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S. Yizhar
Tzalhavim continues the autobiographical tale begun in Mikdamot, bringing the protagonist to adolescence. The novel describes one afternoon spent by three teenage boys (one is the author, nicknamed "Creature") in a tangerine grove, in a pioneering agricultural settlement in the early 1930s. In the course of the hot, tranquil afternoon the boys talk about films, school, their ambitions and about being the children of pioneers. All the great Yizhar motifs are here: the dilemma between what one owes to oneself and what one owes the collective; the erotic connection to nature; the ambivalent relation between fathers and sons; the collective stream of consciousness.
Enraptured by nature and at one with it in a kind of mystical fusion of self and world, Yizhar grieves for the lost paradise where the early Zionist settlers experienced a primal link to the land. He also continues to settle accounts with Zionist ideology.

I love this book. It is warm and wise, it is painting and music. It is full of epiphanic moments when the world speaks without intermediary. One just does not see things like this any more... Every line here is erotic: the way the sky touches the earth, the sea, the sand, the light on the branches... It is all immersed in a flood of sensual ecstasy of sounds and colors, as if the act of writing sought to subdue every grain of sand in waterfalls of words.
Author Amos Oz

Yizhar Tzalhavim
Title Tzalhavim
Author’s Last Name Yizhar
Author's First Name S.
Genre novel
Publisher (Hebrew) Zmora-Bitan
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1993
No. Pages 167 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Tzalhavim
Representation Represented by ITHL


"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,
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