Tal Nitzán is an award winning poet, writer, editor and a major translator of Hispanic literature. Author of six poetry books, a novel and four children's book, and editor of three poetry anthologies. She has resided in Buenos Aires, Bogotá and New York. Currently lives in Tel Aviv.
Her poems have been translated to more than 20 languages, and appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. Twelve collections of her work were published in Lithuanian (2009), in Italian (2010, 2013), in French (2011, 2016), in Spanish (2012, 2013), in Portuguese (2013), in English (2014) and in German (2015).
Robert Pinsky: "Tal Nitzán's poetry thrills me with its double nature, at once passionate and sardonic. It's a pleasure to read a book of translations that have formal grace in English. It's the formal grace that enables a dual voice, compassionate and harsh, capable of being topical and inward, heartfelt and ironic."
Nitzán has edited the ground-breaking anthology 'With an Iron pen': Hebrew Protest Poetry 1984-2004 (2005), (English version published by SUNY Press, USA, 2009; French version by Al-Manar, 2013).
Her debut novel, "Each and every Child", was published in 2015.
She often participates in national and international poetry festivals, and cooperates with musicians in poetry performance.
"Penki langai į sodą" (Lithuania, 2009).
"Architettura d'interni" (Franco Puzzo Editore, Italia, 2010).
"Soirée ordinaire" (Al Manar, France, 2011).
"Dans l'esquif étroit" (with artist Guy Paul Chauder, Al Manar, France, 2011).
"Vago" (Pen Press, Argentina-USA, 2012).
"Animale Notturno" (Il Laboratorio, Italia, 2013).
"El tercer niño" (Pen Press, Argentina-USA, 2013).
"O ponto da ternura" (Lumme Editore, Brasil, 2013).
"At the End of Sleep" (Restless books, 2014, e-book).
“An Ordinary Evening”, 2006.
“Café Soleil Bleu”, 2007.
“The First to Forget”, 2009.
“Look at the same Cloud twice”, 2012.
“With an Iron Pen”, an anthology of Hebrew anti-occupation poetry (1984-2004), 2005 (editor).
The Harry Hershon Literature Prize of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
The Rosario Castellanos Prize.
Creation Prize for translators by the ministry of culture, 1995 and 2005.
Women Writers’ Prize, 1998.
Prize for beginning poets by the ministry of culture, 2001.
Prize for debut poetry book – “Doméstica” – by the ministry of culture, 2002.
An honorary medal from the president of Chile, Ricardo Lagos Escobar, for the translation of Pablo Neruda’s poetry, at the occasion of the poet’s centenary, 2004.
ACUM (artists & writers rights society) Prize for poetry submitted anonimously, 2007.
Publisher's Association annual Poetry Award for “An Ordinary Evening”, 2008.
The Prime Minister's Prize for Writers, 2010.
The Tchernichovsky Prize for exemplary translation, 2012.
The Hebrew University Dolitzky Prize for Poetry, for "Look at the same Cloud twice", 2013.
B.A in Hispanic studies and Art History, cum laude – Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Master’s in General and Compared Literature, cum laude – Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Photos: Iris Nesher, Gadi Dagon, Amit Zinman