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Yael Dayan

Yael Dayan, author, journalist and politician, was born in Nahalal, Israel’s first moshav (smallholders’ collective) in 1939, the daughter of Moshe Dayan and his wife Ruth. She studied international relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and biology at the Open University. Yael Dayan was a Labor MK in the Knesset from 1992 until 2003; deputy mayor of Tel Aviv, and chair of the Tel Aviv city council. She is known for her activism for Israel-Palestinian peace, for minority, women’s and gay rights. For these, she was awarded the Bruno Kreisky Human Rights Award (1991) and the Olaf Palme Award for Peace (1998). Dayan was also listed by the French weekly, L’Express, as one of “The 100 Women Who Make the World Move” (1995), and was honored by the State of the World Forum as one of the “Women Redefining Leadership” (1997). Most recently, she received the Ducci Foundation Peace Award (Italy, 2015). 
Dayan began writing for the press at age 16, and her first novel, New Face in the Mirror – written in English and published when she was 20 – won her international recognition. She has published nine books, including novels and non-fiction. Her previous book, My Father, His Daughter, was a great international success. Her books have appeared in 15 languages.

Books Published in English

New Face in the Mirror (novel), Cleveland & New York, The World Pub. Co., 1959; London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1959; Jerusalem, Steimatzky, 1959; pback: New York, New American Library/ Signet, 1960; pback: London, Ace Books, 1961; braille: London, Royal National Institute for the Blind, 1962; New York, Kessinger Pub., 2007; Whitefish, Literary Licensing, LLC, 2013; New York, Open Road Media, 2015
Envy the Frightened (novel), Cleveland, The World Pub. Co., 1960; London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1961; pback: New York, Dell Pub., 1962
Dust (novel), Cleveland, The World Pub. Co., 1963; London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1963; pback: New York, Award Books, 1964
Death Had Two Sons (novel), New York, McGraw-Hill, 1967; London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1967; pback: New York, Dell Pub., 1968; pback: London, Panther, 1969; New York, Open Road Media, 2015
Israel Journal, June, 1967 [A Soldier's Diary: Sinai 1967] (war diary), New York, McGraw-Hill, 1967; London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1967; Jerusalem, Steimatzky, 1967; pback: Harmondsworth, Middlesex, Penguin Books, 1969; New York, Open Road Media, 2015
Three Weeks in October (novel), New York, Delacorte Press/Eleanor Friede, 1979; London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1979; pback: New York, Dell Pub., 1980; pback: London : Futura Pub., 1980; New York, Open Road Media, 2015
My Father, His Daughter (autobiography/ Biography), New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1985; London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1985; pback: Jerusalem, Steimatzky, 1985; New York, Open Road Media, 2015  

Books Published in Hebrew

New Face in the Mirror [from English: S.Schnitzer] (novel), Modi'in, 1959 [Panim Chadashot Ba-Mar'a]
Israel Journal, June, 1967 [from English: Arnon Ben-Nahum] (war diary), Am Oved, 1967 [Sinai, Yuni 1967: Yoman Ishi]
Death Had Two Sons [from English: E.D. Shapir] (novel), Am Oved, 1967 [Shnei Banim La-Mavet]
Three Weeks in October (novel), Zmora, Bitan, Modan, 1980 [Shlosha Shavuot Shel Stav]
My Father, His Daughter [from English: Yael Dayan & Janna Gur] (autobiography/ biography), Edanim, Yedioth Ahronoth Books, 1986 [Avi, Bito]
I Have Something to Say (essays), Kinneret, 1992 [Yesh Li Ma Lomar]
Transitions (memoir) , Modan, 2014 [Mineged]

Books in Translation

English: Oakville, Ontario, Mosaic Press, 2016

New Face in the Mirror

French: Paris, René Julliard, 1959; new ed.: 1964

German: Munich, Kindler, 1959; pback: Munich, Goldmann, 1967

Swedish: Stockholm, Hökerberg, 1960

Dutch: Amsterdam, Becht, 1960

Danish: Copenhagen, Gyldendal, 1960; braille: Copenhagen, Danmarks Blindebibliotek, 1960

Finnish: Jyväskylä, Gummerus, 1960

Spanish: Buenos Aires, Candelabro, 196?

Portuguese: São Paulo, Brasiliense, 1961

Chinese: Taipei, Qing liu, 1961

Japanese: Tokyo, Futami Shobō, 1968

Turkish: İstanbul: Gül, 1993

Envy the Frightened

French: Paris, René Julliard, 1961

Spanish: Buenos Aires, Candelabro, 1961

Swedish: Stockholm, Hökerberg, 1961

German: Munich, Kindler, 1962

Italian: Milan, Mondadori, 1962

Swedish: Stockholm, Hökerberg, 1963

Dutch: Amsterdam, Wereldbibliotheek, 1966


French: Paris, René Julliard, 1963

German: Wien: Fritz Molden, 1963; Munich, Non-Stop-Bücherei, 1963

Spanish: Buenos Aires, Candelabro, 1965

Dutch: Amsterdam, Wereldbibliotheek, 1965

Israel Journal, June, 1967

French: Paris, Robert Laffont, 1967; Paris: J'ai lu, 1970

German: Frankfurt, G.B. Fischer, 1967; Zürich, Ex Libris, 1967

Italian: Milan, Garzanti, 1967

Swedish: Stockholm, Hökerberg, 1967

Dutch: Amsterdam/ Antwerp, Wereldbibliotheek, 1967

Spanish: Barcelona, Juventud, 1968

Danish: Copenhagen, Stig Vendelkær, 1968

Finnish: Jyväskylä, Gummerus, 1968

Portuguese: Rio de Janeiro, Bloch, 1970

Death Had Two Sons

French: Paris, Robert Laffont, 1967

Dutch: Amsterdam, Wereldbibliotheek, 1967

Spanish: Barcelona, Plaza & Janés, 1967; Barcelona, Ediciones G.P., 1977

German: Vienna/ Munich/ Zürich, Fritz Molden, 1968; pback: Munich, Heyne, 1969

Swedish: Stockholm, Hökerberg, 1968

Italian: Milan, Garzanti, 1969

Danish: Copenhagen, Fremad, 1969

Chinese: Taipei, Qing liu chu ban she, 1972

Three Weeks in October

French: Paris, Robert Laffont, 1979

Korean: Seoul, Pŏmsŏ, 1982

Dutch: Amstelveen, Amphora, 1981

My Father, His Daughter

French: Paris, Stock, 1985

Italian: Milan, SugarCo, 1985

Danish: Copenhagen, Samleren, 1986

Spanish: Buenos Aires, Sudamericana, 1987

"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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