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Agi Mishol

Agi Mishol was born in Transylvania (Romania) in 1946 to Holocaust-survivor parents, and came to Israel in 1951. She has an MA in Hebrew literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The caring mentor of young poets, Mishol is poet-in-residence at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and also teaches creative writing at Alma College. She has served as artistic director of the International Poets Festival in Jerusalem and has represented Israel at literary events in the U.S.A, Germany, Macedonia, Turkey, and Ireland, among others. She has also translated the work of many poets into Hebrew. In her free time, she grows peach and persimmon trees in the village where she lives. Mishol has published almost twenty books of poetry and is included in anthologies around the world. Among her literary awards: the Tel Aviv Foundation Award (1991), the Prime Minister's Prize (1995), the inaugural Yehuda Amichai Poetry Prize (2002), the Dolitzky Prize for Poetry (2007) and the Lerici Pea Prize (Italy, 2014). She received an Honorary Doctorate from Tel Aviv University in 2014 and from the Weizmann Institute of Science in 2016.

Books Published in Hebrew
Nanny and Both of Us, Ekked, 1972 [Nanny Ve-Shneinu]
A Cat's Scratch, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1978 [Srita Shel Chatul]
Gallop, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1980 [Gallop]
Plantation Notes, Keter, 1986 [Yoman Mata]
Fax Pigeon, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1991 [Yonat Faximilia]
The Interior Plain, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1995 [Ha-Shfela Ha-Pnimit]
See [ed. Nathan Zach], Helikon-Tag, 1997 [Hineh]
Look There, Helikon-Tag, 1999 [Re'eh Sham]
Dream Notebook, Even Hoshen, 2000 [Machberet Ha-Chalomot]
Wax Flower, Even Hoshen, 2002 [Nerot Netz He-Chalav]
Selected and New Poems, Bialik Institute/ Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2003 [Mivchar Ve-Chadashim]
Moment, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2005 [Moment]
Things Happen, Bialik Institute/ Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2007; 2017 [Korim Dvarim]
House Call, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2009 [Bikur Bayit]
Animal, Vegetable Mineral, Bialik Institute, 2011 [Chai Tzome'ach]
Working Order, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2012 [Sidur Avoda]
Awake, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2013 [Era]
Domestic Angel: Poems 2005-2015, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, Bialik Institute, 2015 [Mal'ach Ha-Cheder: Shirim 2005-2015]

Things Happen, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, Bialik Institute, 2017 [Korim Dvarim: Mivchar]

Books in Translation
The Swimmers
English: Dublin, Poetry Ireland, 1998 (Bilingual)

Look There (New & Selected Poems)
English: St. Paul, Graywolf Press, 2006

Selected Poems
French: Paris, Ed. Caracteres, 2008
Spanish: Buenos Aires, Leviatan, 2013

Italian: Florence, Giuntina, 2017

Between the Trees and the Non-Trees
English: Hong Kong, Chinese University Press, 2016

Less Like a Dove
English: Bristol, Shearsman Books, 2016


Agi Mishol

Books Published in Hebrew

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!