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Shulamit Lapid

שולמית לפיד

Shulamit Lapid was born in Tel Aviv in 1934. She majored in Middle Eastern studies and English literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. A former chairperson of the Hebrew Writers Association in Israel, Lapid is the author of novels, collections of short stories, literary thrillers, plays, a book of poetry and  books for children and youth. She has received the Prime Minister’s Prize for Literature (1987), the International Theater Institute Award (1988), the German Krimipreis (1996), the Neuman Prize (1996), the Book Publishers Association’s Gold and Platinum Prizes for Nunia (2006; 2007), the Book Publishers Association’s Gold Prize for Maybe They Were Not (2011) and for Human Error (2013) and the Steimatzky Prize for Human Error (2013).

Photo by: Lihi Lapid

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