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Ayman Sikseck

Ayman Sikseck is an Israeli-Arab author, literary critic and opinion journalist, who writes in Hebrew. He was born in 1984 in Jaffa, where he still lives today, and holds a BA in English literature and general and comparative literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His successful debut novel, To Jaffa, was published in 2010, and translated to Arabic and German. His writing tackles questions of national identity and the still-evolving social fabric in Israel. 

Sikseck won the National Library of Israel's 2013/2014 scholarship to encourage young Israeli writers following his debut novel. His second novel, Blood Ties (Tishrin, in Hebrew, published in 2016), was a runaway bestseller in Israel and won him the Prime Minister's Prize in 2017. Blood Ties was nominated for the prestigious Sapir Literary Prize.

Sikseck currently works as a journalist and news anchor for i24news TV channel in English. He is working on his third novel. 

Books Published in Hebrew

To Jaffa (novel), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2010 [El Yafo]
Blood Ties (novel) , Achuzat Bayit, 2016 [Tishrin]

Books in Translation

To Jaffa

German: Zürich, Arche, 2012

Arabic: Cairo, Cairo University, Center of Oriental Studies, 2014

NEWS
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.
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Call for applications English speakers: Stay culture in Paris (deadline: June 12th, 2018)
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Congratulations to Sami Berdugo and Shoham Smith, recipients of the 2018 Bialik Prize, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in Israel!

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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!
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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, birkenhauer@013.net and Gadi Goldberg, gadi.goldberg@gmail.com
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Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is one of the 100 notable books of 2017 of the "New York Times".

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