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Adula (Sabina Messeg)

Adula (Sabina Messeg) was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1942, and came to Israel with her family in 1948. She grew up in Jaffa, then studied Hebrew and English literature at Tel Aviv University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She now lives and works in a small village in the Galilee.

Messeg is an eco-poet, translator and critic. She has published books of poetry, books for children - as Adula - and translates English, Norwegian and French literature into Hebrew – Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Henrik Ibsen, Olav H. Hauge and Rolf Jacobsen, among others. 

Messeg has received the Newman Prize (1982), the Lamdan Prize (1983), the Lea Goldberg Prize twice (1992; 2016), the Zeev Prize (1994), the Hadassah Prize (2003) and the Prime minister's Prize (2015).

Adula (Sabina Messeg)

Books Published in Hebrew

Voices of Flight, Tcherikover, 1984 [Kolot Mashak]
Magdala, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1987 [Ha-Bayit Be-Migdal]
Moshav, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1991 [Moshav]
Days in a Monastery, Schocken, 1997 [Yemei Minzar]
This Sea of Galilee, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1998 [Ve-Ha-Yam Ha-Ze, Yam Kinneret]
Klil [with Aharon Messeg], Even Hoshen, 2003 [Klil]
Elite Monogamy, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2009 [Monogamya Ilit]
From the Outdoor, Directly: Selected Poems, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, Bialik Institute, 2014 [Yashar Min Ha-Shetach: Mivcher Shirim]
The Extraordinary Beauty of the Common: Nano Poems, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2017 [Al Ha-Yofi Ha-Bilti Matzuy Shel Ha-Matzuy: Nano Shirim]
CHILDREN (under the name: Adula)
Iʹm Not at Home, Massada, 1982 [Hayom Ani Eineni]
My Pencil Is a Boat, Massada, 1986 [Ha-Iparon Sheli Hu Oniya]
There Is Always a Child Looking Up, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1987 [Tamid Yesh Yeled She-Mabit Lema'la]
The Time Man, Massada, 1987 [Ish Ha-Zman: Shirei Chag Ve-Onot Li-Yeladim]
Who Loves Me?, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1990 [Mi Ohev Oti?]
A Poem for Every Holiday, Sifriat Maariv, 1990 [Yom Yom Shir, Yom Yom Chag]
A Cat in the Rain, Am Oved, 1992 [Chatul Ba-Geshem]
A House By the Fields, Sifriat Poalim, 1992 [Ha-Bayit Bi-Ktzeh Ha-Moshav]
Our Home, Am Oved, 1994 [Ha-Bayit Shelanu]
Snowy Hill, Blue Sea, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1994 [Niglosh Ba-Hermon, Nashut Ba-Kinneret]
Cat Poetry, Sifriat Poalim, 1997 [He-Chatul She-Ratziti Lichtov Alav Shir]
My Home, Yedioth Ahronoth, 1997 [Kan Ani Gar]
A Blue Flower on My Heart, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1998 [Perach Kachol Al Ha-Lev: Shirei Eretz-Israel Li-Yeladim]
Caressing Words, Kor'im, 2002 [Milim Melatfot: Mivchar Shirim]
Toys (children-picture bk) , Am Oved, 2005 [Tzaʹatzuim]
Uneasy Questions [with Amiram Raviv] (children), Ach, 2006 [Sheʹelot Lo Kalot]
Nature Girl (book & CD), NMC, 2011 [Yaldat Teva]
How Nice to Be Outside (children-picture bk), Sifriat Poalim, 2012 [Ma Naʹim Lihiyot Ba-Chutz]
I Live on a Globe (children-picture bk), Am Oved, 2016 [Lagur Al Kadur]

Books in Translation

Congratulations to Barabara Harshav for the 2018 PEN Medal for Translation!
The prize is given to a translator whose career has demonstrated a commitment to excellence through the body of their work. Barbara Harshav has been translating works from French, German, Hebrew and Yiddish for over twenty years and has currently published over forty books of translation. Among the many Hebrew authors she has translated: Yoram Kaniuk, Agnon, Yehudit Hendel, Yehuda Amichai and many more.
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!
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.
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,
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is one of the 100 notable books of 2017 of the "New York Times".

Congratulations to Zeruya Shalev and Shifra Horn for receiving the 2017 Adei Wizo Prize.

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award! The books on the longlist are selected by 400 libraries worldwide. Titles are nominated on the basis of ‘high literary merit’ as determined by the nominating library.
Yitzchak Mayer's personal website goes live
English edition of Yitzchak Mayer's amazing "Silent Letter" is about to come out with Mosaic Press. Learn more about the author's incredible life story on his brand new website.
MHL - New webzine starting soon!