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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

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,
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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.
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