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Hanoch Piven

Hanoch Piven was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1963, and came to Israel at the age of eleven. An artist, editorial caricaturist and illustrator of children's books, Piven studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Over the last 20 years, his colorful and witty illustrations have appeared on both sides of the Atlantic – in Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, the London Times and the Swiss Die WeltWoche, to name but a few. In Israel, Piven has gained great visibility due to his long collaboration with the daily Haaretz and the animated TV series he has developed. Piven has received a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators of New York (1994), the Society of Publication Designers' Silver Medal, and the Parents Choice Gold Award for "Faces iMake" (an Ipad App). His book What Presidents Are Made Of was elected one of the 10 Best Children’s Books of 2004 by Time Magazine. Piven lives in Jaffa and Barcelona.

See also Hanoch Piven's website:
Hanoch Piven - Self portrait

Books Published in Hebrew

Piven: Works 1990-1999 [with Haim Beʹer & Tal Niv], Am Oved, 1999 [Piven: Avodot 1990-1999]
Purple Feather (children-picture bk) , Am Oved, 2000 [Notza Sgula]
Piven in America [Hebrew & English], Am Oved, 2002 [Piven Be-Amerika]
Puff and Paff [with Narda Ben Yaakov] (children-picture bk), Am Oved, 2004 [Puff U-Paff]
What Athletes Are Made Of [with Sarah L. Thompson], Am Oved, Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2006 [Alufim!]
My Dog Is as Smelly as Dirty Socks: And Other Funny Family Portraits (children-picture bk), Am Oved, 2007 [Ha-Kelev Sheli Meriach Kmo Gerev Masriach: U-Shʹar Bney Mishpachti Ha-Meshunim]
Creating with Piven: A Workshop Book, Am Oved, 2011 [Yotzrim Im Piven: Sefer Sadna]
Glove Story (children-picture bk) , Am Oved, 2017 [Kfafa Achat Vruda]

Books in Translation

English: (adapted by Rachel Tzvia Back), Boston, MA, Little, Brown, 2002
Spanish: Mexico, Leetra, 2015
Korean: Seoul, Neungyule Education Inc., 2016
Faces by Hanoch Piven: 78 Portraits from Madonna to the Pope 
English: (Intro: Steve Brodner), San Francisco, Pomegranate, 2002

What Presidents Are Made Of
English: New York, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2004

The Scary Show of Mo and Jo
English: Philadelphia, Running Press, 2005

What Athletes Are Made Of 
English: (text by Sarah L. Thomson), New York, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2006

My Dog Is as Smelly as Dirty Socks, and Other Funny Family Portraits 
English: New York, Schwartz & Wade, 2007

What Cats Are Made Of
English: New York, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2009

My Best Friend Is as Sharp as a Pencil, and Other Funny Classroom Portraits
English: New York, Schwartz & Wade, 2010

Lets Make Faces 
English: New York, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2013

Creating with Piven: A Workshop Book
Spanish: Barcelona, P.A.U. Education, 2012
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 April 29 to May 5, 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: Sunday, April 29, 2018 until Saturday, May 5, 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.
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