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Dror Burstein
Emil, the unwanted child of two young parents, becomes the wanted, loved child of Yoel and Leah, a childless couple. Yet as the years pass, it becomes clear that Emil does not resemble his parents. Is his name really the only thing he has left of the couple who bore him? Emil and his four parents walk through the same city, close but apart, searching for each other in the faces of passersby. Years later, Leah is killed in a terrible accident, leaving father and son alone, strangely detached. Yet when Yoel feels death approaching in old age, he becomes determined to save Emil - now aged 38 - from loneliness, and comes up with a mad idea that neither his son nor his birth parents agree to. His body resists, his mind staggers, but he advances determinedly towards the goal he has set for himself: to return Emil to his birth parents. Burstein`s language is rich, his descriptions minimalistic, and he often leaves the reader to decipher events - one moment in contemporary Tel Aviv, the next during Sadat`s visit to Israel. A stylistic feat by this gifted young author.

In my opinion, Kin is the book of the year.

One of the most beautiful books I have read in the past few years.

Burstein is one of the most interesting Israeli writers today.

Kin offers rare crystal-like beauty… Critics repeatedly describe it as beautiful, delicate and unique. It is all these and much more.
Makor Rishon

Title Kin
Author’s Last Name Burstein
Author's First Name Dror
Language(s) English, German, French, Italian, Turkish
Genre novel
Publisher (Hebrew) Keter
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 2009
No. Pages 189 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Karov
Representation Represented by ITHL


French: Arles, Actes Sud, 2010
Italian: Rome, Riuniti, 2012
English: Champaign, IL, USA, Dalkey Archive, 2012
German: Gottingen, Wallstein, 2013
Turkish: Istanbul, Dedalus, 2015
"An original, extraordinary book" The Brenner prize committee
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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)
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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,
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