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With This Ring

Klil Zisapel
Reviewing her first book, critics compared Zisapel to the highly acclaimed Ya'akov Shabtai. This time the young, talented author has written an unusual love story that takes place in action-packed Tel Aviv. The love story that is weaved between two women is as gentle and sensitive as it is daring and revealing. Amit, the narrator, is a twenty-something Tel Aviv student majoring in biology. She is involved in a long-term, stable and somewhat conservative relationship with Yuval. The two have been together since they were in high school. Dannie - a young, beautiful, unconventional, sensual and wild young woman - unexpectedly enters her life. Dannie is the opposite of Amit. Amit's conventional existence revolves around her degree, her partner and their future children. Dannie lives life to the fullest. She loves to try everything and she turns reality into a dream. She loves to love and to be loved. She devours life. But she has a self-destructive streak as well. She uses cocaine and ecstasy, becomes depressed and flees her responsibilities. Amit and Dannie fall in love with each other, break off their previous relationships and move in together. "Am I a lesbian?" wonders Amit. "No. I'm not as lesbian, I'm simply in love with Dannie, not with women. Dannie just happens to be a woman." Through her love for Dannie, Amit experiences things she never had with Yuval. She's careful not to get carried away and she continues to study and to prepare for exams. However Dannie is not satisfied with things the way they are and she continues to respond to admirers and to seek new experiences. Amit is jealous. Dannie, after a failed suicide attempt, breaks up with Amit and leaves the apartment. Amit goes back to Yuval, and a few months later she learns that Dannie has died in India. Amit flies out to India to follow in her beloved's footsteps, where she ends up in the temple of the Dalai Lama. There she hears the story of an Israeli Buddhist nun who froze to death when seeking solitude atop a mountain peak.

A disturbingly beautiful, profoundly erotic novel written by a young Israeli woman author.
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What rustling eroticism…but also, what poetry. King Solomon’s Song of Songs must have inspired her...This novel is a declaration of love between women. Yet, it is much more than that: it is a declaration of love for life.
Lausitzer Rundschau

Klil Zisapel has created two fascinating, believable heroines.... An original, refreshing, and very Tel Avivian novel.
Yedioth Ahronoth

My Sister, My Bride
Title With This Ring
Author’s Last Name Zisapel
Author's First Name Klil
Language(s) German, Dutch, Chinese
Genre novel
Publisher (Hebrew) Keter
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 2000
No. Pages 247 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Betaba’at Zo
Representation Represented by ITHL


German: Berlin, Aufbau, 2001; pback: 2003
Dutch: Amsterdam, De Bezige Bij, 2002
Chinese: Hefei, Anhui Literature & Art Pubs, 2007
"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,
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