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Adam and Sophie

Yaniv Iczkovits
Adam and Sophie, this talented young writer`s new novel, is an astute critique of Israeli society. Starting with the First Lebanon War of 1982, it unfolds over a period of twenty years and explores the lives of people constantly unsettled by war, past and present.
Adam Boimel, a photojournalist in his 50s, is found shot and in a deep coma near a deserted storage house in Jaffa; beside him lies the body of his friend, Rabbi Zohar Malachi. The investigation takes us back to Auschwitz and to Lebanon-mainly Beirut-whose events continue to haunt the protagonists. It also unravels the plot from the perspective of various characters, whether dead-but still mentally active-or alive: Adam, in a deep coma; Sophie, his ex, his father-in-law Morris, a retired street-sweeper devastated by the death of his wife; his father Menachem, a Holocaust survivor who is losing his memory, and Rabbi Malachi, who, after his murder, becomes secular again and rants against the Almighty whom he calls Al.
All these characters present fragments of their fascina­ting, confused worlds, and even after the murder is solved, they leave many unanswered questions regarding their identity and the future of Israeli society.

We should keep an eye on Iczkovits. He is an amazing, promising talent... that will be talked about for a long time to come.
Author Dorit Rabinyan, Time Out

A major, dizzying novel animated by an inner flame.

From a dramatic point of view, the Lebanon War is the strongest experience in the novel and its exposure justifies the tension it imposes on the reader… Iczkovits’s talent is evident.
The literary expectations raised by Yaniv Iczkovits’ first novel have now been fulfilled in his second.
Yedioth Ahronoth 

Title Adam and Sophie
Author’s Last Name Iczkovits
Author's First Name Yaniv
Genre novel
Publisher (Hebrew) Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 2009
No. Pages 428 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Adam Ve-Sofi
Representation Represented by ITHL


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.
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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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