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Nurit Zarchi

Nurit Zarchi was born in Jerusalem in 1941 and grew up at Kibbutz Geva. She studied psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and later literature and philosophy at Tel Aviv University. Zarchi has worked as a journalist and holds creative writing workshops for children and adults.
Zarchi has published novels, short stories, poetry, a collection of essays and over 100 books for children. She has received every major Israeli award for children and youth literature as well as for her poetry, including the Prime Minister's Prize twice (1980; 1991), the Ze'ev Prize (five times), four IBBY Honor Citations (1980; 1984; 1998; 2004), the Bialik Prize (1999), the Education Minister's Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2005) the Amichai Prize (2007), the Ramat Gan Prize (2010), the Lea Goldberg Prize (2011), the Landau Prize for Poetry (2013), the Devorah Omer Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2014), the Arik Einstein Prize (2015) and the Israel Center for Educational Innovation Award for Lifetime Achievement (2016).

Nurit Zarchi

Books Published in Hebrew

Green, Green (poetry), Machbarot Lesifrut, 1966 [Yarok, Yarok]
Wild Plantations (poetry), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1974 [Mata’ei Bar]
The Unnecessary Thoughts of a Lady (essays), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1982 [Machshavot Meyutarot Shel Gveret]
Woman Brought Woman (poetry), Sifriat Poalim, 1983 [Isha Yalda Isha]
The Fish (poetry), Zmora-Bitan, 1987 [Ha-Dag]
The Garden of the Brain (poetry), Zmora-Bitan, 1988 [Gan Ha-Moʹach]
The Mask Maker (stories) , Zmora-Bitan, 1993 [Oman Ha-Masechot]
Village of the Spirits (poetry), Zmora-Bitan, 1994 [Kfar Ha-Ruchot]
A Car Like an Orchid (stories) , Yedioth Ahronoth, 1997 [Mechonit Kmo Orchideʹa]
Hypnodrom Hotel, Tag, 1998 [Hotel Hypodrom]
Loneliness Games (autobiographical novel) , Yedioth Ahronoth, 1999 [Mischakei Bdidut]
The Ceiling Flew (poetry), Helicon, 2001 [Ha-Tikra Afa]
The Floor Is Shaking (stories), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2003 [Ha-Ritzpa Mitnadnedet]
The Soul is Africa (poetry), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2005 [Ha-Nefesh Hi Afrika]
The Sad Ambitious Girls of the Province (stories) , Keter, 2007 [Naʹarot Ha-Provintzya Ha-Atzuvot Ve-Ha-Shaʹaftaniyot]
Timegrass (poetry) Carmel, 2008 [Esev Ha-Zman]
Bones and Clouds: Selected Poems 1966-2008 (poetry), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2010 [Atzamot Va-Ananim: Mivchar 1966-2008]
Helium (poetry), Keshev, 2011 [Helium]
Ableʹs Kiss (poetry), Bialik Institute, 2013 [Hevel Yiten Lach Neshika]
In Her Shadow (stories) , Yedioth Ahronoth, 2013 [Be-Tzel Gvirtenu]
Aararat (poetry), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2015 [Ararat]
Swallowed (stories), Afik, 2016 [Balu'a]
The Doppelgangers' Riddle (essays), Afik, 2017 [Chidat Ha-Kfulim]
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CHILDREN
I Like Whistling in the Street, Massada,1967 [Ani Ohev Lishrok Ba-Rechov]
Wooden Spoon and Flat Plate, Massada, 1969 [Kaf Etz U-Kdera Shtucha]
The Rocking Chair, Hakibbutz Hameuchad,1970 [Ha-Kursa Ha-Mitnadnedet]
Queen Truffle and King Ruffle, Am Oved, 1971 [Ha-Malka Pitriya Ve Ha-Melech Peter]
The Smooth Stone in the Ring, Dvir, 1972 [Ha-Even Ha-Chalaka Ba-Taba’at]
A Wagon Named Macaroon, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1972 [Karon U-Shmo Makaron]
Rose, Don’t Kiss My Head (youth) , Sifriat Poalim, 1974 [Vered Al Tenashek Li Ba-Moʹach]
A House by the Sky, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1974 [Beyit Al Saf Ha-Shamayim]
Yoni and the Horse (children) , Zmora-Bitan, 1975 [Yoni Ve Ha-Sus]
A Pip in the Mouth, Massada, 1971 [Chartzan Ba-Peh]
A Stripe Over the Whole City, Massada, 1975 [Pas Al Kol Ha-Ir]
The Tiger Under the Bed, Massada, 1976 [Ha-Namer Mitachat La-Mita]
