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Michal Snunit

Michal Snunit was born at Kibbutz Ein Hahoresh, Israel. She studied theatre and literature at Tel Aviv University and has worked in agriculture, with kibbutz children and later as a journalist. From 1976 to 1980 she edited a weekly magazine. In addition to her collections of poetry, she has written books for young readers. Her book The Soul Bird is a national and international bestseller and was selected in 2006 as Book of the Year in Mexico by the President and the Ministry of Education. Snunit was awarded the Prime Minister's Prize (2005) and the Rena Lee Prize for Poetry (2014).

Books Published in Hebrew
Eyes in the Mirror, Machbarot Lesifrut, 1966 [Einayim Ba-Re'i]
Poems and Lovers, Sifriat Poalim, 1969 [Shirim Ve-Ohavim]
Lips to Make Honey, Sifriat Poalim, 1973 [Sfatayim La'asot Dvash]
Kibbutz Fantasy, Massada, 1980 [Fantazia Kibbutzit]
At the Body's Edge, Massada, 1984 [Bi-Ktzeh Ha-Guf]
Who's Afraid of Romantic Poems, Keter, 1988 [Mi Mefached Mi-Shirim Romantiyim] Touch, Keter/ Zipor, 1990 [Negi'ah] 
Comes and Goes, Zmora-Bitan, 1992 [Ba Ve-Holech]
Through Beauty, Through Pain, Yedioth Ahronoth, 1999 [Derech Ha-Yofi, Derech Ha-Ke'ev]
To Whisper Love, Bitan, 2003 [Lilchosh Ahava] 
Song of the Heart, Zmora-Bitan, 2007 [Shirat Ha-Lev]
My Beloved, Modan, 2009 [She Ahava Nafshi]
Speaking out of Love, Modan, 2013 [Ani Omeret Zot Me-Ahava]

Cradle of Milk and Honey, Modan, 2017 [Eres Chalav U-Dvash] 
CHILDREN (selected)
What Can I Do?, Massada, 1970 [Ma Yesh Li La'asot]
Poems for Whoever We Love, Sifriat Poalim, 1972 [Shirim Le-Mi She-Ohavim] 
The Soul Bird, Massada, 1985 [Tzipor Ha-Nefesh] 
Adam and the Flower, Keter, 1987 [Adam Ve-Ha-Perach]
Morning Star, Keter, 1987 [Ayelet Ha-Shachar] 
The Great Adventures of a Little Heart, Zmora-Bitan, 1988 [Derech Ha-Lev] 
Come Hug Me, Bitan/ Zipor, 1997 [Bo Chabek Oti] 
Hand in Hand With God (When a Wish Meets a Star) Zipor, 2000 [Yad Be-Yad Im Elohim] 
Kitty Goes to the City, Modan, 2006 [Shira Nosa'at Haira]
Jermiyaoo the Cat, Modan (children-picture bk), 2008 [Yirmiyau He-Chatul]
The Troublesome Turtle (children-picture bk), Modan, 2011 [Yechezkel Ha-Tzav]
Daniel and the Secrets of the Sea (children-picture bk), Modan, 2011 [Daniel Ve-Sodot Ha-Yam]
Gali and the Flying Monster (children-picture bk), Modan, 2013 [Gali Ve-Ha-Mifletzet Ha-Me'ofefet]
The Dreamweaver (children-picture bk), Modan, 2014 [Rokemet Ha-Chalomot]
Monsters Have Feelings Too (children-picture bk), Modan, 2016 [Gam Le-Miflatzot Yesh Regashot]

Books in Translation            
The Soul Bird  
Italian: Milan, Mursia, 1989 Milan, Rizzoli, 1998
Dutch: Haarlem, J.H. Gottmer, 1988
Estonian: Tallinn, Aviv, 1992
German: Hamburg, Carlsen, 1991 
Russian: Tel Aviv, Massada, 1991
Spanish: Mexico City, Fondo de Cultura Economica, 1993; Barcelona, Martinez Roca, 1998; RBA, 2003 
Slovak: Bratislava, National Museum of Slovakia, 1994
Swedish: Stockholm, Utbildningsradion, 1993
Finnish: Helsinki, Lasten Keskus. 1996  
Turkish: Istanbul, Mavibulut, 1997
Korean: Seoul, Bir, 1998 
Portuguese: Sao Paulo, Trianon, 1998; Lisbon, Vega, 2003
Arabic: Nazareth, Ministry of Education and Culture, 1994; Kafr Qara, Dar al-Huda, 2009
English: London, Robinson, 1998; New York, Hyperion, 1999; Constable & Robinson, 2004
Sorbian: Bautz (Germany), Ludowe Nakl Domowina, 2003
Danish: Copenhagen, Sesam, 2004
Slovenian: Ljubljana, Mladinska knjiga, 2006 
French: Paris, Seuil, 2008           

Come Hug Me
English: London, Constable & Robinson, 1999            
Spanish: Barcelona, RBA, 2001
Portuguese: Lisbon, Vega, 2002
Slovenian: Ljubljana, Mladinska knjiga, 2003
Turkish: Istanbul, Mavibulut, 2007

Arabic: Kafr Qara, Dar al-Huda, 2009

Hand in Hand with God
German: Hamburg, Carlsen, 2002

Michal Snunit

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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