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Edna Mazya

Edna Mazya was born in Tel Aviv in 1949. A playwright and author, she studied theater and philosophy, and received her MA from Tel Aviv University where she later taught dramatic writing. Several of Mazya's plays have been performed abroad. She has also published two successful novels and three children's books. Mazya was awarded the Margalit Prize twice, for her plays Family Story and The Rebels (1997; 1999). For The Rebels, she also received the Lea Goldberg Prize (1997) and was nominated Playwright of the Year (1998). A film based on a script of hers received the Israel Academy's Best TV Film Award for the year 2003.

Edna Mazya

Books Published in Hebrew

An X-Ray Burst (Love Burns) (novel) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1997 [Hitpartzut X]
The Unsatisfied (novel) , Keshet, 2005; Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2010 [Roman Mishpachti]
Again, Granny, Again! (children-picture bk) , Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2010; board bk: 2016 [Savta, Od Pa'am!]
An Adventure at the Theater (children-picture bk), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2012 [Harpatka Ba-Teiatron]
Day Boy, Night Boy (children-picture bk), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2014 [Yeled Yom Yeled Layla]
Thing to Do with Granny (children-picture bk), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2017 [Ma Osim Im Savta]
Games in the Backyard, Or-Am, 1993 [Mishakim Ba-Hatzer Ha-Ahorit]
Family Story, Or-Am, 1997 [Sipur Mishpahti]
The Rebels, Or-Am, 1999 [Ha-Mordim]
Herod, Or-Am, 2000 [Hordus]
Was It a Dream? Or-Am, 2008 [Haya O Lo Haya]
The Aristocrats, Or-Am, 2010 [Ha-Aristocratim]
Stempenyu [adaptation of Sholem Aleichemʹs novel], Or-Am, 2012 [Stempenyu]
Vienna by the Sea (Haifa Theatre, 1991)
Games in the Backyard (Haifa Theatre, 1993)
The Double [adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevskyʹs novella] (Haifa Theatre, 1994)
The Uncle from Capetown (Haifa Theatre, 1995)
Family Story (Cameri, 1996)
The Rebles (Cameri, 1998)
Herod (Cameri, 2000)
Bad Boys (Camery, 2002)
Was It a Dream (Camery, 2007)
The Aristocrats (Cameri, 2010)
Stempenyu [adaptation of Sholem Aleichemʹs novel] (Camery, 2012)
The New Criminals (Cameri, 2014)
The Back Room (Cameri & Beit Lessin, 2016)

Books in Translation

German: Cologne, Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2001; pback: 2003
Italian: Rome, edizioni e/o, 2001
English: Sydney, Picador /Pan Macmillan, 2005; New York, Europa, 2006
French: Paris, Liana Levi, 2008
German: Cologne, Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2008; forthcoming

Games in the Backyard (play) 
English: Haifa, Haifa Municipal Theater, 1993 
French: Brussels, Theatre de Poche, 1995

An Adventure at the Theater

Arabic: Bnei Brak, The Israel Center for Books and Libraries, 2013

"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!
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, and Gadi Goldberg,
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is one of the 100 notable books of 2017 of the "New York Times".

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