Irit Linur

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Irit Linur (Hebrew: עירית לינור‎, born 1961) is an Israeli author.

Biography[edit]

Irit Linur was married to Alon Ben David, Senior Defense Correspondent for Israel Channel 10 and Middle East Correspondent for Jane's Defense Weekly.

Literary career[edit]

Linur started her writing career as a satirical columnist in local newspapers. Her first full-length novel was The Siren's Song, a best-selling romantic comedy set on the background of the Scud missile attacks on Tel-Aviv during the Gulf War in 1991. In 1994, the book was adapted into a feature-length film directed by Eytan Fox. The title refers to the air-raid sirens which sounded almost every night during the six weeks of the war. It is the story of an assertive professional woman who experiences emotional growth and romance. At the same time, the book is critical of Tel Aviv's superficial lifestyle. [1]

Linur's second novel, Two Snow Whites, is about a photographer who finds herself involved in a murder case. Sandler Ella, her third novel, depicts the glamorous life of media broadcasters. Her fourth novel, The Brown Girls, was adapted as a popular television mini-series. Linur has also published a book of humorous essays, The Secret Blonde.

Linur was a co-host on the radio show "The Final Word" on Galei Zahal, Israel's Military Radio. The show paired a liberal and a conservative discussing current events, with Linur playing the liberal part. However, in recent years she has expressed views hostile to liberal groups and persons in Israel. In 2002 Linur called for a boycott of Haaretz newspaper until it fires left-wing journalists Amira Hass and Gideon Levy.

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