Agi MISHOL

(c) Iris Nesher

Agi Mishol is one of Israel’s leading contemporary poets. Born in Transylvania, Mishol is the daughter of Holocaust survivors who arrived in Israel in 1950. She has published sixteen books of poetry in Hebrew and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the coveted Yehuda Amichai Prize for Hebrew Poetry and the Lerici-Pea Prize in Italy. Mishol has received honorary doctorates from Tel Aviv University, The Hebrew University, and Bar Ilan University. Her work has been translated into several languages and a number of books have been published in translation, including Look There by Graywolf Press, Journal du Verger by Caracteres and Sheherezada by the Institutul Cultural Roman. She lives in an agricultural community and directs the Helicon School of Poetry in Tel Aviv, where she teaches creative writing.

(c) Iris Nesher

Née en 1947 en Transylvanie, de parents survivants de la Shoah. Elle arrive en 1950 en Israël. Diplômée de littérature hébraïque de l’Université de Jérusalem, elle enseigne et anime des ateliers d’écriture à l’Université Ben Gourion. Traductrice de poésie, elle dirige Helikon, l’école de poésie de Tel Aviv. Elle a publié 16 recueils de poésie en hébreu et reçu de nombreux prix littéraires, notamment le prestigieux Prix Yehuda Amichaï et tout récemment le grand prix international Zbigniew Herbert 2019, délivré à Varsovie.

(c) Iris Nesher

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