Sivan Beskin (born in Vilnius, Lithuania, 1976) is a well-known Israeli poet and translator. She published two original poetry books: “A Vocal Piece for a Jew, a Fish and a Choir” (2006) and “Jonah’s Journey” (2011). Sivan translated from Russian into Hebrew two novels by Sergei Dovlatov: “The Suitcase” and “Pushkin Hills” (2010). She also translated “The Story of Sonechka” by Marina Tsvetayeva (2005), non-fiction books by the contemporary Lithuanian author Vanda Juknaite and the Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky (2011 and 2013, respectively), international best-selling novels by the Australian Graeme Simsion (2013 and 2015), and considerable volumes of poetry, including Tsvetayeva, Brodsky, Khlebnikov, Catullus, Wilfred Owen, to name a few.
Sivan is a long-time member of the editorial board of the Hebrew literary magazine “Oh!”.She lives in Tel Aviv and also has an ordinary day job as a senior IT business analyst.