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Dan Benaya Seri

Dan Benaya Seri was born in Jerusalem in 1935, and has lived there his entire life. He spent many years working as a civil servant for the Ministry of Agriculture. Seri started writing relatively late in an attempt, as he puts it, to bring back the people he loved, especially his father who was killed during the 1948 War of Independence, when Seri was 11. Seri has written three novels and a number of short stories and novellas. His novella, The Thousand Wives of Naftali Siman-Tov, has been adapted for the screen. Seri writes about the world of Sephardic Jews in Jerusalem. Through the lives of his protagonists, he creates an autonomous society controlled by a perverse logic of its own. Seri was awarded the Brenner Prize (2009) and the Bialik Prize (2012) for Lifetime Achievement.
Dan Benaya Seri

Books Published in Hebrew

Grandma Sultana’s Salted Biscuits (novel) , M. Neumann, Tcherikover, 1980; rev. and extended ed. Keter, Hakibbutz Hameuichad/ Siman Kriah, 1988 [Ugiyot Ha-Melah Shel Savta Sultana]
Birds of the Shade (novellas & stories), Keter, 1987 [Tziporei Tzel]
Mishael (novel) , Keter, 1992 [Mishael]
Dead Fish in Jaffa (2 novellas), Keter, 2003 [Dagim Metim Be-Yaffo]
A Bukharan Wedding (novel), Keter, 2006 [Chatuna Bucharit]
A Man Returns Home (stories) , Keter, 2009 [Adam Shav El Beito]
Arthur (novel), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2011 [Artur]
The Death of the Carob Tree (novel), Keter, 2014 [Moto Shel Etz He-Charuv]

Books in Translation

Italian: Florence, Giuntina, 2004
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"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)
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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!
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