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Yehudit Kafri

Yehudit Kafri was born in 1936 at Kibbutz Ein Hahoresh which her parents helped found, and has been a member of both Kibbutz Sasa in Galilee, and Kibbutz Shoval in the Negev. She studied at universities in Israel and the U.S. A poet and fiction writer, Kafri worked for many years as an editor and translator at Sifriat Poalim Publishing House, and now writes literary reviews for Iton 77. Kafri has received a number of literary awards, among which the Tel Aviv Foundation Award (1973), the Prime Minister`s Prize (1987), the Rachel Prize (1993), the ACUM Prize (2003) and the President`s Prize (2005).

Yehudit Kafri

Books Published in Hebrew

POETRY
Time Will Have Mercy, Makhbarot Lesifrut, 1962 [Ha-Zeman Yirahem]
The Spur of This Moment, Sifriat Poalim, 1966 [Heref Ha-Rega Ha-Ze]
From Here and From Another Country, Sifriat Poalim, 1970 [Mi-Kan U-Mi-Eretz Aheret]
Small Variations, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1975 [Variatziot Ketanot]
Woman with Parasol, Ekked, 1977 [Isha Ahat Im Shimshiah]
Koranit, Sifriat Poalim, 1982 [Koranit]
Awn of Summer, Sifriat Poalim, 1988 [Mal`an Shel Kayitz]
Man Woman Bird, Iaron Golan, 1993 [Ish Ishah Tzipor]
Zosha, Sifrei Iton 77, 2006 [Zosha]
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PROSE
It Was During Vacation (children), Sifriat Poalim, 1964 [Ze Haya Ba-Hofesh]
Mula Agin (biography), Kibbutz Shoval, 1969 [Mola Agin]
Our Champion Tom (children), Sifriat Poalim, 1982, 1987 [Ha-Aluf Shelanu Tom]
All Summer We Walked Barefoot (memoir), Shdemot-Tag, 1996 [Kol Ha- Kayitz Halachnu Yehefim]
To Love a Blue Whale (non-fiction), Sifriat Poalim, 1982; 1996 [Le`ehov Leviatan Kahol]
Zosha: From the Jezreel Valley to the Red Orchestra (biographical novel), Keter, 2003 [Zosha: Me-Emek Izrael La-"Tizmoret Ha-Aduma"]

Books in Translation

Zosha: From the Jezreel Valley to the Red Orchestra

English: Toruń (Poland): Adam Marszałek, 2009; CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014
Polish: Warsaw, 
Jewish Historical Institute, 2013

NEWS

Professional program of literary translation 2018 September 3rd - November 11th - CITL of Arles (France) November 22 - 27 - Tel Aviv (Israel) Deadline for filing applications with the CITL: Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Details in the link below
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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!

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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!
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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, birkenhauer@013.net and Gadi Goldberg, gadi.goldberg@gmail.com
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Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is one of the 100 notable books of 2017 of the "New York Times".

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