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Shammai Golan
AGE: 14 up

Set in the immediate aftermath of World War II, this novel explores the feelings of a group of Jewish teenagers on their way to Israel – both their grief and their reawakening to life.
Shatz, a middle-aged partisan, is to bring a group of young refugees to Israel. There is Minna, who evaded capture by living with a Polish farmer, and Yehuda, a camp survivor. Clara was sheltered by Catholic nuns, and joins Shatz though she is not even sure she is Jewish. Shatz leads the children to France to meet with Amnon, the kibbutznik who will teach them self-defence. Amnon is whole and healthy; the contrast between his and their shattered lives provokes great tension. Guilt is a refrain throughout the book: Amnon is overcome by a sense of having failed the Jews of Europe, and the children’s new sexual awareness makes them feel guilty about becoming adults. Shatz loves Clara, but she longs for Amnon. Minna is embittered at having been forced to share a bed with the Polish farmer.
The children's ambivalence is portrayed realistically,  and without sentimentality.

English translation available (for publishers only)

Title Guilty
Author’s Last Name Golan
Author's First Name Shammai
Language(s) Hebrew, German
Genre novel; youth
Publisher (Hebrew) Massada
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1969
No. Pages 197 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Ashamim
Representation Represented by ITHL


German: Frankfurt, Alibaba, 1997; pback: Munich, Omnibus, 1999
"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)
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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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