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Tsur Shezaf

Tsur Shezaf was born in Jerusalem in 1959. He studied archaeology, geography, history, theater and marine biology at Tel Aviv University, and has worked as a research fellow at the Institute for the Philosophy and History of Ideas and Sciences. Shezaf was editor of the Keter Travel Library, as well as senior writer and editorial staff member of Masa Acher, an Israeli geographical magazine. As a journalist and photojournalist, Shezaf has been on special assignments (including to Somalia, Chechnya, South Sudan, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq and Yemen), for Masa Acher, Yedioth Ahronoth, Ynet, Haaretz, Channel 10 and Channel 1 TV, and his travels serve as the basis for his literary work. He received the Prime Minister's Prize in 2008.

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Books Published in Hebrew

Panther Trap (2 novellas), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1988 [Namer Be-Harim]
The Sea Book (travel), Yedioth Ahronoth, 1991 [Sefer Yam]
The Silk Road (travel), Keter, 1992; rev. ed. Sifriyat Masaot, 2013 [Derech Ha-Meshi]
The Dancer (novel), Am Oved, 1992 [Ha-Rakdanit]
The Road to Happiness (travel), Keter, 1994 [Ha-Derech La-Osher]
The Red Buddha (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1995 [Budha Ha-Adom]
Witchcraft in Huancabamba (travel), Keter, 1997 [Kshafim Be-Huancabamba]
Love on the Divide (novel), Xargol, 1998 [Ahava Al Kav Ha-Shever]
Storm is a Calm Place for Us (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 2000 [Se'ara Hi Makom Ragua Bishvilenu]
Panamericana (travel), Keter, 2001 [Panamericana: Masa Be-Merkaz Africa]
Shanti Shanti Balagan: An Israeli Family in India (travel), Xargol, 2004 [Shanti Shanti Balagan: Masa Israeli Be-Hodu]
Dead End (travel), Am Oved, 2007 [Sof Ha-Derech: Mota Shel Medina]
The Happy Man (novel), Xargol/ Am Oved, 2007 [Ha-Ish Ha-Meushar]
The Lost Pilot’s Wife (novel) , Xargol/ Am Oved, 2011 [Eshet Ha-Tayas She-Ne'elam]
ISIS (travel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2015 [Da'esh: Masa El Miftano Shel Ha-Satan]
The Devil from the Sataf (legends), Sifriat Masaot, 2016 [Ha-Shed Me-Ha-Sataf: Agadot Teva Eretz-Israeliyot]

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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