Dorit Peleg

Dorit Peleg

  • Israel

Dorit Peleg was born in Haifa, Israel (1953), and lived for extended periods in Ethiopia, South America, Spain, China, and Nuweiba, Egypt. She studied computers, film, and history and philosophy of science and ideas. She worked (among other jobs) as a software engineer, a saleswoman at a kiosk, a melon-picker, a Chinese-style Hebrew teacher, and taught creative writing workshops. She is currently teaching workshops in Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design and in Oranim Academic College, where she also teaches a course in the field of interdisciplinary arts studies. Thus far, she has published two novels and two short story collections. Her books have been awarded the Israeli Prime Minister’s Grant for Literature, the Tel Aviv Foundation Grant for Literature and Art, the Haim Kugel Prize, and residency grants by the Millay Colony for the Arts in the United States, the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies (OCHJS), and Mishkenot Sha’ananim in Jerusalem. Her stories have been included in anthologies in Israel and other countries. She is a mother of two, and lives in Tel Aviv.

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