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Shin Shalom

Shin Shalom (Shalom Joseph Shapira) (1904-1990), was born in Parczew, Poland, to a Hassidic family. He received a religious and secular education in his grandfather`s Hassidic "court," which moved to Vienna in the wake of World War I. There he began to write poetry, at first in German and then solely in Hebrew. In 1922 some 30 members of his family immigrated to Jerusalem, where Shalom attended a teachers seminary. In 1926 he joined those members of his family who founded Kfar Hassidim and worked there as a teacher. From 1930 to 1931 he taught and studied in Nuremberg. He dedicated himself entirely to writing and literature from 1939 until his death.
An author of both poetry and prose, Shalom received several literary awards and was president of the Hebrew Writers Association.

Books Published in Hebrew             
In the Heart of the World, Tarbut, 1927 [Be-Lev Ha-Olam]
Who?, Hashahar, 1930 [Mi?]
Sonnets, Davar, 1934 [Pele Gomea]
From Inside the Flame, Udim, 1936 [Mi-Toch Ha-Lehavah]
The Book of Poems and Sonnets, Davar, 1940 [Sefer Ha-Shirim Ve Ha-Sonetot]    
Onn the Wonder, Adi, 1940 [Onn Ben Pele]
Face to Face, Bialik Institute, 1941 [Panim El Panim]            
World in Flames, Udim, 1944 [Olam Be-Lehavot]
The Sabbath of the World, Yavneh, 1945 [Shabat Ha-Olam]
The Weeping Tree, Yavneh, 1946 [Ilan Bachut]
Poems, Yavneh, 1949 [Shirim]
We Were Like Dreamers, Yavneh, 1954 [Haynu Ke-Holmim]
Selected Poems, Dvir, 1956 [Mivhar Shirim]
Between Blue and White, Bialik Institute, 1958 [Beyn Tchelet Le Lavan]
Poems for the Independence of Israel, Yavneh, 1958 [Shirei Komemiyut Israel]
Shin Shalom`s Poetry, Yavneh, 1961 [Shirat Shin Shalom]
The Book of Roee`s Life, Megilot, 1963 [Sefer Hayei Roee]
Selected Poems, Yachdav, 1968 [Yalkut Shirim]
The Secret Light, Ekked, 1976 [Ha-Or He-Ganuz]
Poems After Midnight, Ekked, 1979 [Shirim Aharei Hatzot]
Non-Crystal, Am Oved, 1984 [Al-Gavish]
The Poems on the Sea, Ekked, 1987 [Ha-Shirim Shel Ha-Yam]
Book of Joy, Ekked, 1989 [Sefer Ha-Simhah]
Poems, Ekked, 1989 [Shirei Tanach]
The End of the Dove, Legacy Foundation Publication, 1994 [Aharit Ha-Yonah]             

The Second Hand (stories), Gazit, 1942 [Ha-Yad Ha-Shniah]
High Voltage (stories & play), R. Mass, 1956 [Be-Metah Gavoah]
The Candle Still Burns (novel), Yavneh, 1952 [Ha-Ner Lo Kavah]
Children, Today`s a Festival, Ever, 1944 [Hag Li Ha-Yom]
Highest Star, Yavneh, 1972 [Kochav Ha-Tkumah]
Writings, Yavneh, 1966-1974 [Ketavim]
The Collected Work of Shin Shalom (24 vols), Yavneh, 1979-1990

Performed Plays
Shots Over the Kibbutz (1940)            
The Land (1942)
Saul, King of Israel (1944)            
Dan the Watchman (1945)            
The World`s Sabbath and Joseph`s Cave (1987)            

Books in Translation
Selected Poems
Spanish: Buenos Aires, Editorial Israel, 1946            
German: Tel Aviv, Eked, 1986; 1989            
English: Tel Aviv, Eked, 1985; Haifa, Israel Maritime League, 1981
French: Haifa, Israel Maritime League, 1983            

Onn Ben Peleh            
English: Jerusalem, WZO, 1963; Haifa, Israel Maritime League, 1982
Songs and Ballads            
Yiddish: Tel Aviv, I.L. Peretz, 1964            

Storm Over Galilee            
Spanish: Buenos Aires, Editorial Israel, 1946            
English:Tel Aviv, Eked, 1984            
German: Heidelberg, Drei Brücken Verlag, 1954; Hanover, Schoenbach, 1990  

Shin Shalom

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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