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Yehoshua Kenaz

Yehoshua Kenaz, one of Israel's leading novelists, was born in Petah Tikva, Israel, in 1937. He studied philosophy and Romance languages at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and French literature at the Sorbonne. Kenaz has worked on the editorial staff of the daily Haaretz and is a translator of French classics into Hebrew.  All his books are outstanding bestsellers in Israel and several of his novels and stories have been adapted to films. In 2007, his novel Infiltration was nominated one of the ten most important books since the creation of the State of Israel. A film based on the book was released to critical acclaim at the Jerusalem Film Festival 2010. Kenaz has been awarded the Alterman Prize (1991), the Neuman Prize (1992), the Agnon Prize (1993), the ACUM Prize (1994) and the Bialik Prize (1997). In 2014 he received an Honorary Doctorate from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Yehoshua Kenaz

Books in Translation

English: New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987
German: Frankfurt, Suhrkamp, 1998
Chinese: Nanchang, Baihuazhou, 2000
Italian: Florence, Giuntina, 2005
French: Arles, Actes Sud, 2006
Arabic: Haifa, Kul-Shee, 2007
English: Vermont, Steerforth, 1995
French: Arles, Actes Sud, 1995
Italian: Venice, Marsilio, 1998; Florence, Giuntina, 2010
Estonian: Tallinn, Loomingu Raamatokogu, 2008
English: South Royalton, Steerforth, 2003
French: Paris, Stock, 2003; pback: Paris, Ed. 10/18, 2006
Italian: Florence, Giuntina, 2013
French: Paris, Gallimard, 1994
German: Frankfurt, Suhrkamp, 1994
Italian: Milan, Anabasi, 1994; Florence, Giuntina, 2006
English: Vermont, Steerforth, 1994
Chinese: Guangzhou, Flower City, 1998
Dutch: Amsterdam, Arena, 1999
Spanish: Buenos Aires, Leviatan, 2013
English: Vermont, Steerforth, 2001
Italian: Milan, Mondadori, 1999; Florence, Giuntina, 2010
German: Munich, Luchterhand, 2000; pback: Munich, btb, 2002
Dutch: Amsterdam, Arena, 2001
French: Paris, Stock, 2004
Malayalam: Kottayam, DC Books, 2007
Chinese: Shanghai, Shanghai Translation, 2011
German: Munich, Luchterhand, 2003
French: Arles, Actes Sud, 2003

They Burn Fuse Boxes (1 novella)
Italian: Rome, Nottetempo, 2007
Estonian: Tallinn, Loomingu Raamatukogu, 2007

Landscape with Three Trees (1 novella)
Italian: Rome, Nottetempo, 2009 
 
Musical Moment & Landscape with Three Trees (2 novellas)
Estonian: Tallinn, Loomingu Raamatukogu, 2008

French: Arles, Actes Sud, 2010
Italian: Florence, Giuntina, 2011
German: Munich, Luchterhand, 2011
Italian: Florence, Giuntina, 2017
NEWS
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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Congratulations to Ronit Matalon, the recipient of the 2017 Brenner prize for her book 'And the Bride Closed the Door". And, congratulations to Amir ziv, the recipent of the first ever Brenner prize for debut novels.
Ronit Matalon's book tells the story of Margie, a young bride, who shuts herself up in her mother's bedroom and declares that she won’t get married. Her family gathers at the locked door, not knowing what to do. Amir Ziv tells a story that begins as an apparently routine correspondence between a prying citizen, secretly in love with his neighbor, and a conscientious municipal clerk, and developes into an uncovering of a great underlying drama.
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The fourth German-Hebrew/Hebrew-German translation workshop April 29 to May 5, 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: Sunday, April 29, 2018 until Saturday, May 5, 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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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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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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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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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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