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Jacob Buchan
AGE: 12 up

Daniel, who has just had his bar mitzvah, is having a tough year and has to deal with several challenges and difficulties. He tries to join a popular group at school, struggles for social recognition against the most "in" boy in his class, and is in a car accident; his schoolmates take advantage of his talent for writing and demand that he write their papers for them. In addition, he is haunted by a secret concerning his father's absence. Then his mother suddenly decides to move the family to the USA.
However, Daniel does not accept the move without a fight - he is deeply in love with a girl in his class named Gabriela. An incurable romantic, he stows away on a ship traveling back to Israel and returns home a hero to be reunited with the girl he loves. And when he gets back, the secret that has bothered him for so long is finally resolved. Throughout this complex year, Daniel learns a lot about himself, about friendship, the power and deception of love, and the force of sexual attraction.

Buchan Gabriela
Title Gabriela
Author’s Last Name Buchan
Author's First Name Jacob
Genre youth
Publisher (Hebrew) Sifriat Poalim
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 2009
No. Pages 208 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Gavriela
Representation Represented by ITHL


"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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