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Jacob Steinberg

Jacob Steinberg (1887-1947), born in Belaya Tserkov, Ukraine, was a poet, short story writer and essayist. At age 14, Steinberg ran away to Odessa, which was then the center of Hebrew literature. His early writings suggest a youth of poverty, self-education and a revolt against tradition - the usual makings of an East European Hebrew writer before 1914. In 1903 he moved to Warsaw where he began to write Hebrew poems and contribute to Hebrew and Yiddish publications. He moved to Eretz Israel in 1914 and remained in Tel Aviv until his death, except for a brief period in Berlin between 1923 and 1925. From 1942 he edited Moznayim, the Hebrew Writers' Association monthly.            

Books Published in Hebrew            
Poems, Warsaw,1905 [Shirim]
Book of Satires (poetry), Warsaw-Sifrut, 1910 [Sefer Ha-Satirot]
The Scroll on Hunger, Warsaw, 1912 [Megilat Ha-Ra'av]            
Stories, Moriah, 1922 [Sipurim]            
Poems, Stybel, 1923 [Shirim]            
Collected Work, Va'ad Hayovel, 1937 [Kitvei Jacob Steinberg]
Images and Visions, Stybel, 1939 [Dmuyot Ve-Hezyonot]            
Last Poems, Hebrew Writers Association, 1948 [Shirim Aharonim]
Last Essays, Hebrew Writers Association, 1948 [Reshimot Aharonot]            
The Complete Work of Jacob Steinberg, Dvir, 1957 [Col Kitvei Jacob Steinberg]
Poems and Essays, Dvir, 1963 [Mivhar Lirika Ve-Reshimot]
Collected Stories, Yachdav, 1966 [Yalkut Ha-Sipurim]
Stories, Poems, Plays, Dvir, 1976 [Shirim, Sipurim Ve-Mahazot]
Portraits, Hebrew Writers Association, 1979 [Diyokanaot Ve-Arachim]
Stories, Dvir, 1980 [Sipurim]            
The Red Veil, Gvanim, 1997 [Ha-Tzeif Ha-Adom]

Books in Translation            
Selected Work            
Yiddish: Warsaw, Velt Bibliotek, 1910


Jacob Steinberg

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

"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)
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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