Michal Govrin


was born in Tel Aviv as the daughter of an Israeli pioneer father and a mother who survived the Holocaust. She ist working as a novelist poet and theatre director in Jerusalem. Govrin has published ten books of poetry and fiction. In 2010 she has been selected by the Salon du Livre of Paris as one of the most influential writers of the past thirty years. Her novel Snapshots (Hevzekim, 2002) was awarded the 2003 Acum Prize for the Best Literary Achievement of the Year and was published in English translation (Riverhead Books, 2007) and French translation, Sur le vif, 2008 Sabine Wespieser, Editeur). Michal Govrin received her Ph.D. at the University of Paris for her thesis, Contemporary Sacred Theatre, dealing with theatre and ritual religious ritual. Govrin is married and has two daughters. She holds the academic chair of the Theatre Department of the Emunah College, and has u.a. taught at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, lectures at The Cooper Union School of Architecture in New York.