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Ofer Shelach

Ofer Shelach, a writer and journalist, was born in Haifa in 1960. He served in a paratrooper unit during the 1982 Lebanon War, where he lost an eye. He later published a book about his experiences, Second Person. Shelach studied economics and English literature at Tel Aviv University and spent two years in New York studying creative writing. For 25 years, he worked as an editor for the popular daily Maariv, wrote for the mass circulation daily Yedioth Ahronoth, and hosted popular news and sports programs for Israel TV. As a journalist, he wrote a great deal about security issues. Since Israel's elections in 2013, Shelach has been a Member of Knesset; he is Parliamentary Group Chairman of "Yesh Atid". He has been awarded the Book Publishers Association's Platinum Prize for Captives in Lebanon (2015) and the Yitzhak Sadeh Prize for military literature (2016).
Ofer Shelach

Books Published in Hebrew

Second Person (novel) , Zmora-Bitan, 1989 [Guf Sheni]
Film Lexicon [2 vols.] (non-fiction), Hakkibutz Hameuchad, 1990 [Lexicon Kolnoʹa]
Journey Between Stars (non-fiction), Kinneret, 1992 [Masa Bein Kochavim]
The Israeli Army: A Radical Proposal (non-fiction), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2003 [Ha-Magash Ve-Hakesef: Madua Drusha Mahapecha Be-Tzahal]
Boomerang: Leadership Failure in the 2nd Intifada [with Raviv Druker] (non-fiction), Keter, 2005 [Boomerang: Kishlon Ha-Manhigut Ba-Intifada Ha-Shniya]
Captives in Lebanon [with Yoav Limor] (non-fiction), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2007 [Shvuim Bi-Levanon: Ha-Emet Al Milchemet Levanon Ha-Shniya]
A Readerʹs Guide to Ulysses [with Hezi Shelah] (non-fiction), Machbarot Lesifrut, 2012 [Ha-Madrich Le-Ulysses]
Dare to Win (non-fiction), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2015 [Ha-Ometz Lenatze'ach: Mediniyut Bitachon Le-Israel]

Books in Translation

"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)
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,
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is one of the 100 notable books of 2017 of the "New York Times".

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