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Dan Tsalka

Dan Tsalka (1936-2005) was born in Warsaw, Poland, and spent many years during World War II in Siberia and Kazakhstan. In 1946, he returned to Poland where he studied philosophy and literature. He immigrated to Israel in 1957, continued his studies, and later went to study in Grenoble, France. Tsalka taught at Tel Aviv and Ben Gurion Universities, and was writer-in-residence at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He was also literary advisor to the Players' Stage Theater and editor of the literary supplement Masa. Tsalka published novels, books of short stories, books of poetry, collections of essays, an autobiography and books for youth. He received several awards, including the Prime Minister's Prize three times (1972; 1991; 1997) the Brenner Prize (1976), the Alterman Prize (1992), the ACUM prize twice (1994; 2000) and the Sapir Prize for Tsalka's ABC (2004).

Dan Tsalka

Books Published in Hebrew

Dr. Barkel and His Son Michael (novel), The Hebrew Writers Association, Massada, 1967; Am Oved, 1993 [Doktor Barkel U-Vno Michael]
Dialogue of Creatures (stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1967 [Siach Ha-Bruʹim]
Bassoon Wood (stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1973 [Etz Ha-Bassoon]
Noon (poetry), Siman Kriah/ University Publishing Projects, 1974 [Tzohorayim: Poʹema]
Philip Arbes (novel), Siman Kriah/ University Publishing Projects, 1977; Zmora-Bitan, 1996 [Philip Arbes]
Children of the Sun (stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1979 [Yaldei Ha-Shemesh: 4 Giborim]
The Third Voyage of the Aldebaran (youth), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1979; Zmora-Bitan, 1995 [Ha-Masah Ha-Shelishi Shel Ha-"Aldebaran"]
Gloves (novel), Am Oved, 1982 [Kfafot]
Perahia Among the Pirates (youth), Am Oved, 1984 [Frachya Bein Shodedei Ha-Yam]
The Angels’ Game (stories), Am Oved, 1986 [Mischak Ha-Malʹachim]
Poems and Translations (poetry), Proza, 1986 [Shirim Ve-Tirgumim]
Bookmarks (essays), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1987 [Simaniyot: Ktaʹim, Maʹamarim, Masot]
Winter Rite (stories & play) , Zmora-Bitan, 1989 [Pulchan Choref]
A Thousand Hearts [2 vols.] (novel) , Am Oved, 1991; new ed. Xargol/ Am Oved, 2008 [Elef Levavot]
The War Between the Children of the Earth and the Children of the Pit (youth), Am Oved, 1992 [Milchemet Benei Eretz Bi-Vnei Shachat: Turgam Mi-Lshon Ha-Midbar Bi-Ydei Dan Tsalka]
Loose Pages Bound (essays), Zmora-Bitan, 1993 [Dapim Mehudakim Be-Atav]
Clouds (novel) , Zmora-Bitan, 1994 [Ananim]
Yehoash and the Chariot (stories), Zmora-Bitan, 1997 [Yehoash Ve-Rochvei Ha-Merkava Ha-Shmeimit]
Enticement and Gift (prose, poems & translations), Zmora-Bitan, 1998 [Ha-Pitui Ve-Ha-Shai]
Morocco: Travel Notes (travel), Xargol, 2001 [Maroko: Yoman Masa]
Under the Sign of the Lotus (novel), Xargol, 2002 [Be-Siman Ha-Lotus]
Tristia (poetry), Even Hoshen, 2002 [Tristia]
Tsalka’s ABC (autobiography), Xargol, 2003 [Sefer Ha-Alef-Bet]
11 stories, Xargol, 2004 [11 Sipurim]

Books in Translation

German: Stuttgart/Munich, dva, 2002; pback: Munich, dtv, 2006
German: Gerlingen, Bleicher, 1997

On the Road to Aleppo: A Book of Stories
English: Ra`anana, Even Hoshen, 1999

Tsalka’s ABC
Spanish: Madrid, Losada, 2006

Under the Sign of the Lotus
French: Paris, Denoel, 2005
German: Stuttgart, dva, 2007
Dutch: Amsterdam, de Arbeiderspers, 2005