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Aryeh Sivan

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Aryeh Sivan (1929-2015) was born in Tel Aviv. He fought in Israel’s 1948 War of Independence as a member of the elite Palmach unit. Sivan studied Hebrew language and literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and worked as a high school teacher. He published some fiction and many collections of poetry. Sivan received several awards, including the Prime Minister’s Prize (1973), the Brenner Prize (1989), the Shin Shalom Prize (1992), the Bialik Prize (1998) and the prestigious Israel Prize for Poetry (2010). Adonis, his only novel, won a Tidhar Citation Award for Detective Fiction (2016). Sivan’s poetry has been translated into 17 languages.

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