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Judith Katzir

Born in Haifa in 1963, Judith Katzir studied literature and cinema at Tel Aviv University. At present, she is an editor at Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah Publishing House and teaches creative writing. Katzir, a bestselling author in Israel, has published collections of stories and novellas, novels and children's books. In addition to literary prizes for individual stories, Katzir has received the Book Publishers Association's Gold and Platinum Book Prizes (1995; 1996; 1999; 2004), the Prime Minister's Prize twice (1996; 2007), the French WIZO Prize for Matisse Has the Sun in His Belly (2004) and the Culture Minister's Zionism Prize (2014). Her latest novel, Tzilla, was shortlisted for the Sapir Prize (2013).  

Katzir's work has been translated in 12 languages.


Judith Katzir

Books in Translation

Dutch: Amsterdam, Arena, 1991
English: New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992; New York/London, Toby Press, 2006; Las Vegas, AmazonCrossing, forthcoming
Italian: Milan, Mondadori, 1992
Spanish: Barcelona, Lumen, 1996; Fellin's Shoes (novella): Barcelona, Debolsillo, 2000 
Portuguese: Lisbon, Difel, 1998
German: Zurich, Ammann, 2000; pback: Munich: btb, 2002
Estonian (Fellini's Shoes; Schlafstunde): Tallinn, Loomingu Ramatukogu, 2009
Dutch: Amsterdam, Vassallucci, 1997
German: Zurich, Ammann, 1997; pback: Munich, btb, 1999
French: Paris, Joelle Losfeld, 2003
Polish: Cracow, Emg, 2007
Dutch: Amsterdam, Vassallucci, 2002
German: Munich, Bertelsmann, 2001; pback: 2003
Chinese: Hefei, Anhui Literature & Art Pubs., 2007
Russian: Moscow, Text, 2008
German: Munich, btb, 2006
French: Paris, Joelle Losfeld, 2008
Dutch: Amsterdam, Sirene, 2008; pback, Amsterdam, Rainbow, 2010
English: New York, Feminist Press, 2008
Italian: Rome, Atmosphere Libri, 2015

Serbian: Belgrade, Clio, 2016

Macedonian: Skkopje, Beta Press, forthcoming

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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
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Yitzchak Mayer's personal website goes live
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Gundar-Goshen's Op-Ed for Time
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