Ronny Someck (Israel)
RONNY SOMECK was born in Baghdad in 1951 and came to Israel as a young child. He has published 12 volumes of poetry and two book for children with his daughter Shirly. He has been translated into 41 languages. Selections of his poems have appeared in Arabic translation, French, Catalan, Albanian, Italian, Macedonian, Yiddish, Croatian, Napali, Dutch, Danish, Russian, Turkish, German and English. He is recipient of the Prime Minister's Award, Yehuda Amichai Award for Hebrew poetry, The "Wine poem award" in Struga Poetry Evenings, Macedonia, 2005 and Hans Berghhuis prize for poetry 2006 in the Maastricht International Poetry Nights, Holland. In 2012, he has been awarded the Cross of The Order of The Knights for a Distinguished Service OF Poland. In 2013, he has been awarded the knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France. In 2016, he has been awarded the exemplary man of the "Lions International