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Michal Govrin

Michal Govrin was born in Tel Aviv in 1950. She studied literature and theater at Tel Aviv University and received her Ph.D from the University of Paris. Govrin writes poetry and fiction, and is also a theater director, specializing in Jewish theater and ritual. She teaches drama at the Jerusalem School for Visual Theater, is academic chair of the theater department at Emunah College, and frequently lectures abroad. Govrin has been awarded the Margalit Prize for Theater Direction (1977), the Tel Aviv Foundation Award (1984), the Kugel Prize (1998) for The Name, a nomination for the Koret Jewish Book Award (USA, 1999) the Prime Minister's Prize (1998) and the ACUM Prize for Snapshots (2003). She was also decorated as Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France, 2013).  

Michal Govrin

Books Published in Hebrew

That Very Hour (poetry), Sifriat Poalim, 1981 [Ota Shaʹa]
Hold on to the Sun (stories) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1984 [Leʹehoz Ba-Shemesh]
That Nightʹs Seder (poetry), Ha-Bamah, 1989 [Seder Ha-Laiya Ha-ze]
Wordʹs Bodies (poetry), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1990 [Gufey Milim]
The Name (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1995; 2013 [Ha-Shem]
The Making of the Sea, a Chronicle of Interpretation (poetry, fiction & art), Hareʹel, Artist Book, 1998; Carmel, 2000 [Maʹaseh Ha-Yam, Chronikat Perush]
Snapshots (novel), Am Oved, 2002 [Hevzekim]
We Were as Dreamers (autobiography), Carmel, 2005 [Hayinu Ke-Cholmin]
Body of Prayer [with Jacques Derrida and David Shapiro] (essay), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ The Mofet Institute, 2013 [Guf Tfila]
Love on the Shore (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2013 [Ahava Al Ha-Chof]

Books in Translation

English: New York, The Feminist Press, 2010 

The Name
English: New York, Riverhead Books, 1998; pback: 1999

Body of Prayer, with Jacques Derrida and David Shapiro (essay)
English: New York, The Cooper Union School of Architecture, 2001

English: New York, Riverhead Books, 2007
French: Paris, Sabine Wespieser, 2008 

Love on the Shore
French: Paris, Sabine Wespieser, 2013

"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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