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Nava Macmel-Atir

Nava Macmel-Atir was born in Israel in 1964. After studying literature and cinema at Tel-Aviv University, she taught literature at high school, hosted a TV program, and led creative writing workshops. Macmel-Atir started publishing children’s poems at age 20. Since then, she has published many books for children and youth, and her plays have been performed throughout Israel. Her children’s book, Adi’s Jewel, earned her a Citation from the Ze’ev Prize committee (2000) and is taught in schools; her adult novel, A Letter from Avshalom (2009), was a bestseller. In recent years, she has devoted her time to writing fiction and drama, as well as to lecturing and performing. Macmel-Atir won the Ze’ev Prize in 2005 for her youth book, The Audition. In 2010, Lady Globes selected her as one of the 50 most influential women in Israel. 

Nava Macmel-Atir

Books Published in Hebrew

The Girl on the Balcony (novel), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2006; 2010 [Ha-Naʹara Ba-Mirpeset Mi-Mul]
A Letter from Avshalom (novel), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2009 [Ot Me-Avshalom]
Ayelet Dives (children-picture bk), Grafor-Daftal, 1993 [Ayelet Tzolelet]
Tale of a Pea (children-picture bk), Grafor-Daftal, 1994 [Gilgulo Shel Afun]
Momʹs First Grade (children-picture bk), Dany Sfarim, 1995 [Kita Alef Shel Ima]
Meet a Boy Whose Name Is Nir (childrem-picture bk), Modan, 1998 [Na Lehakir Yeled Shmo Nir]
The Boy By the Window (children), Dany Sfarim, 1998 [Ha-Yeled She-Amad Ba-Chalon]
Friends from the Left Drawer (children-picture bk), Dany Sfarim, 1999 [Ha-Chaverim Me-Ha-Megera Ha-Smalit]
Packed in Rhymes (children-picture bk), Korʹim, 1999 [Aruzim Be-Charuzim]
Adiʹs Jewel (children), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2000 [Ha-Adi Shel Adi]
It All Began with a Button (children-picture bk), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2000 [Ha-Kol Hitchil Mi-Kaftor]
Donʹt Bring Brothers (children), Dany Sfarim, 2000 [Asur Lehavi Achim]
The Legend of the Magic Kingdom (children-picture bk), neta, 2001; Zafra, 2008 [Agadat Ha-Mamlacha Ha-Ksuma]
The Edge Town House (children-picture bk), Korʹim, 2001 [Ha-Bayit She-Bi-Ktze Hair, O Ha-Taʹam Ha-Matok Shel Metziat Aveda]
The Final Delay (children), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2002 [Ha-Ichur Ha-Acharon]
The Storkʹs Secret (children-picture bk), Korʹim, 2002 [Soda Shel Ha-Chasida]
Bride and Groom (children-picture bk), Korʹim, 2002 [Kala Ve-Chatan]
Non-Identical Twins (children-picture bk), Korʹim, 2003 [Teʹomim Lo Domim]
Oops, I Lost (children-picture bk), Korʹim, 2003 [Ups, Ibadeti]
Granny, Please Stay (children-picture bk), Korʹim, 2003 [Savta, Tishaʹari]
What Should I Be? (children-picture bk), Korʹim, 2003 [Ma Keday Li Lihiyot?]
A Secret Hiding Place in the School Yard (children-picture bk), Dany Sfarim, 2003 [Machvo Sodi Ba-Chatzar Beit-Ha-Sefer]
The Midnight Creature (children-picture bk), Korʹim, 2003 [Yetzur Be-Emtza Ha-Laila]
The King of the Mountain (youth), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2004 [Melech Ha-Har]
The Audition (youth), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2005 [Mivchan Kabala]
Liatʹs Eating Habits (children-picture bk), Korʹim, 2005 [Ein Nesichim Bi-Shʹat Ha-Seʹuda]
Surprises Knocking on the Door (children-picture bk), Zafra, 2008 [Haftaʹot Dofkot Ba-Delet]
A Spot for Thought (children), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2011 [Nekuda Le-Machshava Ve-Sod Ha-Armon Ha-Shakuf]
Transparent (youth) , Yedioth Ahronoth, 2012 [Shkufa]
Chocolate Cubes (youth), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2013 [Kubiyot Shel Shokolad]
Emperor of the Town (youth), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2014 [Keisar Ha-Shchuna]
Adiʹs Jewel [Orna Porat Theater, 2004]
The King of the Mountain [Nephesh Theater, 2004]
The Final Delay [The State Youth Theater, 2009]
Start Smiling [Hani Theater, 2010]
Chocolate Cubes [Hani Theater, 2011]

Books in Translation

Congratulations to Barabara Harshav for the 2018 PEN Medal for Translation!
The prize is given to a translator whose career has demonstrated a commitment to excellence through the body of their work. Barbara Harshav has been translating works from French, German, Hebrew and Yiddish for over twenty years and has currently published over forty books of translation. Among the many Hebrew authors she has translated: Yoram Kaniuk, Agnon, Yehudit Hendel, Yehuda Amichai and many more.
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!
Congratulations to Ronit Matalon, the recipient of the 2017 Brenner prize for her book 'And the Bride Closed the Door". And, congratulations to Amir ziv, the recipent of the first ever Brenner prize for debut novels.
Ronit Matalon's book tells the story of Margie, a young bride, who shuts herself up in her mother's bedroom and declares that she won’t get married. Her family gathers at the locked door, not knowing what to do. Amir Ziv tells a story that begins as an apparently routine correspondence between a prying citizen, secretly in love with his neighbor, and a conscientious municipal clerk, and developes into an uncovering of a great underlying drama.
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".

Congratulations to Zeruya Shalev and Shifra Horn for receiving the 2017 Adei Wizo Prize.

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award! The books on the longlist are selected by 400 libraries worldwide. Titles are nominated on the basis of ‘high literary merit’ as determined by the nominating library.
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.
MHL - New webzine starting soon!