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Yochi Brandes

Yochi Brandes was born in 1959 in Haifa to a family of Hassidic rabbis. She holds a BA in biblical studies and an MA in Judaic studies. Brandes taught bible and Judaism for many years, as well as creating courses on Jewish thought for various schools. She regularly participated in TV programs on Jewish studies, had her own column in the daily Maariv, and was the editor of a book series on Judaism. Today she lectures widely on bible and literature. Her writing is inspired by all Jewish sources: the Bible, the writings of the sages of Israel, Jewish law and prayers, the Kabbala, and Hassidic lore. Brandes has published novels as well as essays on biblical women—all of them best-sellers in Israel. She has been awarded the Book Publishers Association’s Platinum Book Prizes for seven of her books, including Kings III (2008), and the Steimatsky Prize for Akiva's Orchard (2013).
Yochi Brandes

Books Published in Hebrew

Dancing at Several Weddings [with Ruchama Weiss-Goldman] (non-fiction), Chidush, 1996 [Lirkod Al Kama Chatunot]
Getting Out for Good (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1997 [Gmar Tov]
Hagar (novel), Yedioth Ahronoth, 1998 [Hagar]
Quench Love (novel), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2001 [Lechabot Et Ha-Ahava]
White Seeds (novel), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2003 [Garʹinim Levanim]
Confession (novel), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2005 [Viduy]
Kings III [The Secret Book of Kings] (novel), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2008 [Melachim Gimel]
Seven Mothers (essays), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2010 [Sheva Imahot]
Akivaʹs Orchard (novel), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2012 [Ha-Pardes Shel Akiva]
The Unknown Judaism (non-fiction), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2014 [Ha-Yahadut She-Lo Hikarnu]
Because You Chose Us [Habima, 2011]

Books in Translation

Kings III [The Secret Book of Kings]
Czech: Prague, Garamond, 2012
English: New York, St. Martin's Press, 2016


Akiva's Orchard

English: Jerusalem, Gefen Publishing House, 2017

"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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