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Dorit Rabinyan

Dorit Rabinyan was born in Kfar Saba, Israel, in 1972 to a Persian-Jewish family and now lives in Tel Aviv. She published her first novel at the age of 22. In addition to her novels, Rabinyan has written a screenplay for commercial television, Shuli`s Fiance, and a children's book. She now hosts a weekly TV culture program. Rabinyan has been awarded the Wiener Prize (1996), the Jewish Wingate Quarterly Award (1999), the Best Drama of the Year Award (1997) from the Israel Film Academy, the Prime Minister's Prize (2001), the Literary ACUM Award (2008) and the Bernstein Prize (2015).




Dorit Rabinyan

Books Published in Hebrew

Yes, Yes, Yes (poetry), Eked, 1990 [Ken, Ken, Ken]
Persian Brides (novel) , Am Oved, 1995 [Simtat Ha-Shkediyot Be-Oumrijan]
Our Weddings (Strand of a Thousand Pearls) (novel), Am Oved, 1999 [Ha-Chatunot Shelanu]
And Where Was I? (children-picture bk), Am Oved, 2006 [Az Eifo Hayiti Ani?]
Borderlife (novel), Am Oved, 2014 [Gader Chaya]

Books in Translation

Dutch: Amsterdam, Vassallucci, 1996; pback: Breda, De Geus, 1998
German: Munich, Goldmann, 1998
English: Edinburgh, Canongate, 1998; pback: 1999; 2004; New York, Braziller, 1998
Greek: Athens, Livani, 1999
Spanish: Barcelona, Martinez Roca, 1999; Barcelona, Planeta-De Agostini, 2000
Italian: Vicenza, Neri Pozza, 2000; pback: 2003
Portuguese: Alges, Difel, 2001
French: Paris, Denoel, 2002

Our Weddings (Strand of a Thousand Pearls)
Dutch: Amsterdam, Vassallucci, 2001
German: Frankfurt, Kluger, 2000
English: London, Bloomsbury, 2001; New York, Random House, 2002
Spanish: Barcelona, Lumen, 2002
Italian: Casale Monferrato, Piemme, 2002
Portuguese: Alges, Difel, 2002
Swedish: Stockholm, Natur och Kultur, 2002
Hungarian: Budapest, Europa, 2004

Borderlife

Italian: Milano, Longanesi, 2016

German: Cologne, Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2016, Berlin, Argon [Sound recording], 2016

NEWS
Zeruya Shalev was awarded the prestigious Femina prize, France, 2014
Zeruya Shalev's major novel 'The Remains of Love' won the prestigious Prix Femina and is still nominated for Prix Medicis, 2014. The novel has been recently released in French translation by Editions Gallimard. On the long list were 15 outstanding authors, inter alia, Margaret Atwood (Canada), Lily Brett (Australia), Maxime Ossipov (Russia) and Leonardo Padura (Cuba).
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Rome-Jerusalem Prize 2014 for Zeruya Shalev
Zeruya Shalev was recently awarded the prestigious Rome-Jerusalem Prize for the Italian translation of her novel 'The Remains of Love'
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Tami Shem-Tov wins the Lea Goldberg Prize for Children and Youth Books 2013
For her wonderful y/a novel 'I Am Not a Thief' about Janus Korczak`s orphanage.
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Gadi Taub, selected as "Best Untranslated Israeli Author" in Granta Magazine
The bars, pimps and pubs of 'Allenby Street' - a "masterfully constructed world of Dickensian variety," according to Etgar Keret.
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Limassol wins the Italian Marisa Giorgetti Award, 2013
Yishai Sarid`s amazing book 'Il Poeta di Gaza' - in Italian - is going from strength to strength!
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Orly Castel-Bloom
In case you`ve never heard Orly Castel-Bloom reading her own work, here`s a new YouTube of her reading her story "The Woman Who Wanted to Kill Someone." Enjoy!
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