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Conversations With Israeli Authors: Dorit Rabinyan

Hosted By: The National Library of Israel (NLI)

Why did Dorit Rabinyan’s book become the focus of a political scandal in Israel and why was it banned from the high school curriculum?

Join the National Library of Israel for the third meeting in its Hebrew Book Month series “Conversations with Israeli Authors”.

On June 26th, the author Dorit Rabinyan will meet literary critic Yuval Avivi for an open conversation.

Dorit Rabinyan is an acclaimed Israeli author of Jewish-Iranian descent. She has been acknowledged as an outstanding writer since the publication of her first novel at the age of 22. Her richly textured language, acute observations and sense of empathy have gained her wide readership in Israel and beyond. Her critique of women’s marginalization is central to her first two novels: “Persian Brides” and “A Strand of a Thousand Pearls”.

Her third novel, “All the Rivers” (Random House), takes her female character to the heart of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. This book became an international best seller and was awarded the prestigious Bernstein Prize. In January 2016, “All the Rivers” became the focus of a political scandal in Israel when the Ministry of Education banned the book from the high school curriculum.

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