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Galila Ron-Feder-Amit

גלילה רון פדר עמית

Galila Ron-Feder-Amit was born in Haifa in 1949. She has a degree in biblical studies and Hebrew literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. For seven years she was foster-mother to 10 children from broken homes, and she recorded her experiences in a fictional series that was broadcast on radio and adapted for the stage and TV. The film, To Myself, won First Prize at the Frankfurt Children’s Film Festival. In 1972, she founded a children’s nature magazine. She has also been the editor of a science magazine for young readers and editor of a children’s magazine. Ron-Feder-Amit has published six novels for adults and about 400 books for children and youth, many of which have been broadcast, filmed and serialized in children’s and teen magazines. She received the Publishers Association’s Gold and Platinum Prizes (2006; 2008; 2011), the World Zionist Organization Award for Lifetime Achievement and Social Involvement (2008) and the Devorah Omer Prize (2015).

Photo by: Dan Porges

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