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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

"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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