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Savyon Liebrecht

Savyon Liebrecht was born in Munich, Germany, in 1948, to Holocaust survivor parents. She studied philosophy and literature at Tel Aviv University and started publishing in 1986. Liebrecht has published novels and several collections of novellas and short stories. She has also written a number of plays, all of which have been staged, and a number of TV scripts. She has received awards for two of her TV scripts, the Alterman Prize (1987), the Prime Minister's Prize twice (1991; 1999), the Amelia Rosselli Prize for Mail Order Women (Italy, 2002) and the Maior-Amalfi Award for A Good Place for the Night (Italy, 2005). She was awarded Playwright of the Year for her successful plays, It's All Greek to Me (2005), and Apples in the Desert (2006). Most recently, she received the WIZO Prize (France, 2009).


Savyon Liebrecht

Books Published in Hebrew

Apples from the Desert (stories) , Sifriat Poalim, 1986; Keter, 1992 [Tapuchim Min Ha-Midbar]
Horses on the Highway (stories) , Sifriat Poalim, 1988; Keter, 1992 [Susim Al Kvish Geha]
It’s All Greek to Me, He Said to Her (stories) , Keter, 1992 [Sinit Ani Medaberet Eleicha]
On Love Stories and Other Endings (stories) , Keter, 1995 [Tzarich Sof Le-Sipur Ahava]
A Man and a Woman and a Man (novel) , Keter, 1998 [Ish Ve-Isha Ve-Ish]
Mail-Order Women (novellas) , Keter, 2000 [Nashim Mi-Toch Katalog]
Suad (novella), Keter, 2000 [Suad: Perek Mi-Toch "Kanon Enoshi"]
A Good Place for the Night (stories) , Keter, 2002 [Makom Tov La-Layla]
The Women My Father Knew (novel) , Keter, 2005 [Ha-Nashim Shel Aba]
Sonia Mushkat (play), Or-Am, 2006 [Sonia Mushkat]
Appeles from the Desert (play), Or-Am, 2006 [Tapuchim Min Ha-Midbar]
The Banality of Love (play) , Or-Am, 2009 [Ha-Banaliyut shel Ha-Ahava]
Rochele Is Getting Married (play), Or-Am, 2010 [Rocheleh Mitchatenet]
I Am Speaking to You Chinese (play), Or-Am, 2012 [Sinit Ani Medaberet Eleicha]
Horses on the Highway (play), Or-Am, 2012 [Susim Al Kvish Geha]
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PERFORMED PLAYS
Sonia Mushkat (Habima, 1998)
Iʹm Speaking to You in Chinese [Itʹs All Greek to Me] (Beit Lessin, 2005)
Apples from the Desert (Beit Lessin, 2006)
The Banality of Love (Theater Bonn, 2007)
Rochele Is Getting Married (Beit Lessin, 2010)
Horses on Geha Freeway [Horses on the Highway] (Beit Lessin, 2012)

Books in Translation

Translations below also include stories from Horses on the Highway & It's All Greek to Me
German: Mannheim, Persona, 1992; 1995; pback: Frankfurt, Fischer, 1995
English: New York, Feminist Press, 1998; London, Loki, 1998
Chinese: Guangzhou, Flower City, 1994
Italian: Rome,edizioni e/o, 2001
Estonian: Tallinn, Loomingu Raamatukogu, 2001
Polish: Warsaw, Claroscura, forthcoming
Italian: Rome, edizioni e/o, 2000
German: Munich, dtv, 2000, 2002
English: New York, Persea, 2001
Italian: Rome, edizioni e/o, 2002
German: Munich, dtv, 2002
English: New York, Feminist Press, forthcoming
English: New York, Persea, 2005
German: Munich, dtv, 2005
Italian: Rome, edizioni e/o, 2005
French: Paris, Buchet-Chastel/Caracteres, 2008
Slovak: Bratislava, MilaniuM, 2010
Italian: Rome, edizioni e/o, 2008
German, Munich, dtv, 2008
English: New York, Persea, 2010
Italian: Rome, edizioni e/o, 2010
Spanish: Mexico, El Milagro, 2013

Five Plays
Polish: Warsaw, ADIT, 2012

Manuscripts available in English translation (for publishers only)
Selected stories
Selected plays
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