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Anton Shammas

Anton Shammas was born in the Arab village of Fassuta in Upper Galilee in 1950. He lived in Jerusalem for 20 and studied English literature and art history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. For several years, he was co-editor of an Arabic monthly literary magazine; he has also written weekly newspaper columns in the Hebrew press. Shammas left Jerusalem in 1987 and now lives in Michigan, USA, where he is a professor of modern eastern literature at the University of Michigan. 

His publications include a novel and two collections of poems in Hebrew, collections of poetry in Arabic, and a book for children. Shammas has received a number of literary awards, including the Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Writers' Award (1992). His novel, Arabesques, has been translated into nine languages.   

Anton Shammas

Books Published in Hebrew

Hardcover (poetry), Sifriat Poalim, 1974 [Kricha Kasha]
No Manʹs Land (poetry), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1979 [Shetach Hefker]
The Biggest Liar in the World (children-picture bk) , Keter, 1982; 2011 [Ha-Shakran Ha-Gadol Ba-Olam]
Arabesques (novel), Am Oved, 1986 [Arabeskot]

Books in Translation

Arabesques
English:New York, Harper & Row, 1988; London, Viking, 1988; London, Penguin, 1989; Berkeley, Univ. Of California Press, 2001 
French: Arles, Actes Sud, 1988; 2009
Spanish: Madrid, Mondadori, 1988
Dutch: Amsterdam, Bert Bakker, 1989
German: Munich, Piper, 1989
Italian: Milan, Mondadori, 1990; Milan Rizzoli, 1994
Portuguese: Lisbon, Don Quixote, 1991

Turhish: Istanbul, Belge Yayinlari, 2004

Greek: Athens, Kastaniotis, forthcoming


NEWS
"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)".
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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.
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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!

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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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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, birkenhauer@013.net and Gadi Goldberg, gadi.goldberg@gmail.com
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Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is one of the 100 notable books of 2017 of the "New York Times".

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