Shoham Smith

Shoham Smith

  • Israel

Shoham Smith is an Israeli writer, translator and literary critic. She was born in Jerusalem in 1966 and grew up in the Jordan Valley. Smith is a graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and the literature department of Tel Aviv University. Her short stories were published in a variety of magazines. Her first collection of stories, Things that my Hear Fails to Tell was published in 1996. Since then, she has published an additional collection of stories and an illustrated novel, as well as about 20 children’s books. Smith also wrote a children’s play, a script based on Ronit Yedaya’s novel “Skin” and several songs. Among the books she translated into Hebrew are Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens and Edith Nesbit’s The Railway Children. Her literary reviews are regularly published in the Israeli press and she is a columnist for the Seventh Eye magazine. For her work, Smith has received a scholarship from the Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts, the Prime Minister’s Prize, the ACUM Prize, and the Dvora Omer Award. She teaches writing workshops and lives in Tel Aviv with her partner Amnon Katz and her three children.


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