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Naama Benziman

Naama Benziman was born in Jerusalem in 1968. She graduated from Bezalel Art and Design Academy in 1992 and is now completing graduate studies in Visual Literacy. She works as a freelance artist, editor, curator, illustrator and author, and as a lecturer at Israel’s top visual arts academies. In 1998-1999 she wrote and illustrated a feminist column for the mass circulation daily Yedioth Ahronoth. Benziman’s artwork has been featured throughout Europe, North and South America, and Asia. Her posters for the right to education and the universal right to housing won the international poster competition by Poster For Tomorrow (2011 & 2013).
Benziman's illustrations for Emilia, her second book for children, won an Honorable Mention in the Picture Book Illustration competition awarded by 3x3, The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration (2014) and 
the Merit Award in Hiii Illustration 2015 International Competition (China, 2016). Benziman received the Ministry of Culture and Sport Prize for Plastic Arts (2016) and an Andersen Citation for Illustration (2017).

 




Books Published in Hebrew

Albert's Tall Hat (children-picture bk), Am Oved, 2009 [Ha-Kova Ha-Gavoha Shel Albert]
Emilia (children-picture bk) , Am Oved, 2014 [Emilia]

Books in Translation

Albert's Tall Hat

Korean: Seoul, Dhampus, 2016

NEWS
The second edition of the Letters of Israel festival will take place in Paris from September 8 to 18, 2017
After the success of its first edition, the Lettres d'Israël festival is gaining momentum, with an enriched program: meetings, conversations, readings , Theater, major authors and discoveries. Zeruya Shalev, Orly Castel-bloom, Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, Iris Argaman, and many more will participate. Click here for the full program:
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Call for application: Artists in Residence Programme in Austria. Please note the deadline: September 18th, 2017.
In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery makes available 50 residencies to visual artists / art photographers / composers / video and media artists / writers / literary translators and arts and cultural educators in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2018. For more details:
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Yizhak Mayer: "Meet the Author" Event
Ambassador Yizhak Mayer, author of the moving book “Silent Letter” will hold a “meet the author” event in Netanya. For further info about the event: http://www.netanyaaaci.org.il/WebPages/BoxOfficePages/lectures2.htm And for more details about the title click here: http://www.ithl.org.il/page_15644
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ITHL director on Grossman's win
"Grossman winning is not only his own achievement, but the achievement of the Hebrew literature as a whole", - Nilli Cohen on the first Hebrew author to receive Man Booker International Prize. Click here for the full article in Hebrew.
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Chana Bloch dies at 77
Chana Bloch, a revered poet and translator from Hebrew and Yiddish, has sadly passed away earlier this month. Among her many remarkable achievements is the wonderful translation of a collection of poems by Dahlia Ravikovitch​ (W. W. Norton & Company). Chana will be greatly missed.
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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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Dayan on feminism and writing
Following the release of "Transitions" in English, Yael Dayan talks to Lilith Magazine about her past aspirations and present pursuits. Click here to read the full interview.
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Gundar-Goshen's Op-Ed for Time
To mark the US publication of "Waking Lions" Ayelet Gundar-Goshen talks about the refugee crisis, internal walls and people behind them in the op-ed for Time. Click here to read the article.
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