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Amnon Shamosh

Amnon Shamosh was born in Aleppo, Syria, in 1929, and came to pre-state Israel as a child. He fought in the 1948 War of Independence in the elite Palmach unit and later became one of the founding members of Kibbutz Ma`ayan Baruch, where he lives today. A graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Hebrew and English literature, Shamosh has taught at a regional high school and served as its principal. He has also been UNESCO`s special envoy to French-speaking countries in Africa.
Shamosh began his literary career at age 40, and writes poetry and prose for both children and adults. His novel, Michel Ezra Safra and Sons, has been adapted for TV. Shamosh has received several literary prizes, including the Agnon Prize (1979), the Shalom Aleichem Award (1986), the ACUM Prize (1998) the President's Prize (2001) and the Arik Einstein Prize (2014).

Books Published in Hebrew
Icebergs and Bells (children), Massada, 1966 [Karhonim Ou-Pa`amonim]
Yumia (youth), Achiasaf, 1969 [Yumia]
The Way of a Ship in the Midst of the Sea (novella), Srebrek, 1972 [Derech Oniyah Be-Lev Yam]
My Sister the Bride (stories), Massada, 1974 [Ahoti Kalah]
Michel Ezra Safra and Sons (novel), Massada, 1978 [Michel Ezra Safra U-Banav]
Calamus and Cinnamon (stories), Massada, 1979 [Kane Ve-Kinamon]
A Kibbutz is a Kibbutz is a Kibbutz (stories, play, and sketches), Massada, 1980 [Kibbutz Hu Kibbutz Hu Kibbutz]
Spanish Diwan (poetry), Massada, 1981 [Diwan Sfaradi]
With Me from Lebanon (stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1981 [Iti Mi-Levanon]
A Fountain Sealed (stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1984 [Ma`ayan Hatum]
Upon a Harp With a Solemn Sound (poetry), Sifriat Poalim, 1984 [Alei Higaion Ve-Kinor]
Haketer, the Story of Aleppo Codex (non-fiction), Ben Zvi Institute, 1987 [Haketer, Sipuro Shel Keter Aram-Tzoba]
From the Source (essays), Carta, 1988 [Min Ha-Ma`ayan]
The Cedars of Lebanon (novel), Massada, 1990 [Arazim]
Marrano Mountain (stories), Massada, 1991 [Har Ha-Anusim]
Autumn Stories, Fall Colors (stories), Modan, 1995 [Sipurei stav, Tsivei Shalehet]
On the Silk Road (novel), Aviv, 2000 [Derech Eretz Ha-Meshi]
Collected Works (stories, 2 vols), Aviv, 2000
Collected Works (novels, 2 vols), Aviv, 2001
Collected Works (poetry), Aviv, 2005
Liri's Chronicles: Stories from the Third Half, Massada, 2015 [Pirkei Liri: Sipurei Ha-Machatzit Ha-Shlishit]
Good Morning Alz Heimer (non fiction), Massada, 2015 [Boker Tov Altz Haymer]  

Books in Translation
My Sister the Bride
Spanish: Tel Aviv, Massada, 1977
English: Tel Aviv, Massada, 1979

Michel Ezra Safra and Sons
Spanish: Jerusalem, Semana, 1984
French: Paris, Joseph Clims, 1986
Arabic: Shefaram, Shefar`am, Dar Al-Mashreq, 1986

Marrano Mountain
English: Tel Aviv, Massada, 1992
Arabic: Shefar`am, Shefar`am, Dar Al-Mashreq, 1992

Selected Stories
Arabic: Shefar`am, Dar Al-Mashreq, 1999


Amnon Shamosh

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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