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Ruth Almog

רות אלמוג

Ruth Almog was born in Petah Tikva, Israel, in 1936 to an Orthodox family of German descent. She studied literature and philosophy at Tel Aviv University, and has taught at all levels, from elementary school to the departments of philosophy and film at Tel Aviv University. Almog has also been deputy editor of the literary section of the daily Haaretz, and writer-in-residence at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. At present, she writes literary reviews for Haaretz.

Almog has received the Ze’ev Prize twice (1985; 2000), the Brenner Prize (1989), the Yad Vashem Prize (2000), an Andersen Honor Citation (2000), the Agnon Prize (2001), the Neuman Prize (2004), the German Gerty Spies Prize for Literature (Rheinland-Pfalz, 2004), the Bialik Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2006), the Prime Minister’s Prize twice (1995; 2007) and the ACUM Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2011).

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