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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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Call for application: Artists in Residence Programme in Austria. Please note the deadline: September 18th, 2017.
In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery makes available 50 residencies to visual artists / art photographers / composers / video and media artists / writers / literary translators and arts and cultural educators in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2018. For more details:
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Yizhak Mayer: "Meet the Author" Event
Ambassador Yizhak Mayer, author of the moving book “Silent Letter” will hold a “meet the author” event in Netanya. For further info about the event: http://www.netanyaaaci.org.il/WebPages/BoxOfficePages/lectures2.htm And for more details about the title click here: http://www.ithl.org.il/page_15644
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ITHL director on Grossman's win
"Grossman winning is not only his own achievement, but the achievement of the Hebrew literature as a whole", - Nilli Cohen on the first Hebrew author to receive Man Booker International Prize. Click here for the full article in Hebrew.
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Chana Bloch dies at 77
Chana Bloch, a revered poet and translator from Hebrew and Yiddish, has sadly passed away earlier this month. Among her many remarkable achievements is the wonderful translation of a collection of poems by Dahlia Ravikovitch​ (W. W. Norton & Company). Chana will be greatly missed.
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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.
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Dayan on feminism and writing
Following the release of "Transitions" in English, Yael Dayan talks to Lilith Magazine about her past aspirations and present pursuits. Click here to read the full interview.
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Gundar-Goshen's Op-Ed for Time
To mark the US publication of "Waking Lions" Ayelet Gundar-Goshen talks about the refugee crisis, internal walls and people behind them in the op-ed for Time. Click here to read the article.
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