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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
Congratulations to Zeruya Shalev and Shifra Horn for receiving the 2017 Adei Wizo Prize.

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Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award! The books on the longlist are selected by 400 libraries worldwide. Titles are nominated on the basis of ‘high literary merit’ as determined by the nominating library.
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The second edition of the Letters of Israel festival will take place in Paris from September 8 to 18, 2017
After the success of its first edition, the Lettres d'Israël festival is gaining momentum, with an enriched program: meetings, conversations, readings , Theater, major authors and discoveries. Zeruya Shalev, Orly Castel-bloom, Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, Iris Argaman, and many more will participate. Click here for the full program:
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Call for application: Artists in Residence Programme in Austria. Please note the deadline: September 18th, 2017.
In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery makes available 50 residencies to visual artists / art photographers / composers / video and media artists / writers / literary translators and arts and cultural educators in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2018. For more details:
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Yizhak Mayer: "Meet the Author" Event
Ambassador Yizhak Mayer, author of the moving book “Silent Letter” will hold a “meet the author” event in Netanya. For further info about the event: http://www.netanyaaaci.org.il/WebPages/BoxOfficePages/lectures2.htm And for more details about the title click here: http://www.ithl.org.il/page_15644
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ITHL director on Grossman's win
"Grossman winning is not only his own achievement, but the achievement of the Hebrew literature as a whole", - Nilli Cohen on the first Hebrew author to receive Man Booker International Prize. Click here for the full article in Hebrew.
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Chana Bloch dies at 77
Chana Bloch, a revered poet and translator from Hebrew and Yiddish, has sadly passed away earlier this month. Among her many remarkable achievements is the wonderful translation of a collection of poems by Dahlia Ravikovitch​ (W. W. Norton & Company). Chana will be greatly missed.
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Yitzchak Mayer's personal website goes live
English edition of Yitzchak Mayer's amazing "Silent Letter" is about to come out with Mosaic Press. Learn more about the author's incredible life story on his brand new website.
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Dayan on feminism and writing
Following the release of "Transitions" in English, Yael Dayan talks to Lilith Magazine about her past aspirations and present pursuits. Click here to read the full interview.
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Gundar-Goshen's Op-Ed for Time
To mark the US publication of "Waking Lions" Ayelet Gundar-Goshen talks about the refugee crisis, internal walls and people behind them in the op-ed for Time. Click here to read the article.
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