Lea Aini

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Lea Aini (Hebrew: לאה איני‬) (born 1962 Tel Aviv), is an Israeli author and poet, who has written over twenty books.[1]

Her 2009 novel The Rose of Lebanon, her eighth prose book, deals with the stories that a female soldier volunteer tells about her childhood as the daughter of a Holocaust survivor from Saloniki.


  • In 1988, Eini won the Wertheim Prize for Poetry and the Adler Prize for Poetry.
  • In 1993, she was awarded the Prime Minister's award for young authors, which she received again in 2003.[1]
  • In 1994, she received the Tel Aviv Foundation Award.
  • In 2006, she received the Bernstein Prize (original Hebrew language play category).[2]
  • In 2010, she was awarded the Bialik Prize for literature, (jointly with Shlomit Cohen-Assif and Mordechai Goldman).

Books Published in Hebrew[2][edit]


  • Diokan ("Portrait"), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1988
  • Keisarit Ha-Pirion Ha-Medumeh ("The Empress of Imagined Fertility"), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/Siman Kriah, 1991

Short fiction[edit]

  • Giborei Kayits ("The Sea Horse Race" - stories & novella), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/Siman Kriah, 1991
  • Hardufim, O Sipurim Mur`alim Al Ahava ("Oleanders or Poisoned Love Stories" - stories) Zmora Bitan, 1997
  • Sdommel (novella & two stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/Siman Kriah, 2001


  • Geut Ha-Hol ("Sand Tide"), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/Siman Kriah, 1992
  • Mishehi Tzricha Lihiot Kan ("Someone Must Be Here"), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/Siman Kriah, 1995
  • Ashtoret ("Astarte"), Zmora Bitan, 1999
  • Anak, Malka ve-Aman Hamiskhakim ("Giant, Queen, and the Master of Games"), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2004
  • Vered Ha-Levanon ("Rose of Lebanon"), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2009
  • Susit ("Horsey"), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2012
  • Bat ha-Makom ("The Native" - novel & novella), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2014

Youth titles[edit]

  • Tikrah Li Mi-Lemata ("Call Me from Downstairs"), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1994
  • Hei, Yuli ("Hi, Yuli"), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1995

Children's titles[edit]

  • Mar Arnav Mehapes Avoda ("Mr. Rabbit's Job Hunt"), Am Oved, 1994
  • Hetzi Ve-Ananas: Tamnunina ("Half-Pint and Wandercloud: Octopina"), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1996
  • Shir Ani, Shir Eema ("One Song Me, One Song Mummy"), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2000
  • Kuku Petrozilia ("Parsley Ponytail"), Kinneret, 2002

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Lev-Ari, Shiri (2003-12-01). ארבעה-עשר סופרים זכו בפרס ראש הממשלה [Fourteen Authors Win Prime Minister's Award] (in Hebrew). HaAretz, Walla! News. Retrieved 2010-06-22. 
  2. ^ a b "Leah (Lea) Aini". The Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature. Retrieved 2015-02-24. 

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