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Galila Ron-Feder-Amit

Galila Ron-Feder-Amit was born in Haifa in 1949. She has a degree in biblical studies and Hebrew literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. For seven years she was foster-mother to 10 children from broken homes, and she recorded her experiences in a fictional series that was broadcast on radio and adapted for the stage and TV. The film, To Myself, won First Prize at the Frankfurt Children's Film Festival. In 1972, she founded a children's nature magazine. She has also been the editor of a science magazine for young readers and editor of a children's magazine. Ron-Feder-Amit has published six novels for adults and about 400 books for children and youth, many of which have been broadcast, filmed and serialized in children's and teen magazines. She received the Publishers Association's Gold and Platinum Prizes (2006; 2008; 2011), the World Zionist Organization Award for Lifetime Achievement and Social Involvement (2008) and the Devorah Omer Prize (2015).

Galila Ron-Feder-Amit

Books Published in Hebrew

There is Another Woman (novel), Modan, 1994 [Yesh Isha Acheret]
Fake (novel), Modan, 1995 [Ziyafnu Kol Kach]
Marriage Out of Step (novel), Modan, 1996 [Nisu'im Chorgim]
Free to Fly (novel), Modan, 1997 [Meshuchreret La'uf]
Murder in the Upper Ranks of the Police (suspense) , Yedioth Ahronoth, 1999 [Retsah Be-Tsameret Ha-Mishtara]
Backpackerʹs Mother (novel), Modan, 2002 [Ima Shel Tarmila'i]
Searching (novel), Modan, 2006 [Chipusim]
A.D. Gordon: A Life Narrative (biography), Modan, 2017 [Ha-Oreg]
Unknown Children [series: 10 books] (youth), Milo, 1972-1977; Modan, 2014-2015 [Yeladim Almonim]
To Myself (youth) , Milo, 1976 [El Atzmi]
Zion Cohen Series; Nir Sharoni Series; Batya Series [32 books] (youth) , Milo, 1976-1986; Dagan, 1988; Adam, 1989-1997; Modan, 1988-1989; 2000-2004 [Sipuro Shel Zion Cohen; Yomano Shel Nir Sharoni; Sipura Shel Batia]
Street Gang (youth) , Milo, 1979 [Chavurat Rechov]
Yotam - Private Detective (children), Keter, 1979; 2013 [Yotam - Balash Prati]
Redhead [series: 64 books] (children), Elisar, 1980-1984; Adam, 1985-1997; Modan, 1998-2015 [Jinji]
Kasah [series: 26 books] (children), Adam, 1982-1997; Modan, 2000 [Kasah] see: The Geographical Group series, below
Yotam - The Investigator (youth), Keter, 1984; 2014 [Yotam - Balash Choker]
Hidden Love (youth), Milo, 1985 [Ahava Ba-Machteret]
Saul (youth) , Keter, 1986 [Shaul]
Nadia (youth) , Milo, 1986 [Nadia]
Yotam - Detective in Demand (children), Keter, 1987; 2015 [Yotam - Balash Mevukash]
Letters to a Special Child (youth) , Dagan, 1988 [Michtavim Le-Yeled Aher]
Signal to Embark - Vanya Hadariʹs Diary (youth) , Adam, 1989 [Ha-Shomeret Henifa Smartut Ivri]
Tuli the Prankster [series: 29 books] (children), Adam, 1990-1997; Modan, 1998-2012 [Tuli Taʹaluli]
Stoned - A Story of Addiction (youth) , Adam, 1991 [Mastul]
Where Are the Turtles Now? (youth), Adam, 1993 [Leʹan Neʹelmu Tzavei Ha-Nachal?]
Secret Love (youth), Milo, 1994 [Ahava Chasha'it]
Living on the Edge (youth) , Adam, 1994 [Yaldei Kav Ha-Tefer]
To Down Tequila (youth), Adam, 1994 [Makpitzim Tequila]
Not With a Belt, Please (youth) , Adam, 1995 [Rak Lo Ba-Chagora]
Suddenly in the Middle of Adolescence (youth), Adam, 1997 [Pit'om Be-Emtza Gil Ha-Hitbagrut]
The Time Tunnel [series: 71 books] (children), 1997-2017 [Minheret Ha-Zman]
Love at First Sight (youth) , Modan, 1998 [Ahavah Be-Mabat Rishon]
One and a Half Family [series: 5 books] (youth), Modan, 1998-2001 [Mishpacha Va-Chetzi]
Change (youth), Modan, 2000 [Lehishtanot]
Itʹs Hard for Me to Learn (youth), Modan, 2001 [Kashe Li Lilmod]
The Journey Back There (youth) , Modan, 2003 [Ha-Masa Le-Sham]
Scientific Adventures [series: 32 books] (children), Modan, 2005-2017 [Sayeret Ha-Mada]
To Grow Up [series: 20 books] (youth), Modan, 2005-2016 [Le-Hitbager]
The Geographical Group [series: 30 books] (children), Modan, 2007-2014 [Chavurat Yedi'at Haʹaretz] see: The Kasah series, above
International Mission [series: 25 books] (children), Modan, 2007-2017 [Mesima Olamit]
Hadar: The Story of Menachem Begin (youth), Modan, 2010 [ Be-Oz U-Ve-Hadar: Sipuro Shel Menachem Begin]
The Transparents [series: 6 books] (youth), Modan, 2012-2017 [Ha-Shkufim]
They Say There Is Love (youth), Modan, 2012 [Omrim Ahava Yesh: Sipuro Shel Hayim Nahman Bialik]
Or and Mor Go to School (children-picture bk), Modan, 2013 [Or U-Mor Olim Le-Chita Alef]
Our Holidays: Hanukkah, Tu Bishvat, Purim (children-picture bk), Modan, 2015 [Ha-Chagim Shelanu: Chanuka, Tu Bi-Shvat, Purim]
Our Holidays: Passover, Independence Day, Lag Ba-Omer, Shavuot (children-picture bk), Modan, 2016 [Ha-Chagim Shelanu: Pesach, Yom Ha-Atzmaut, Lag Ba-Omer, Shavuot]
Our Holidays: Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Simchat Torah (children-picture bk), Modan, 2016 [Ha-Chagim Shelanu: Rosh Ha-Shana, Yom Ha-Kipurim, Sukot, Simchat Tora]

Books in Translation

English: New York, Adama Books, 1987
French: Paris, Castor Poche/Flammarion, 1993
German: Weinheim, Beltz & Gelberg, 1996
Spanish: Madrid, SM Ediciones, 1998; 2008
Italian: Casale Monferrato, Piemme, 2000
Chinese: Shanghai, China Juvenile & Children Pub., 2001
Korean: Seoul, Kyelim, 2003
Japanese: Tokyo, Ca et La Shobo, 2005
Serbian: Belgrade, Book & Marco, 2008
Japanese: Tokyo, Ca et La Shobo, 1999
Japanese: Tokyo, Iwasaki-Shoten, 1999
German: Weinheim, Beltz & Gelberg, 1998
French: Paris, Flammarion, 2003
Japanese: Tokyo, Ca et La Shobo, 2000

The Spy from the Top Apartment (Redhead series: book 1)

English: New York, Adama Books, 1997


Jerusalem under siege (The Time Tunnel series: book 1)

English: Moshav Ben Shemen, Israel, Modan, 2006


The Dreyfus Affair (The Time Tunnel series: book 2)

English: Moshav Ben Shemen, Israel, Modan, 2006

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!