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Michal Govrin

Michal Govrin was born in Tel Aviv in 1950. She studied literature and theater at Tel Aviv University and received her Ph.D from the University of Paris. Govrin writes poetry and fiction, and is also a theater director, specializing in Jewish theater and ritual. She teaches drama at the Jerusalem School for Visual Theater, is academic chair of the theater department at Emunah College, and frequently lectures abroad. Govrin has been awarded the Margalit Prize for Theater Direction (1977), the Tel Aviv Foundation Award (1984), the Kugel Prize (1998) for The Name, a nomination for the Koret Jewish Book Award (USA, 1999) the Prime Minister's Prize (1998) and the ACUM Prize for Snapshots (2003). She was also decorated as Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France, 2013).  

Michal Govrin

Books Published in Hebrew

That Very Hour (poetry), Sifriat Poalim, 1981 [Ota Shaʹa]
Hold on to the Sun (stories) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1984 [Leʹehoz Ba-Shemesh]
That Nightʹs Seder (poetry), Ha-Bamah, 1989 [Seder Ha-Laiya Ha-ze]
Wordʹs Bodies (poetry), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1990 [Gufey Milim]
The Name (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1995; 2013 [Ha-Shem]
The Making of the Sea, a Chronicle of Interpretation (poetry, fiction & art), Hareʹel, Artist Book, 1998; Carmel, 2000 [Maʹaseh Ha-Yam, Chronikat Perush]
Snapshots (novel), Am Oved, 2002 [Hevzekim]
We Were as Dreamers (autobiography), Carmel, 2005 [Hayinu Ke-Cholmin]
Body of Prayer [with Jacques Derrida and David Shapiro] (essay), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ The Mofet Institute, 2013 [Guf Tfila]
Love on the Shore (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2013 [Ahava Al Ha-Chof]

Books in Translation

English: New York, The Feminist Press, 2010 

The Name
English: New York, Riverhead Books, 1998; pback: 1999

Body of Prayer, with Jacques Derrida and David Shapiro (essay)
English: New York, The Cooper Union School of Architecture, 2001

English: New York, Riverhead Books, 2007
French: Paris, Sabine Wespieser, 2008 

Love on the Shore
French: Paris, Sabine Wespieser, 2013


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