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Deakla Keydar

Deakla Keydar, author, screenwriter and editor, was born in New York in 1975 and grew up in Israel. She studied screenwriting at the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School in Jerusalem and writes for adults as well as for youth and children. Keydar has published a novel, a collection of short stories, two best-selling books for youth and books for children. She has also written screenplays for TV, and several of her short stories are included in anthologies, both in Israel and abroad. Keydar lives in Tel Aviv and holds creative writing workshops.

In 2017 she was awarded the Devorah Omer Prize for Children's Literature. 

Deakla Keydar

Books Published in Hebrew

The Naked Lady (stories), Sifriat Poalim, 2003 [Ha-Gveret Ha-Eiroma]
Shlomtzi's Diary (youth), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2008 [Shlomtzi Kotevet Yoman]
Simply Complicated (youth) , Yedioth Ahronoth, 2011 [Mashehu Pashut Mesubach]
Mummy Don't Go! (children-picture bk), Kinneret, 2011 [Ima Nish'eret Ba-Gan]
The Sad Alligator and the Fly (children-picture bk), Kinneret, 2013 [Ha-Tanin He-Atzuv Ve-Ha-Zvuv]
Other People's Homes (novel) , Zmora-Bitan, 2014 [Batim Shel Acherim]
Georgie (children), Kinneret, 2016 [Jorji]

Books in Translation

Mummy Don't Go!
Greek: Metamorfossi, Psichologios, 2014
German: Freiburg, Kerle, 2015