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Gil-ly Alon Curiel

AGE: 4-7

Princess Shusha doesn’t look like a fairy-tale princess. She has a mane of wild curls and a mischievous grin and she loves to draw and to dream. Little Shusha lives in a palace with her parents and her two sisters, who wear nice dresses and have neatly combed hair. They think Shusha looks like a sheep, but she doesn’t care. She collects leaves, watches insects, smells flowers, listens to the birds, and dreams that she’s a famous artist. When her birthday draws near and her messy room has to be cleaned and painted, Shusha is sent off to her grandmother. Shusha and her granny love hanging out together, but after three days Shusha goes back to the palace with a new set of paints granny bought her. When she opens the door of her room, it is empty and the walls are as white as snow. Shusha takes her new paints and begins painting on the walls, until suddenly she hears footsteps approaching. She gets a fright and hides away, because she knows it is forbidden to paint on the palace walls. One of the palace’s high officials enters with some of his helpers, and when they see the colorful scene to her surprise they break out in admiring exclamations. “A masterpiece! Magnificent, the last word …” declares the high official self-importantly. The King and Queen come, and they too extravagantly praise the paintings. Shusha comes out of hiding, and everyone applauds her. Proud of his daughter the artist, the King gives her special permission to paint anywhere she may choose.

Gil-ly Alon Curiel’s book encourages creativity and individualism and deals with such questions as what it means to be an artist, what is creative freedom, and how to nurture a child’s talents.

Illustrations: Gil-li Alon Curiel

Title Shusha
Author’s Last Name Alon Curiel
Author's First Name Gil-ly
Language(s) Hebrew
Genre children-picture bk
Publisher (Hebrew) Hakibbutz Hameuchad
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 2016
No. Pages 30 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Shusha
Representation Represented by ITHL
"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,
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