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Sarah Aharonson, Heroine

Devorah Omer

AGE: 12 up

"PLATINUM" BOOK 2016 - More than 40,000 copies sold in Israel
The Aharonson family lived in Zikhron Yaakov, a Jewish colony in Turkish Palestine. Aharon Aharonson, agronomist, travelled through the country and had ample opportunity to observe Turkish military movements. During World War I, Aharon understood that his information was important to the British army, and thus he formed the Nilli spy ring, five people including Aharon’s young sister Sarah. The group spied for the British voluntarily, believing that the Jewish community must help liberate the land from the Turks. They paid dearly for their deeds: two were hanged in Damascus. Aharon lived to see victory but was later killed in an aircrash. Avshalom Feinberg died in the Sinai desert, trying to contact the British. Sarah was captured by the Turks and killed herself when she could no longer stand the torture.

Sarah Aharonson, Heroine
Title Sarah Aharonson, Heroine
Author’s Last Name Omer
Author's First Name Devorah
Language(s) Hebrew
Genre youth
Publisher (Hebrew) Sreberk
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1967
Publisher 2 (Hebrew) Danny Sfarim
Year of Publication 2 (Hebrew) 2017
No. Pages 202 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Sarah Giborat Nili
Representation Represented by ITHL


"An original, extraordinary book" The Brenner prize committee
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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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