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Tami Shem-Tov

Tami Shem-Tov was born in Kiryat Ono, Israel, in 1969, and lives in Tel Aviv. After working as a journalist for a number of years, she now teaches creative writing at the University of Haifa and holds meetings with children. Shem-Tov has written several books for children and youth and a children's play. Her first book, Just for Milli, was awarded the Ze'ev Prize (1999); her second, Matti's Orange Revolution, has been adapted for the stage. Letters from Nowhere received the Yad Vashem Prize (2007), the Ze'ev Prize (2008) and the German Children's Literature Award (2010). She also received the Prime Minister's Prize (2011). Shem-Tov's latest book for youth, I'm not a Thief, was awarded the DafDaf Prize (2012), the Lea Goldberg Prize (2013), an Andersen Honor Citation (2014) the Public Libraries Award (2014) and the Bialik Prize (2014).

Tami Shem-Tov

Books Published in Hebrew

Just for Milli (youth), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1998 [Rak Bishvil Milli]
Matti’s Orange Revolution (children) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2000 [Mahapechat Ha-Tapuzim Shel Mati]
Only Galia Can See Them (youth), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2002 [Rak Galia Roʹa Otam]
Letters from Nowhere (crossover) , Dvir, 2007 [Ve-Eich Korʹim Lach Achshav]
The God in the Machine (youth) , Kinneret, 2009 [Deus: Ha-El She-Be-Thoch Ha-Mechona]]
The Story of Ben Yehuda (children), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2010 [Ha-Sipur Shel Eliezer Ben-Yehuda]
Cat, Come Home: A Childrenʹs Guide to Raising Cats (children), Am Oved, 2011 [Hatul Ba Habaita: Madrich Li-Yladim Le-Gidul Hatulim]
Iʹm Not a Thief (youth) , Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2012 [Ani Lo Ganav]
Mari Curie (children), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan [Mari Kiri She-Gilta Et Ha-Karnayim Ha-Chazakot Ba-Olam]
A Concert in the Sand [with Rachella Sandbank] (children-picture bk) , Keter, 2013 [Kontzert Ba-Cholot]
Malka, a Queen in Jerusalem [with Rachella Sandbank] (children-picture bk) , 2015 [Malka Bi-Yerushalayim]
Coming Home [with Rachella Sandbank] (children-picture bk) , Keter, 2017 [Habayta]
Saba Sabich (children) , Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2017 [Saba Sabich]

Books in Translation

Spanish: Barcelona, Planeta, 2008; Emece, 2010
Catalan: Barcelona, Columna, 2008
Dutch: Amsterdam, Sirene, 2009; pback: MM Boeken, 2011
German: Frankfurt, Fischer, 2009
Italian: Milan, Piemme, 2010  
Japanese: Tokyo, Iwanami Shoten, 2011
Japanese: Tokyo, Fukuinkan, 2015
English: Minneapolis, Kar-Ben, 2017 
English: Minneapolis, Kar-Ben,2017

Mari Curie

Arabic: Bnei Brak, The Israel Center for Books and Libraries, 2015

Albert Einstein

Chinese (Taiwan Complex): Taipei, 2018

The Story of Ben Yehuda

Dutch: Waalwijk, Vereniging tot Bevordering van Kennis van Hebreeuws, 2020