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Leah (Lea) Aini

Leah (Lea) Aini was born in Tel Aviv in 1962, and studied Hebrew language and literature. She works as an essayist and literary critic, and teaches creative writing. Aini has published novels, stories and novellas, poetry and a number of books for children and youth. Aini has been awarded the Wertheim Prize for Poetry (1988), the Adler Prize for Poetry (1988), the Tel Aviv Foundation Award (1993), the Prime Minister's Price twice (1994; 2004), the Bernstein Prize for Drama (2006), the Bialik Prize (2010) and the Neuman Prize (2014). Her novel Rose of Lebanon was a finalist for the Sapir Literary Prize (2010).           

Books Published in Hebrew            
Portrait (poetry), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1988 [Dyokan]
The Empress of Imagined Fertility (poetry), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1991 [Keisarit Ha-Piryon Ha-Medumeh]
The Sea Horse Race (stories & novella), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1991 [Giborei Kayitz]
Sand Tide (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1992 [Geut Ha-Chol]
Someone Must Be Here (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1995 [Mishehi Tzricha Lihiyot Kan]
Oleanders or Poisoned Love Stories (stories), Zmora-Bitan, 1997 [Hardufim: Sipurim Mur'alim Al Ahava]
Ashtoret (novel), Zmora-Bitan, 1999 [Ashtoret]
Sdommel (novella & two stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 2001 [Sdomm'el]
Giant, Queen, and the Master of Games (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2004 [Anak, Malka Ve-Oman Ha-Mischakim)
Rose of Lebanon (novel), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2009 [Vered Ha-Levanon)
Horsey (novel), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2012 [Susit]
The Native (novel & novella), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2014 [Bat Ha-Makom]
Ask Yourself (novella), Dvir, Heksherim, 2017 [Tish'ali] 
Call Me from Downstairs (youth), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1994 [Tikra Li Mi-Lemata]
Mr. Rabbit's Job Hunt (children-picture bk), Am Oved, 1994 [Mar Arnav Mechapes Avoda]
Hi, Yuli (youth), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1995 [Hei, Yuli!]
Half-Pint and Wandercloud; Octopina (children), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1996 [Chetzi Ve-Ananes; Tamnunina]
Song Me, Song Mummy (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2000 [Shir Ani, Shir Ima: Shirim Li-Ye'ela]
Parsley Ponytail (children), Kinneret, 2002 [Kuku Petrozilya]

Books in Translation             
Someone Must Be Here            
German: Frankfurt, Suhrkamp, 1997

Leah (Lea) Aini