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Shifra Horn

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Born in Jerusalem, Shifra Horn has a BA in biblical studies, archeology and communications. She has worked as spokesperson for the Ministry of Absorption; also as a journalist, lecturer and TV host. Later she has managed her own independent public relations firm. Horn has published six bestselling novels, a collection of short stories, three non-fiction books and four books for children. In 2002, Horn was nominated Literary Woman of the Year by the financial daily, Globes. She has also been awarded the WIZO Prize (1997), the Bat Yam Prize for Literature (1997), the Book Publishers Association’s Gold and Platinum Book Prizes for her five novels, the Prime Minister’s Prize (2005), the ADAI-WIZO Prize (Italy, 2006), the Brenner Prize (2006) and the French WIZO Prize for Ode to Joy (2008). For her novel Scorpion Dance [Promenade à Deux] she received the Culture Minister’s Prize (2014) and the ADEI-WIZO Prize (Italy, 2017).

Horn’s books have been published in ten languages, among which English (St Martin’s Press, Piatkus), French (Fayard), Italian (Fazi), German (Bertelsman, btb), Dutch (Archipel/ Arbeiderspers).

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