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The Last Watch

Shammai Golan
AGE: 14 up

Seven-year-old Haimek was living in Warsaw in 1939 when the Germans invaded Poland.
The story tells of Haimek’s family during the war. They manage to escape across the Russian border, but Haimek's father develops tuberculosis. Then they are sent to a work camp in Siberia. When the USSR joins the war, the camp's inmates are released and the family make their way to Uzbekistan.
In Uzbekistan, Haimek and his father seek a hospital to treat the tuberculosis. En route, Haimek wakes up and finds that his father has died. It is now up to him to tell his mother.
At the end of the war, Haimek finds himself in an orphanage. While many children are reunited with their families, Haimek begins his journey to pre-state Israel.
The power of the novel is rooted in the poignant portrait of the family - encouraging each other and carrying the joint burden.

GolanSh-The Last Watch
Title The Last Watch
Author’s Last Name Golan
Author's First Name Shammai
Genre novel; youth
Publisher (Hebrew) Massada
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1966
No. Pages 214 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Be-Ashmoret Acharona
Representation Represented by ITHL


Russian: Moscow/Tel-Aviv, Kniga, 2006
"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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