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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

Our new Spring 2019 catalogue of new books is up.
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"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!
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