Outsider (youth) , Zmora-Bitan, 1978; 2011 [Yaldat Chutz]
Travelling on Toast 1, Massada, 1978 [Ha-Masa Ba-Prusa 1]
Tanina (children), Massada, 1978 [Tanina]. See: Tanina, below
They Call me Fiat, Massada, 1978 [Kor’im Li Fiat]
The Bambumblim’s Garden, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1978 [Gan Ha-Bambumbalim]
A Thousand Chariots, Hidekel, 1979 [Elef Merkavot]
Don’t Banish Nanny (youth) , Sifriat Poalim, 1979 [Lo Legaresh Et Nanny]
Memories from the Sleeve, Am Oved, 1979 [Zichronot Me-Ha-Sharvul]
Michal and the Steam Kettle, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1979 [Michal Ve-Kumkum Ha-Edim]
The Boy and the Bear, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1980 [Ha-Yeled Ve Ha-Dov]
Antenna, Massada, 1980 [Meshushim]
The Bearer of the Paper Crown (children) , Keter, 1981 [Choveshet Keter Ha-Neyar]
Surprise, Am Oved, 1981 [Hafta’a]
If You Can’t Say It Politely, Don’t Say It At All (youth) , Sifriat Poalim, 1981 [Im At Lo Yechola Le-Daber Yafeh - Tishteki]
Wonderful Tino, Sifriat Poalim, 1983 [Tino Ha-Mufla’a]
The Cow that Wanted to Be a Singer, Dvir, 1985 [Ha-Para She-Ratzta Lihiyot Zameret]
Miss Robin Hood (youth) , Sifriat Poalim, 1982 [Ha-Yalda Robin Hood]
Nitzi Askance, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1985 [Nitzi Mi-Zavit Ha-Ayin]
Paws on the Banister, Nahar, 1985 [Kapot Al Ha-Ma’akeh]
Arbelon from Bait-Habrosh, Massada, 1986 [Arbelon Mi-Beit-Ha-Brosh]
Wolfinea Momi Bloom (youth) , Massada, 1986 [Wolfinea Momi Bloom]
Who Will Save Tanina (children), Keter, 1986 [Mi Yatzil Et Tanina]. See: Tanina, below
Witchcraft, Massada, 1987 [Kishuf]
Through the Secret, Schocken, 1987 [Over Derech Ha-Sod]
Dafna and Yula (youth) , Zmora-Bitan, 1987 [Daphna Ve-Yula]
Avigail from the King’s Mountain (youth) , Massada, 1989 [Avigail Me-Har Ha-Melachim]
Five Minutes from Kaganuka (children) , Sifriat Poalim, 1990 [Chamesh dakot Mi-Kaganuka]
Zalzal and Zazina (children) , Dvir, 1991 [Yetuknu Zalzal Ve-Zazina]
The Queen Came to the King (children) , Massada, 1992 [Ba’a Ha-Malka La-Melech]
Amory Catches Up and Fly (children-picture bk), Sifriat Poalim, 1992 [Amory Asig Atusa]. See: Nurit Zarchiʹs Fantastic Book, below
Penguicheese (children) , Massada, 1992 [Pingvina]
There Is No Lion There (children-picture bk) , Dvir, 1992; Even Hoshen, 2014 [Ein Sham Arieh; Ein Sham Arieh Bichlal]
Where Do Children Sleep, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1992 [Eifo Yeladim Yeshenim]
Tinturu, a Tiny Elephant (children-picture bk) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1993 [Tinturu Pila Ktana Meʹod]
Tanina Sticks Her Nose into Other People’s Plates (children) , Dvir, 1993 [Tanina Metzitza Be-Tzalachot Shel Acherim]
Flyers (children-picture bk) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1993 [Mifrasiyot]
The Witch’s Wand, Keter, 1994 [Makel Mechashefot]
The Power Station, Massada, 1995 [Tachanat Ha-Koʹach]
They Got Her for Free (children) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1995 [Ota Kiblu Chinam]
Sigi and the Thread Shop (children-picture bk) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1995 [Butik "Sigi Ve-Chut"]
The Man with the Ladder and the Twin Cities, Massada, 1995 [Ha-Ish Im Ha-Sulam Ve-Ha-Arim Ha-Teʹomot]
If My Mother Canʹt Love Me, Who Else Will? (children-picture bk), Danny Books, 1995 [Im Ima Sheli Lo Yechola Leʹehov Oti Mi Kvar Ba-Olam Kulo Yatzliach Ba-Zeh?]. See: Nurit Zarchiʹs Fantastic Book, below
Gloves, Massada, 1995 [Kfafot]
The Hanky (children-picture bk) , Modan, 1996 [Ha-Mitpachat]
Nurit Zarchi’s Big Book, Am Oved, 1996 [Ha-Sefer Ha-Gadol Shel Nurit Zarchi]
A Tiger in Golden Pajamas, Korʹim, 1996 [Namer Be-Pijama Shel Zahav]
You Don’t Have to Fly If You Don’t Want To (children-picture bk), Massada, 1996 [At Lo Muchracha la’uf Im At Lo Rotza]. See: Nurit Zarchiʹs Fantastic Book, below
The Shoelace, Danny Books, 1997 [Ha-Sroch]
Cristabella or a Question for Rembrandt, Yedioth Ahronoth, 1997 [Cristabel O Sheʹela Le-Rembrandt]
