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Amalia Rosenblum

Amalia Rosenblum, a writer and psychologist, was born in New York in 1974 and grew up in the Jewish-Arab city of Jaffa, a captivating and polarized environment that often figures in her writing.


At age 18, Rosenblum returned to New York, graduated valedictorian of her class at CCNY and received a Ph.D. in psychology from The New School for Social Research. Her work as an extern at the psychiatric ward at Beth Israel Medical Center inspired a short story that was later published in Granta: Hebrew. She moved back to Tel Aviv in her 30s where she lives, writes and works as a therapist today.


Rosenblum began writing at a very early age. Her latest novel, Saul Searching (Keter, 2020), topped the bestseller list for over three months and received critical acclaim.


Rosenblum was co-writer of two prime-time TV dramas centering on romantic and familial relationships. She writes a weekly column in Haaretz, in which she discusses hotly debated topics based on insights from her work with couples.


Her books have been translated into German (Beltz & Gelberg) and Italian (Salani).

Amalia Rosenblum

Books Published in Hebrew

And Everything Seems Possible (novel), Keter, 2004 [Ve-Nidme She-Ha-Kol Efshari]
Where the Village Road Ends (youth) , Keter, 2006 [Ad Ktze Ha-Moshav]
Speechless: How Contemporary Israeli Culture is Reflected in Language [with Zvi Triger] (non-fiction), Dvir, 2007 [Le-Lo Milim: Ha-Tarbut Ha-Isra'elit Bi-Re'i Ha-Safa]
The Sheep with a Black Spot (youth) , Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2014 [Zot Im Ha-Ketem Ha-Shachor]
Saul Searching (novel) , Keter, 2020 [Zman Shaul]

Books in Translation

German: Weinheim, Beltz & Gelberg, 2009; pback: 2010
Italian: Milan, Salani, 2010; Brescia, La Scuola, 2011
Chinese: Nanjing, Jiangsu Children's Pub., forthcoming
German: Weinheim, Beltz & Gelberg, 2018