Shira Geffen

Shira Geffen was born in Tel Aviv in 1971. A playwright, director, children's author and actress, she studied at the Nissan Nativ Drama Studio and has performed at the Habima National Theater as well as at the Cameri and Khan Theaters. Geffen was awarded First Prize at the Haifa Children's Theater Festival in 1998 and the Hadassah Prize in 2003. In 2007, Geffen and Etgar Keret won the Cannes Film Festival's Camera d'Or Award for Jellyfish, for which she wrote the screenplay. The French Artists' and Writers' Guild also gave Geffen and Keret its Best Director Award (2007).











Shira Gefen

Books Published in Hebrew

When the Sea Was a Bowl of Soup (children-pictura bk), Dvir, 1993 [Paʹam Ha-Yam Haya Marak]
The Heart-Shaped Leaf (children-picture bk) , Am Oved, 2002 [Al Aleh Ve-Al Alona]
A Moonless Night [with Etgar Keret] (children-picture bk) , Am Oved, 2006 [Layla Bli Yareʹach]
Balloona (children-picture bk) , Am Oved, 2008 [Balona]
Good Night Monster (children-picture bk) , Am Oved, 2012 [Layla Tov Mifletzet]
The Lake of Tears (children-picture bk), Dvir, 2014 [Agam Ha-Dma'ot]
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PERFORMED PLAYS
The Offended Heart [Haifa Children's Theater Festival, 1998]
The Last Wedding [Haifa, 2001]
Silver Spoon (with others) [Kenafayim, 2008]

Books in Translation

Arabic: Nazareth, Merkaz adab al-Atfal al-Arabi fi Israel, 2006
Swedish: Stockholm, Trasten/Tarnan, 2012
English: London, Green Bean Books, forthcoming

Spanish: Mexico, Fondo de Cultura, 2009; Santiago de Chile, Fondo de Cultura, forthcoming
French: Paris, Ed. de la Balle, 2010  
German: Frankfurt, Fischer, 2014
Polish: Warsaw, WAB, 2013
Spanish: Mexico, Leetra, 2015
Arabic: Tel-Aviv, Am Oved, 2015