Milligram Giraffe (children-picture bk) , Yedioth Ahronoth, 1997 [Miligram]
What Did I See? I Was Wrong!, Danny Books, 1997 [Ma Raʹiti? Taʹiti!]
Because Blue is the Sea, Tammuz, 1998 [Ki Kachol Zeh Yam]
A Feel for Business (children) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1998 [Chush Ha-Asakim Sheli]
Colour Crown Ketchup Love (children-picture bk), Yedioth Ahronoth, 1998 [Ketem Keter Ketchup - Ahava]. See: Nurit Zarchiʹs Fantastic Book, below
Zugot and Zot, Keter, 1999 [Zugot Ve-Zot]
Bathnymph (children-picture bk) , Am Oved, 2001 [Ambatyam]
Have You Kola?, Kor’im, 2002 [Ulai Yesh Lecha Kola]
The Wedding, Kor’im, 2002 [Ha-Chatuna]
Alma or the Sixth Day (children-picture bk) , Am Oved, 2003 [Alma O Ha-Yom Ha-Shishi]
A Useless Story, Yedioth Ahronoth, 2003 [Sipur Lo Shimushi]
Once Was and Once Wasnʹt, Yedioth Ahronoth, 2004 [Paʹam Haya U-Faʹam Lo]
Solly’s Homesickness, Kor’im, 2004 [Machalat Ha-Gaʹaguim Shel Solly]
A Well-Made Bed (children-picture bk) , Sifriat Poalim, 2005 [Shingalonga Mita Mesuderet]
Crocodaizy in Africa, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2005 [Korot Krokodeizy Be-Afrika]
See You at the South Pole (children-picture bk) , Dvir, 2005 [Lehitraʹot Be-Antarktika]
Who’s Going to Train Rudi?, Kor’im, 2005 [Mi Yechanech Et Rudi?]
Nothing Soup (children-picture bk), Kor’im, 2005 [Marak Shum Davar]. See: Nurit Zarchiʹs Fantastic Book, below
Balthazar (children-picture bk) , Kor’im, 2006 [Balthazar]
Paz and Me (children-picture bk) , Kor’im, 2007 [Paz Va-Ani]
The Glutton (children-picture bk), Korʹim, 2007 [Zolel]
Three Pears and a Unicorn (children-picture bk) , Graff, 2008 [Shlosha Agasim Ve-Chad-Keren]
Nurit Zarchi’s Fantastic Book (children) , Yedioth Ahronoth, 2008 [Ha-Sefer Ha-Fantasti Shel Nurit Zarchi]
Tanina (children) , Keter, 2009 [Mi Makir Et Tanina?]
Malki Monro Morduch (children-picture bk), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2010 [Malki Monro Morduch]
Collected Poems (children), Dvir, 2011 [Doda Margalit Nafla El Ha-Shlulit]
Two Giraffes in a Loony Night (children-picture bk) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2011 [Shtei Jirafot Be-Leil Yareʹach Maleh]
Two Giraffes on a Bright Sunny Day (children-picture bk) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2012 [Shtei Jirafot Be-Yom Shemesh Mazhir]
Kronimus: The Worlds Creator (children-picture bk), Korʹim, 2012 [Kronimus: Yotzer Ha-Olamot]
Tinkertank (children-picture bk) , Keter, 2012 [Tinkertank]
A Land of the Forever Awake (children-picture bk), Korʹim, 2012 [Eretz Ha-Erim Le-Olam]
Fuxia and Fuxin (children-picture bk), Rimonim, 2013 [Fuxia Ve-Fuxin]
Nina Is Walking (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2013 [Nina Holechet]
Two Giraffes in Space (children-picture bk) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2014 [Shtei Jirafot Be-Chalal]
Rosie in Love (children-picture bk) , Am Oved, 2014 [Ahavata Shel Rosie Petrosil]
Uma and Numa (children-picture bk), Even Hoshen, 2015 [Oma Ve-Noma]
According to Michaella (children-picture bk), Even Hoshen, 2015 [Le-Da'at Michaella: Sefer Yom Huledet]
Nina Is Running Away (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2015 [Rina Borachat]
China (children-picture bk), Yedioth Ahronoth/ Tal May, 2016 [Chayna]

Books in Translation

German: Bindlach, Loewes, 1993
Spanish: Madrid, Loguez, 1996
Spanish: Buenos Aires, Sudamericana, 1997
English, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi: New Delhi, Star, 1996
French: Paris, L`Ecole des Loisirs, 1999
Spanish: SM Spain, 2002; SM Peru, forthcoming
Portuguese: Sao Paolo, SM Brazil, 2006
French: Arles, Actes Sud, 2006
German: Hildesheim, Gerstenberg, 2007
Spanish: Buenos Aires, Adriana Hidalgo, 2013

A Tiger in Golden Pyjamas
 
Arabic: Haifa, Merkaz adab al-Atfal al-Arabi fi Israel, 2000 

Malki Monro Morduch
French: Arles, Actes Sud, 2011

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