Meira Firon

Sep 20, 2022

Publishing Children's Books

A Chat with Meira Firon

New Books Network 2022

Meira Firon is an award-winning Israeli children's author, publisher, translator, editor, and most recently, owner of a flagship bookstore on Allenby Street in Tel Aviv. In 2004 she established Tal-May, a traditional publishing house which publishes 10-15 children's books in Hebrew each year, including both locally-written books, as well as translated classics such as "The Paper Bag Princess". Meira has translated many books, including "The Velveteen Rabbit". Meira has written a dozen children's books, most recently "The Revolving Dress". Meira and her chief editor Yotam Shwimmer accept submission of children book manuscripts to talmay.text@gmail.com.

In our stimulating discussion, Meira talks about her passion for children's books and the many facets of her work as a publisher.

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Mel Rosenberg is a professor emeritus of microbiology (Tel Aviv University, emeritus) who fell in love with children's books as a small child and now writes his own. He is co-founder of Ourboox, a web platform with some 240,000 ebooks that allows anyone to create and share flipbooks comprising text, pictures and videos.

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