and Light [bilingual: Hebrew & Russian], Sifriat Poalim, The Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature, 1980 [Melach Ve-Or: Mivchar Shirim Ivrit-Rusit]
Selected Poems, Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Sifriat Poalim, 1981 [Mivchar Shirim 1940-1980]
Shores: Songs and Melodies, Sifriat Poalim/ Keter, 1983 [Chofim: Shirim U-Manginoteihem]
Other Poems, Sifriat Poalim, 1984 [Shirim Acherim]
Poems on the Mountain Range, Zmora-Bitan, 1988 [Shirim Al Kav Ha-Reches]
Poems with Love (Selection), Sifriat Poalim, 1990 [Shirim Be-Ahava: Mivchar]
Poems on Earth and Water: Selection 1941-1991, Sifriat Poalim, 1993 [Shirim Al Adama U-Mayim: Mivchar Me-Ha-Shanim 1941-1991]
Veiled Face Is the Time, Sifriat Poalim, 1995 [Reul Panim Ha-Zman]
Poetry's Grace, Sifriat Poalim, 1996 [Chesed Ha-Shirim: Mivchar Shirim Al Ha-Shira]
Poems (Selection), Sifriat Poalim, 1997 [Leket, Shichecha U-Fe'a: Mivchar Shirim]
Poems on "Sefer Hayashar": Poems Written by Inspiration of the Bible and the Agadah, Or-Am, 1998 [ Shirim Al Sefer Ha-Yashar: Shirim Be-Hashra'at Ha-Mikra Ve-Ha-Agada]
Poems Cloaked in Evening, Yedioth Ahronoth, 2004 [Shirim Bi-Chsut Ha-Erev: Mivchar Mi-Kol Shirav]
Forsaken Poems, Yedioth Ahronoth, 2007 [Shirim She-Nish'aru]

Until the End of Indian Summer (travel), Sifriat Poalim, 1968; Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1986 [Ad Sof Ha-Kayitz Ha-Indiani: Reshamim Amerikaiyim]
With Strength and Humility (biography), Bialik Institute, 2001 [Be-Oz U-Ve-Anava: Akiva Lewinsky: Korotav, Haguto U-ma'asav] 

Between Spring and Cloud (youth), 1959 [Bein Aviv Le-Anan: Livnei Ha-Neurim]
Lilach From the 'Ilanot' Group (children), Sifriat Poalim, 1963 [Lilach Mi-Kvutzat Ilanot]
More Stories Between Spring and Cloud (youth), Sifriat Poalim, 1971; rev. ed. 1975 [Od Sipurim Bein Aviv Le-Anan]

Books in Translation
Stones in the Darkness
English: Tel Aviv, Sifriat Poalim, 1975

Salt and Light
Russian: Tel Aviv, Sifriat Poalim, 1980

Selected Poems
Bulgarian: Sofia, Moni Papo, 1994
Yiddish: Tel Aviv, I.L. Peretz Ferlag, 1994
English (Within the Song to Live): New York/Jerusalem, Gefen, 2005
Spanish: Madrid, Visor Libros, 2008

Nathan Yonathan

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

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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