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Ami Gedalia

Ami Gedalia was born in Kiryat Ono, Israel, in 1952, and studied Jewish history at Haifa University. She is a trained librarian and works in a public library. She has published over 30 books for children and youth. Her book, The Last Witness, is taught in Israeli schools. Gedalia has been awarded the Ze'ev Prize twice (1990; 1995), the Hadassah Prize (2003), an IBBY Honor Citation (2006) and the Trudi Birger Award for Social Involvement (2007), the last two for her youth book, Friendship on the Net.
Ami Gedalia

Books Published in Hebrew

A Diary of My Youth (youth), Dvir, 1980 [Yoman Neurim]
Titi Seeks a Home (children), Dvir, 1982 [Titi Mechapeset Bayit]
Friends Across the Mountains (youth), Dvir, 1984 [Yedidim Meʹever La-Har]
Spearhead (youth), Carta, 1987 [Rosh Chetz]
The Last Witness (youth), Carta, 1989 [Ha-Ed Ha-Acharon]
A Crazy Journey in a Flying Balloon (youth), Keter, 1990 [Masa Metoraf Be-Chadur Poreʹach]
The Monster of Halutza Sands (youth), Carta, 1991 [Ha-Mifletzet Me-Cholot Halutza]
Itʹs Me, Dan (youth), Carta, 1992 [Ze Ani, Dan Mi-Neʹot-Yarak]
School Newspaper (youth), Carta, 1992 [Itonoʹar]
A Glimpse of a Dream (youth), Carta, 1993 [Lagaʹat Ba-Chalom]
The Last Witch (children), Carta, 1993 [Ha-Machshefa Ha-Acharona]
Youth in Hiding (youth), Carta, 1994 [Neurim Be-Mistor]
Friendship Over the Air (youth), Carta, 1994 [Yedidut Al Ha-Gal]
In the Village of the Trills (children), Danny Sfarim, 1994 [Bi-Chfar Ha-Trilim Asher Be-Emek Ha-Rakafot Ha-Kchulot]
Dan and Dad, a Family (youth), Carta, 1995 [Dan Ve-Aba, Mishpacha]
A Friend for Dan, a Friend for Dad (youth), Carta, 1995 [Chavera Le-Dan, Chavera Le-Aba]
No Such Animal (youth), Carta, 1995 [Ein Chaya Kazot!]
East and West (youth) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1995 [Masa Be-Ikvot Ha-Ahava]
Crazy Romance (youth) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1997 [Chizur Metoraf]
And the Band Plays On (youth), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1998 [Mangina She-Ein La Sof]
Out of the Books (children) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1998 [Yalda Shel Sfarim]
Itʹs My Right! (youth), Sifriat Poalim, 1999 [Zchuti!]
Alien in My Neighborhood (youth), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1999 [Chayzar Ba-Shchuna Sheli]
All Because of Father (youth),Sifriat Poalim, 2001 [Ha-Kol Biglal Aba]
You Have Pleased Me So (youth), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2003 [Naʹamt Li Meʹod]
Friendship on the Net (youth) , Sifriat Poalim, 2004 [Yedidut Aruga Ba-Reshet]
The Fire Brigade Princes (children), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2005 [Nesicha Mechaba Sreifot]
Uria Wages a War (youth), Keter, 2006 [Uriya Yotzet La-Milchama]
Anna’s Nightingale Song (youth) , Sifriat Poalim, 2007 [Shirat Ha-Zamir Shel Anna]
Uriaʹs Affections (youth), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2008 [Ha-Ahavot Shel Uriya]
Fatty Sweety (children), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2011 [Shemanmotek]
A Broken Wing (youth), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Sifriat Poalim, 2013 [Kanaf Shvura]
Liliumʹs Heart (youth), Kinneret, 2013 [Ha-Lev Shel Lilium]
The Mystery of the Stolen Bicycle (children), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2016 [Ta'alumat Ha-Ofanayim Ha-Gnuvim]
Mystery in the Playground (children), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2017 [Ta'aluma Be-Gan Ha-Sha'ashu'im]

Books in Translation

The Last Witness
Swedish: Stockholm, Hillel Forlaget, 1994

Congratulations to Barabara Harshav for the 2018 PEN Medal for Translation!
The prize is given to a translator whose career has demonstrated a commitment to excellence through the body of their work. Barbara Harshav has been translating works from French, German, Hebrew and Yiddish for over twenty years and has currently published over forty books of translation. Among the many Hebrew authors she has translated: Yoram Kaniuk, Agnon, Yehudit Hendel, Yehuda Amichai and many more.
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!
Congratulations to Ronit Matalon, the recipient of the 2017 Brenner prize for her book 'And the Bride Closed the Door". And, congratulations to Amir ziv, the recipent of the first ever Brenner prize for debut novels.
Ronit Matalon's book tells the story of Margie, a young bride, who shuts herself up in her mother's bedroom and declares that she won’t get married. Her family gathers at the locked door, not knowing what to do. Amir Ziv tells a story that begins as an apparently routine correspondence between a prying citizen, secretly in love with his neighbor, and a conscientious municipal clerk, and developes into an uncovering of a great underlying drama.
The fourth German-Hebrew/Hebrew-German translation workshop April 29 to May 5, 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: Sunday, April 29, 2018 until Saturday, May 5, 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".

Congratulations to Zeruya Shalev and Shifra Horn for receiving the 2017 Adei Wizo Prize.

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award! The books on the longlist are selected by 400 libraries worldwide. Titles are nominated on the basis of ‘high literary merit’ as determined by the nominating library.
Yitzchak Mayer's personal website goes live
English edition of Yitzchak Mayer's amazing "Silent Letter" is about to come out with Mosaic Press. Learn more about the author's incredible life story on his brand new website.
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