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Tsruya Lahav

Tsruya Lahav was born at Kibbutz Ayelet Hashachar in 1951 and has been involved in various forms of creative art all her life: painting, violin-playing, singing, acting and writing. She has played classical music with the Israel Kibbutz Orchestra, performed with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band as well as with Israeli singer Shlomo Bar. She has also written songs for top Israeli vocalists, some of which have become classics. Lahav`s acting career includes performances in Israeli theaters and on TV, writing screenplays and translating for the theater. She now teaches creative writing in Jerusalem. Lahav has published a book for youth, a novel and a children`s book. Her first book, Andre`s Wooden Clogs, was awarded the Yad Vashem Prize and the Ministry of Culture Prize (2002). Her second book, The Swamp Queen Does the Tango, received the ACUM Prize (2004).

Tsruya Lahav

Books in Translation

Dutch: Amsterdam, Barbara van Waveren, 2005
Italian: San Dorligo della Valle, El, 2007
Chinese: Nanjing, Jiangsu Children's Pub., 2016
Our new Spring 2019 catalogue of new books is up.
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"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)".
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.
Call for applications English speakers: Stay culture in Paris (deadline: June 12th, 2018)
Details in the attached link
Congratulations to Sami Berdugo and Shoham Smith, recipients of the 2018 Bialik Prize, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in Israel!

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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