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Yitzhak Gormezano Goren

Yitzhak Gormezano Goren was born in Alexandria, Egypt, in 1941 and immigrated to Israel as a child. He is a playwright and novelist. Goren studied English and French literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University, and received a MFA in theater direction in the United States. In 1982, he co-founded the Bimat Kedem Theater, which promotes original Israeli productions with an emphasis on non-European Jewish culture. In 1998, the company established the Bimat Kedem Publishing House. Gormezano Goren has worked as a broadcast editor and is active in the Israeli theater and film world. He has been awarded the National Council for Culture and the Arts Prize for his play, The Gospel According to Midorus (1966), the Ramat Gan Prize for his novel, An Alexandrian Summer (1979), the Govinska-Baratz Prize for his play, A Simple Tale, based on Agnon's novel (1979), the Prime Minister's Prize (2001) and the Arik Einstein Prize (2015).

Yitzhak Gormezano-Goren

Books Published in Hebrew

The Gospel According to Midorus [with Haim Tchelet] (play), The National Council for Culture and the Arts, 1969 [Ha-Bsora Al-Pi Midorus]
Alexandrian Summer (novel) , Am Oved, 1978, 2016 [Kayitz Alexandroni]
My Heart is in the East (youth), Massada, 1985 [Libi Ba-Mizrach: Agadat Chayav Shel Rabi Yehuda Halevi]
Western Sun (youth), Massada, 1985 [Shemesh Mi-Ma'arav: Agadat Chayav Shel Rabi Chayim Ben Atar]
Blanche (novel) , Am Oved, 1986 [Blansh]
Moses, Maurice and Mussa (youth), Bimat Kedem, 1986 [Moshe-Maurice-U-Musa: O Pesach Alexandroni]
A Shelter in Bavli (novel), Bimat Kedem, 1998 [Miklat Be-Bavli]
The Path to the Stadium (novel), Bimat Kedem, 2003 [Ba-Derech La-Itztadyon: Roman Al Alber Gormezano Ve-Al Bno]
ElHakham (biographical novel), Bimat Kedem, 2008 [ElHacham Mi-Bagdad: Agadat Chayav Shel Rabi Yosef Chayim Mi-Bagdad]
The Holy Lie (biographical novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 2010 [Ha-Sheker Ha-Kadosh: Dona Gracia Be-Lisbo'a Portugal]
The Queen of Finance (biographical novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 2013 [Malkat Ha-Finansim: Dona Gracia Be-Anversa, Hi Antwerpen Flanderya]
Venician Fever : Dona Gracia Mendes in Venice (biographical novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 2015 [ Kadachat Venetzianit: Dona Gracia Be-Venetzia Be-Italya]

Books in Translation

English: New York, New Vessel Press, 2015
"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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