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Gabriela Avigur-Rotem

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Gabriela Avigur-Rotem was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1946 and came to Israel in 1950. She holds a degree in Hebrew and English literature. She has taught literature at high school and directed writing workshops at Haifa and Ben Gurion Universities. She now works as an editor at Haifa University Publishing House.

Avigur-Rotem published her first book of poetry in 1980 and her first novel in 1992. She has been awarded the Peter Schweipert Prize for Young Writers, the Rabinowitz Prize for Poetry (1990), the Prime Minister’s Prize twice (1992; 2001), the Keshet Publishers’ Gold and Platinum Book Prizes as well as the Goldberg Prize for her bestselling novel Heatwave and Crazy Birds (2001), the President’s Prize (2002), the WIZO Prize (France, 2006) and the Geffen Prize for Every Story Is a Sudden Cat (2014).

Photo by: Itamar Rotem

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