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Eyal Megged

Eyal Megged was born in New York in 1948, and grew up in Tel Aviv. He studied philosophy and art history at Tel Aviv University. A poet and novelist, Megged has served as editor of a weekly Voice of Israel radio program and has written regular columns for Israel`s leading newspapers on a wide range of subjects, including literature, culture and sports. At present he teaches creative writing. Megged has been awarded  the Yedioth Ahronoth Prize for his short story, "Cup Final", the Macmillan Prize (1993), the Prime Minister's Prize twice (1990; 2005), the Publishers Association's Gold Book Prize for five of his novels (1999; 2002; 2005; 2013) and the Publishers Association's Platinum Book Prize for Early Grace (2001).

Eyal Megged

Books Published in Hebrew

Eden Park, Ekked, 1972 [Park Eden]
Edge, Sifriat Poalim, 1975 [Katzeh]
End of Memory, Massada, 1976 [Sof Ha-Zikaron]
Yards, Dvir, 1979 [Chatzerot]
Three Years, Sifriat Poalim, 1983 [Shalosh Shanim]
Under the Blue Carpet, Kinneret, 1985 [Mi-Tachat La-Shatiach Ha-Kachol]
Estherʹs Storm, Zmora Bitan, 1986 [Se'arat Esther]
Back to Happiness, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1989 [Ba-Chazara La-Osher]
Crappagh, Zmora Bitan, 1990 [krapa]
Cup Final (stories), Kinneret, 1988 [Gmar Ha-Gavi'a]
The Kamikazeʹs Woman (novel), Zmora-Bitan, 1995 [Eshet Ha-Kamikaza]
Secrets of Mongolia (novel) , Zmora-Bitan, 1997; Yedioth Ahronoth, 2003 [Sodot Mongolia]
Early Grace (novel) , Yedioth Ahronoth, 1999 [Chesed Neurayich]
Everlasting Life (novel) , Yedioth Ahronoth, 2001 [Chayei Olam]
The Black Light (novel) , Yedioth Ahronoth, 2002 [Ha-Or Ha-Shachor]
Woman Country (novel) , Yedioth Ahronoth, 2006 [Eretz, Isha]
A Couple (novel) , Yedioth Ahronoth, 2008 [Zug]
How to Live (novel) , Yedioth Ahronoth, 2010 [Eich Lichyot]
The End of the Body (novel), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2012 [Sof Ha-Guf]
Oshralia (novel), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2016 [Oshralia]

Books in Translation

German: Berlin, Berlin Verlag, 2005; pback: Berlin, Berliner Taschenbuch, 2006
Spanish: Mexico City, Santillana, 2013

The End of the Body
German: Berlin, Berlin Verlag, 2015



German: Berlin, Berlin Verlag, 2018

"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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