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Hana Goldberg

Hana Goldberg was born in Haifa, Israel. She did her military service as a journalist during the Yom Kippur War, and after her discharge studied philosophy and English literature at Haifa University. She then moved to Tel Aviv and worked as an editor at various magazines. Later, she became a successful lyricist, working with some of the biggest names in Israeli popular music. She also wrote her own column on children's literature in Israel's web portal Ynet. From 2002 to 2005 Goldberg was chairperson of the Board of Directors of ACUM, Israel's society of authors, composers and music publishers. At present, she holds creative writing workshops.

Goldberg has published a number of bestselling novels, children's books and collections of poetry. She has written hundreds of lyrics, many of which have become hits in Israel. In 2015 she was awarded the ACUM Prize for Lifetime Achievement. 

Books Published in Hebrew

A Novel in Short Lines (poetry), Amit, 1985 [Roman Be-Shurot Ktzarot]
Not a Word about Love (novel), Keter, 2000 [Af Mila Al Ahava]
When Life Begins (novel), Keter, 2002 [Kshe-Ha-Chayim Yatchilu]
No Horses Speak Hebrew (lyrics), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2005 [Ein Susim She Medabrim Ivrit: Ha-Shirim, Ha-Sipurim Ve-Ha-Rega'im She-Lifnei]
Slander (novel), Keter, 2007 [Diba]
My Unknown Lover (novel), Keter, 2012 [Ahuvi Ha-Lo Yadua]
Dalit Can't Decide (children), Massada, 1991 [Dalit Lo Yechola Lehachlit]
Shoo [Kishta] (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1994; board bk, 2010 [Kishta]
Moshele Enters a Diskette (children), Keter, 1994 [Moshele Oleh Al Disket]
The Surprise (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1995 [Ha-Hafta'a]
A Monkey with Glasses (children-picture bk), Keter, 1999; Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2015 [Kof Mishkafof]
Friends of Different Colors (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2000; board bk: 2012
Who Kidnapped the Computer Princess? (children), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2001 [Mi Chataf Et Nesichat Ha-Machshev?]
Pink Tears (children-picture bk),Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2001; board bk: 2010 [Dma'ot Vrudot]
Ori Flies to the Moon (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2004 [Ori Tas La-Yare'ach]
Kishta, Don't Cry (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2007 [Kishta Al Tivki]
ShukiMuki (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2010 [ShukiMuki]
Spaghetti (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2012 [Spaghetti]
If I Were a Lion (children-picture bk) , Am Oved, 2016 [Ilu Hayiti Aryeh]

Books in Translation

Not a Word about Love

English: Amazon Digital Services, 2014


Shoo [Kishta]

Arabic: Haifa, Merkaz adab al Atfal al-Arabi fi Israel/ Tel Aviv, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1999

English: CreateSpace, 2015


Pink Tears

English: CreateSpace, 2015