MON 09 10 2023
5 P.M. MUSEUM OF MODERN ART (FREE ADMISSION)
OPENING OF THE FESTIVAL DJCO 2023, AUTHORS READING (ENG/CZ)
Eli Eliyahu (1969) comes from a family of Iraqi immigrants. He graduated in Jewish Philosophy and Hebrew Literature from Tel Aviv University and lives in Ramat Gan. He has published two highly acclaimed collections in Hebrew, Ani ve lo malak (Me and Not an Angel, 2008) and Ir ve behelot (The City and Fears, 2011). In 2004, he received the Levi Eshkol Prize for Poetry. He is a journalist and contributor to the cultural section of the Israeli periodical Haaretz.
His work is translated into English by Marcela Sulak, who is an assistant professor in the Department of English and American Studies at Bar Ilan University (Ramat Gan). Sulak, a native of South Texas, also translates other Israeli authors into English, including the poet Orit Gidali, and from English into Hebrew, for example, Karel Jaromír Erben and Karel Hynek Mácha. He also devotes himself to his own lyrical work.