Dorit Rabinyan is a novelist and a scriptwriter. She published her first novel, Persian Brides (Canongate, UK) at the age of 21 and her second, Strand of a Thousand Pearls (Random House, USA) at the age of 26. In addition to her two novels, Rabinyan wrote a television script for Israel commercial television, “Shuli’s Fiance” which won the Israeli Academy Award for the best drama of 1997. She has been awarded the Yitzhak Vinner Prize (1996), The Jewish Wingate Quarterly Award (1999) The Prime Minister Literary Award (2000) and The Acum Literary Award (2009). Rabinyan’s novels are translated into 15 languages worldwide.
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