Esther Ettinger

Esther Ettinger was born in Jerusalem in 1941 and still lives there today. She studied Hebrew literature, Jewish history and library science. She worked as a librarian at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and as a radio program editor. Ettinger began publishing poetry in 1980. She was awarded the Neuman Prize (1980) for her first book of poetry, and has since received the Prime Minister's Prize twice (1991; 2001), the Jerusalem Prize for Poetry (2003), the Yehuda Amichai Prize for Poetry (2005) and the President's Prize (2006).

Esther Ettinger

Books Published in Hebrew

Possible Green (poetry), M. Neumann, Tcherikover, 1981 [Yarok Efshari]
Before the Music (poetry), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1986 [Lifnei Ha-Musica]
Lent By the Artist (poetry), Keter, 1991 [Hashʹalat Ha-Oman]
A Perfect Lover [with Ruth Almog] (suspense) , Keter, 1995 [Meʹahev Mushlam]
My Life is Extremely Bourgeois (poetry), Am Oved, 1998 [Hayay Burganiyim Lehafli]
Estelina, My Love [with Ruth Almog] (suspense) , Keter, 2002 [Estelina Ahuvati]
Night Wonder (novel), Hakkibutz Hameuchad, 2005 [Peleh Layla]
Zelda (non-fiction), Mapa, 2007 [Zelda: Shoshana Shchora]
Night and Day (poetry), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2011 [Layla Va-Yom]

Books in Translation

German: Munich, Goldmann, 1999