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June 20, 1963 |
|Occupation||Author and actress|
Alona Kimhi was born in Lvov, Ukraine (then in the Soviet Union), in 1966 and emigrated to Israel with her family in 1972. Following her graduation from the Beit Zvi Academy for Performing Arts, she became a stage and film actress. In 1993, Kimhi started writing plays, lyrics and essays. Since 1996, she has published two novels, a collection of short stories and a book for children. She also wrote the lyrics to many of her partner Izhar Ashdot's songs.
Her books have been published in 14 languages.
- In 1996, Kimhi was awarded the ACUM Book of the Year Prize for I, Anastasia.
- In 1999, she was the joint recipient of the Bernstein Prize (original Hebrew noval category), for her first novel, Weeping Susannah. The other prize recipient was Yocheved Reisman.
- In 2001, she received the French WIZO Prize.
- In 2001, she was awarded the Prime Minister's Prize.
- Books Published in Hebrew
- I, Anastasia (stories), Keter, 1996 [Ani, Anastasia]
- Weeping Susannah (novel), Keter, 1999 [Susannah Ha-Bochiah]
- Lily La Tigresse (novel), Keter, 2004 [Lily La Tigresse]
- Victor and Masha (novel), Keter, 2012
- Superbabe and the Enchanted Circle Jerusalem, Keter, 2001 [Mushlemet Ve Ha-Maagal Ha-Mechushaf]
- Books in Translation
- I, Anastasia
English: London/New York,Toby Press, 2000
German: in paperback: Berlin, Berlin Verlag, 2005
French: Paris, Gallimard, 2008
- Weeping Susannah
Dutch: Amsterdam, Meulenhoff, 2001
French: Paris, Gallimard, 2001; in paperback: Gallimard/Folio, 2003
English: London, Harvill, 2001; New York, Harvill/Farrar Straus, 2002, ISBN 978-1-86046-903-9
Italian: Milan, Rizzoli, 2001
Swedish: Stockholm, Wahlstrom/Widstrand, 2001
Portuguese: Lisbon, Asa, 2002
Finnish: Helsinki, Tammi, 2003
Greek: Athens, Psichogios, 2002
German: Munich, Carl Hanser, 2002; in paperback: Berlin, Berlin Verlag, 2004
Spanish: Barcelona, Galaxia Gutenberg, 2004
Polish: Warsaw, WAB, 2006
Chinese: Hefei, Anhui Literature & Art Pubs, 2008
Turkish: Istanbul, Aclik Defter, forthcoming
- Lily La Tigresse
German: Munich, Carl Hanser, 2006; pback: Berlin, Berlin Verlag, forthcoming
French: Paris, Gallimard, 2006; in paperback: Folio, 2007
Portuguese: Porto, Asa, 2009
Italian: Milan, Ugo Guanda, 2007