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Shlomo Nitzan

Shlomo Nitzan (1921-2006) was born in Liepaja, Latvia, and came to pre-state Israel in 1935. As a young man, he worked as a carpenter, waiter and gardener. He began publishing stories in the 1940s. During Israel`s 1948 War of Independence, he served as a military correspondent and edited a series of pocket books for soldiers. Later, he became well-known as an editor, short-story writer and novelist for both children and adults. Nitzan received several awards, including the Brenner Prize.

Shlomo Nitzan

Books Published in Hebrew

Holidays in the Sand (stories), Sifriat Poalim, 1949 [Hagim Ba-Holot]
Between Him and Them (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1953 [Beino Le-Beinam]
Togetherness (trilogy), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1956; Bialik Institute, 1990 [Tzvat Be-Tzvat]
Not Even a Tent Peg (novel), Sifriat Poalim, 1960 [Yated La-Ohel]
In Brackets (stories), Machbarot Lesifrut, 1964 [Be-Sograyim]
From Street to Street (stories), Aleph, 1968 [Mi-Rehov El Rehov]
A Stolen Hour (novel), Sifriat Poalim, 1972; Zmora Bitan, 2003 [Shaʹah Gnuvah]
Tofkosch (novel), Massada, 1976
The Private Empire of Zmiri Picasso (novel) , Sifriat Poalim, 1982 [Ha-Imperia Ha-Pratit Shel Zmiri Picasso]
Land at Sea (stories), Tarmil, 1984 [Adamah Ba-Yam]
A Reasonable Doubt (novel), Maariv, 1985 [Tzel Shel Safek]
Togetherness (trilogy), Bialik Institute, 1990
To Be a Witness (novel), Carmel, 1993 [Lihiyot Ed]
Romance in Winter (stories), Sifriat Poalim, 1995 [Romansa Ba-Horef]
Pendent Pen (non-fiction), Tag, 1997 [Be-Terem Et]
From the Third Drawer, Carmel, 1999 [Me-Ha-Megera Ha-Shlishit]
Stocktaking (novel), Bitan, 2000 [Sfirat Mlai]
Flirt with Death (novella), Bitan, 2003 [Flirt Im Ha-Mavet]
I Have Grown to Be Before You (poetry), Carmel, 2009 [Tzamahti Lihyot Lefanecha]
The Yarkon River Stories, Sifriat Poalim, 1955 [Ha-Medurah Al Sefat Ha-Yarkon]
The Little Hero, M. Newman, 1959 [Ha-Gibor Ha-Katan]
The Shack on Poplar Street, M. Newman, 1960; Zmora Bitan, 2000 [Ha-Tzrif Be-Rehov Ha-Tzaftzefah]
A Sailorʹs Story, S. Simson, 1962 [Sipuro Shel Sapan]
The Bold Parrot (children), Dani Sfarim, 2015 [Ha-Tuki Ha-Noaz]

Books in Translation

Partial English translations available for A Stolen Hour and The Private Empire of Zmiri Picasso (for publishers only)

"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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