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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)

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!