Nava Semel

Award-winning Israeli author and playwright Nava Semel was born in Tel Aviv and has an MA in art history. She has worked as a journalist, art critic, and TV, radio and recording producer. She has written sixteen books and four plays.

Her works include:
A Hat of Glass, the first Israeli book in prose to focus on the children of Holocaust survivors (published 1985; new edition, 1998; translated into German, Italian and Romanian.)
Becoming Gershona, winner of the National Jewish Book Award in the USA (1990); published by Viking Penguin; translated into Italian, German, Romanian, and Dutch. Adapted for Israeli television.
Flying Lessons published by Simon & Schuster (1995); adapted for the Israeli television; translated into German, Czech, Italian, Spanish, and Dutch. Soon to become an Opera (2008).

In addition, she wrote Night Games (1994) and her one-woman play The Child behind the Eyes, first produced in 1986, ran on the Israeli stage for 11 years.