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Hana Goldberg

Hana Goldberg was born in Haifa, Israel. She did her military service as a journalist during the Yom Kippur War, and after her discharge studied philosophy and English literature at Haifa University. She then moved to Tel Aviv and worked as an editor at various magazines. Later, she became a successful lyricist, working with some of the biggest names in Israeli popular music. She also wrote her own column on children's literature in Israel's web portal Ynet. From 2002 to 2005 Goldberg was chairperson of the Board of Directors of ACUM, Israel's society of authors, composers and music publishers. At present, she holds creative writing workshops.

Goldberg has published a number of bestselling novels, children's books and collections of poetry. She has written hundreds of lyrics, many of which have become hits in Israel. In 2015 she was awarded the ACUM Prize for Lifetime Achievement. 

Books Published in Hebrew

A Novel in Short Lines (poetry), Amit, 1985 [Roman Be-Shurot Ktzarot]
Not a Word about Love (novel), Keter, 2000 [Af Mila Al Ahava]
When Life Begins (novel), Keter, 2002 [Kshe-Ha-Chayim Yatchilu]
No Horses Speak Hebrew (lyrics), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2005 [Ein Susim She Medabrim Ivrit: Ha-Shirim, Ha-Sipurim Ve-Ha-Rega'im She-Lifnei]
Slander (novel), Keter, 2007 [Diba]
My Unknown Lover (novel), Keter, 2012 [Ahuvi Ha-Lo Yadua]
Dalit Can't Decide (children), Massada, 1991 [Dalit Lo Yechola Lehachlit]
Shoo [Kishta] (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1994; board bk, 2010 [Kishta]
Moshele Enters a Diskette (children), Keter, 1994 [Moshele Oleh Al Disket]
The Surprise (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1995 [Ha-Hafta'a]
A Monkey with Glasses (children-picture bk), Keter, 1999; Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2015 [Kof Mishkafof]
Friends of Different Colors (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2000; board bk: 2012
Who Kidnapped the Computer Princess? (children), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2001 [Mi Chataf Et Nesichat Ha-Machshev?]
Pink Tears (children-picture bk),Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2001; board bk: 2010 [Dma'ot Vrudot]
Ori Flies to the Moon (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2004 [Ori Tas La-Yare'ach]
Kishta, Don't Cry (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2007 [Kishta Al Tivki]
ShukiMuki (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2010 [ShukiMuki]
Spaghetti (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2012 [Spaghetti]
If I Were a Lion (children-picture bk) , Am Oved, 2016 [Ilu Hayiti Aryeh]

Books in Translation

Not a Word about Love

English: Amazon Digital Services, 2014


Shoo [Kishta]

Arabic: Haifa, Merkaz adab al Atfal al-Arabi fi Israel/ Tel Aviv, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1999

English: CreateSpace, 2015


Pink Tears

English: CreateSpace, 2015

"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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