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Time Will Tell

Mira Magen
"In my new book, children who have done no wrong are born into a bitter fate."
Mira Magen`s new book converges towards a specific moment, late in the novel, when the heroine bursts out and confesses to committing a crime for which she is not really responsible. And although we anticipate this moment from the beginning, it is still painfully moving.
Anna, the unforgettable heroine of this novel, is a 12-year-old girl whose life has been a struggle ever since she was born: she suffers from mild cerebral palsy, which expresses itself in coordination problems and crooked legs that make her trip over herself when she walks. But she does not give up and fights to get the most out of life. With her inexhaustible wit at her side, she confronts the adults and demands her share in life.
Anna`s greatest dream had always been to ride a bicycle, but when she pinches a bicycle and takes her little brother Tom on it down to the sea, he falls, hits his head on the rocks and sinks into a coma. From that moment on, the narrative follows Anna, her guilt feelings and her family as they try to cope with their tragedy. Anna never tells anyone how Tom fell. But gradually and with the help of Adiso, her Ethiopian friend, she learns to live with what has happened and even to accept herself, her disabilities and her dreams.

Mira Magen's strength is the best sort of entertainment novel… But in its most brilliant passages, it exceeds simple entertainment. 
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Mira Magen is a master of the everyday. 
Neue Züricher Zeitung

One devours this brilliantly translated text, since everything in this beautiful novel is in the right place. 
Neues Deutschland

There is something of Fellini in this choral novel that allows itself to be daring with emotion [even] in a country where excess is the norm. 
Livres Hebdo

Magen Time Will Tell
Title Time Will Tell
Author’s Last Name Magen
Author's First Name Mira
Language(s) German, French, Italian
Genre novel
Publisher (Hebrew) Keter
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 2008
No. Pages 305 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Yamim Yagidu, Anna
Representation Represented by ITHL


German: Munich, dtv, 2010
French: Paris, Mercure de France, 2010
Italian: Rome, Atmosphere Libri, 2015
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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, and Gadi Goldberg,
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