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Roni Gelbfish

Roni Gelbfish was born in Kibbutz Bror Chail in the Negev in 1969. After completing her military service, she worked in various jobs: as sound technician, poultry farmer, machine operator in a factory, computer programmer, seasonal cherry picker, bookseller, and more. Later, she became a news reporter and then feature journalist, working at many of Israel’s prominent newspapers and news websites. At present she leads writing workshops and works as a translator.

Gelbfish received the Ramat Gan Prize (2010) for her debut novel, A Dirty Little Story, and the DafDaf, Ha-Pinkas and Golden Griffin awards (2015) for Lake of Shadows, her y/a fantasy novel. In 2016, Lake of Shadows was awarded the Geffen Prize for the best fantasy book. 


Books Published in Hebrew

Lake of Shadows (youth) , Dag Zahav, 2015 [Agam Ha-Tzlalim]
A Dirty Little Story (novel), Zmora-Bitan, 2010 [Sipur Katan U-Meluchlach]

Books in Translation


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