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Amos Kenan

Amos Kenan (1927-2009) was born in Tel Aviv. He was a member of the anti-British military underground movement but became known as a political dove soon after 1948. In the 1970s, Kenan co-founded the Israeli-Palestinian Council. A leading newspaper columnist, he wrote for the popular Yedioth Ahronoth and was also a painter, sculptor, playwright and novelist. Kenan was awarded the Brenner Prize in 1999.

Amos Kenan

Books Published in Hebrew

With Whips and Scorpions (satire), Tel Aviv, 1952 [Be-Shotim U-Be-Akravim]
At the Station (novella), Ladori, 1963 [Ba-Tahanah]
Book of Pleasures (non-fiction), Levin-Epstein, 1968; Zmora-Bitan, 2006 [Sefer Ha-Taʹanugot]
The Blue Door (novella), Schocken, 1972 [Ha-Delet Ha-Kehulah]
Shoah II (prose), A.L., 1975 [Shoah 2]
Under the Flowers (stories), Prosa, 1979 [Mitahat La-Prahim]
On Your Country, On Your Homeland (non-fiction), Edanim, 1981 [El Artzech, El Moladetech]
The Book of Satire, Keter, 1984 [Sefer Ha-Satirot]
The Road to Ein Harod (novel) , Am Oved, 1984, 2016 [Ha-Derech Le-Ein Harod]
Waheb in Suphah (novel), Keter, 1988 [Et Waheb Be-Sufah]
Tulips our Brothers (stories), Keter, 1989 [Tzivʹonim Ahinu]
Poems, Tag, 1995 [Shirim]
Block 23 (novellas) , Zmora-Bitan, 1996 [Block 23]
Rose of Jericho (essays), Zmora-Bitan, 1998 [Shoshanat Yericho]
End of Reptile Era (poetry), Zmora-Bitan, 1999 [Ketz Idan Ha-Zochalim]
The Escape to Prison (stories), Zmora-Bitan, 2003 [Ha-Bricha El Ha-Kele]
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PERFORMED PLAYS
The Lion [Paris, 1959]
The Balloon [Paris, 1959]
The Last Train [Hateiatron Hapatuach, 1969]
Maybe Itʹs An Earthquake [Tzavta, 1970]
Something Not Normal [Ohel, 1970]
Friends Talk About Jesus [Tzavta, 1972]
Still Believe in You [Cameri & Tzavta, 1974]

Books in Translation

French: Paris, Albin Michel, 1984
Arabic: Beirut, Al-Kalemah, 1987
English: London, Al Saqi, 1986; New York, Grove, 1988
German: Augsburg, Oelbaum, 1987
Spanish: Jerusalem, La Semana, 1987
Danish: Copenhagen, Tiden, 1990
Czech: Prague, Ivo Zelezny, 1993
Hungarian: Budapest, Babel, 1997

Holocaust II (early version of Block 23 [novella])
French: Paris, Flammarion, 1976

At the Station
French: Milan, G.Upiglio, 1964

Le Cheval Fini
French: Paris, Grasset, 1966

Odessa Mama (from: Tulips our Brothers )
French: Paris, RLD, 1994, 2001

Selected Poems & Stories
French: Turin, Fratelli Pozzo/Paris, G. le Prat, 1962; Grasset, 1966, Y.Riviere, 1974

NEWS
"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)".
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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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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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