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Savyon Liebrecht

Savyon Liebrecht was born in Munich, Germany, in 1948, to Holocaust survivor parents. She studied philosophy and literature at Tel Aviv University and started publishing in 1986. Liebrecht has published novels and several collections of novellas and short stories. She has also written a number of plays, all of which have been staged, and a number of TV scripts. Three of her works have been adapted for TV: Purple Lawns (1998), Diana's Child (2004) and The Banality of Love (2013), and two have been made into feature films: Valentina's Mother (2008), based on a novella, and Apples from the Desert (2014), based on a short story and a play. 
Liebrecht has received awards for two of her TV scripts, the Alterman Prize (1987), the Prime Minister's Prize twice (1991; 1999), the Amelia Rosselli Prize for Mail Order Women (Italy, 2002) and the Maior-Amalfi Award (Italy, 2005) as well as the WIZO Prize (France, 2009) for A Good Place for the Night. She was also awarded Playwright of the Year for her successful plays, It's All Greek to Me (2005) and Apples from the Desert (2006).
Savyon Liebrecht

Books Published in Hebrew

Selected Stories
FICTION
Apples from the Desert (stories) , Sifriat Poalim, 1986; Keter, 1992 [Tapuchim Min Ha-Midbar]
Horses on the Highway (stories) , Sifriat Poalim, 1988; Keter, 1992 [Susim Al Kvish Geha]
It’s All Greek to Me, He Said to Her (stories) , Keter, 1992 [Sinit Ani Medaberet Eleicha]
On Love Stories and Other Endings (stories) , Keter, 1995 [Tzarich Sof Le-Sipur Ahava]
A Man and a Woman and a Man (novel) , Keter, 1998 [Ish Ve-Isha Ve-Ish]
Mail-Order Women (novellas) , Keter, 2000 [Nashim Mi-Toch Katalog]
Suad (novella), Keter, 2000 [Suad: Perek Mi-Toch "Kanon Enoshi"]
A Good Place for the Night (stories) , Keter, 2002 [Makom Tov La-Layla]
The Women My Father Knew (novel) , Keter, 2005 [Ha-Nashim Shel Aba]
Pearls in Daylight (stories) , Keter, 2015 [Pninim Le-Or Ha-Yom]
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PLAYS
Sonia Mushkat (play), Or-Am, 2006 [Sonia Mushkat]
Appeles from the Desert (play), Or-Am, 2006 [Tapuchim Min Ha-Midbar]
The Banality of Love (play) , Or-Am, 2009 [Ha-Banaliyut shel Ha-Ahava]
Rochele Is Getting Married (play), Or-Am, 2010 [Rocheleh Mitchatenet]
I Am Speaking to You Chinese (play), Or-Am, 2012 [Sinit Ani Medaberet Eleicha]
Horses on the Highway (play), Or-Am, 2012 [Susim Al Kvish Geha]
A Special Case Named Freud and 3 more Plays (plays) , /manuscript/, forthcoming [Arba'a Machazot Al Freud]
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PERFORMED PLAYS
Sonia Mushkat (Habima, 1998)
Iʹm Speaking to You in Chinese [Itʹs All Greek to Me] (Beit Lessin, 2005)
Apples from the Desert (Beit Lessin, 2006)
The Banality of Love (Theater Bonn, 2007)
Rochele Is Getting Married (Beit Lessin, 2010)
Horses on Geha Freeway [Horses on the Highway] (Beit Lessin, 2012)
The Lady Visitor (Beit Lessin, 2016)

Books in Translation

Translations below also include stories from Horses on the Highway & It's All Greek to Me
German: Mannheim, Persona, 1992; 1995; pback: Frankfurt, Fischer, 1995
English: New York, Feminist Press, 1998; London, Loki, 1998
Chinese: Guangzhou, Flower City, 1994
Italian: Rome, edizioni e/o, 2001
Estonian: Tallinn, Loomingu Raamatukogu, 2001

Polish: Krakow, Austeria, forthcoming

Italian: Rome, edizioni e/o, 2000
German: Munich, dtv, 2000, 2002
English: New York, Persea, 2001
Italian: Rome, edizioni e/o, 2002
German: Munich, dtv, 2002
English: New York, Persea, 2005
German: Munich, dtv, 2005
Italian: Rome, edizioni e/o, 2005
French: Paris, Buchet-Chastel/Caracteres, 2008
Slovak: Bratislava, MilaniuM, 2010
Italian: Rome, edizioni e/o, 2008
German, Munich, dtv, 2008
English: New York, Persea, 2010
Italian: Rome, edizioni e/o, 2017
Italian: Rome, edizioni e/o, 2010
Spanish: Mexico, El Milagro, 2013

Five Plays
Polish: Warsaw, ADIT, 2012

Manuscripts available in English translation (for publishers only)
Selected stories
Selected plays
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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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
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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
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