Gabriela Avigur-Rotem

Gabriela Avigur-Rotem was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1946 and came to Israel in 1950. She holds a degree in Hebrew and English literature. She has taught literature at high school and directed writing workshops at Haifa and Ben Gurion Universities. She now works as an editor at Haifa University Publishing House.
Avigur-Rotem published her first book of poetry in 1980 and her first novel in 1992. She has been awarded the Peter Schweipert Prize for Young Writers, the Rabinowitz Prize for Poetry (1990), the Prime Minister's Prize twice (1992; 2001), the Keshet Publishers' Gold and Platinum Book Prizes as well as the Goldberg Prize for her bestselling novel Heatwave and Crazy Birds (2001), the President's Prize (2002), the WIZO Prize (France, 2006) and the Geffen Prize for Every Story Is a Sudden Cat (2014).



Gabriela Avigur-Rotem

Books Published in Hebrew

Dolcinea (poetry), Dvir, 1980 [Doltzinea]
Walls and Emperors (poetry), Keter, 1990 [Homot Ve-Keisarim]
Mozart Was Not a Jew (novel) , Keter, 1992; Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2008 [Motzart Lo Haya Yehudi]
Heatwave and Crazy Birds (novel) , Keshet, 2001; Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2008 [Chamsin Ve-Tziporim Meshugaot]
Ancient Red (novel), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2007 [Adom Atik]
Every Story Is a Sudden Cat (novel), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2013 [Kol Sipur Hu Chatul Pitʹom]
King of Gold and Blood (historical novel), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2017 [Melech Zahav Va-Dam]

Books in Translation

Italian: Milan, Tartaruga, 1997; pback: Milan, Baldini & Castoldi, 1999
Portuguese: Rio de Janeiro, Imago, 1997
Chinese: Guangzhou, Flower City, 1998
Arabic: Cairo, Al Dar al-Arabia, 2001
French: Arles, Actes Sud, 2006
Italian: Milan, Baldini & Castoldi, 2004
German: Frankfurt, Suhrkamp, 2008
English: Champaign, IL, Dalkey Archive, 2011