Esther Bendahan

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Esther Bendahan Cohen (Tétouan, 1964) is a Moroccan-Spanish writer.

Her Sephardic Moroccan family went to Madrid when she was a child, in this city she studied Psychology and French Literature. She is the director of the television program Shalom (RTVE) and the organizer of Centro Sefarad-Israel.

Books[edit]

  • Soñar con Hispania (Dreaming of Hispania) (with Ester Benari), Ediciones Tantín, 2002
  • La sombra y el mar (Shadow and Sea), Morales del Coso, 2003
  • Deshojando alcachofas (Putting the Leaves off Some Artichokes), Seix Barral, 2005
  • Déjalo, ya volveremos (Let It Be, We'll Come Back Some Day), Seix Barral, 2006, where she tells her childhood and the disintegration of Moroccan Jewish communities.
  • La cara de Marte (Mars' Face), Algaida, 2007.
  • El secreto de la reina persa (Persian Queen's Secret), La Esfera de los Libros, 2009
  • Tratado del alma gemela, Ediciones del Viento, 2012. Award: XXII Premio de Narrativa Gonzalo Torrente Ballester.

Prizes[edit]

  • Premio Fnac, Deshojando alcachofas.
  • Tigre Juan Award, 2006 with La cara de Marte[1]
  • Premio Torrente ballester, 2011, El tratado del alma gemela.

Translations[edit]

  • Au nom de l'Autre: Réflexions sur l'antisémitisme qui vient , Alain Finkielkraut, Seix Barral, 2005 (with Adolfo García Ortega).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neira, Susana (16 December 2006). "Esther Bendahan se hace con el Tigre Juan con la novela 'La cara de Marte'" [Esther Bendahan Takes the Tigre Juan with the Novel 'La cara de Marte']. El Comercio (in Spanish). Oviedo. Retrieved 4 September 2018.

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