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Shifra Cornfeld

Shifra Cornfeld was born in Jerusalem in 1980, the second of eight children in an ultra-Orthodox family, and was raised in the Old City of Jerusalem. She holds a BA in industrial design from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. In 2008, she won the Big Brother reality show on TV, and used the prize money to sit down and write her first novel. Cornfeld wrote an op-ed column for the daily Maariv and at present she is hosting a cultural TV magazine for channel KAN 11. She lives in Tel Aviv.
Shifra Cornfeld by Avraham Cornfeld

Books Published in Hebrew

The Second Half of the Night (novel), Zmora-Bitan, 2012 [Ha-Chetzi-Ha-Sheni Shel Ha-Layla]

Books in Translation

Our new Spring 2019 catalogue of new books is up.
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"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!
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