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Shifra Horn

Born in Jerusalem, Shifra Horn has a BA in Biblical Studies, Archeology and Communications.
She has worked as spokesperson for the Ministry of Absorption, as a journalist, lecturer and TV host.

Horn now manages her own independent public relations firm. She has published four bestselling novels, a collection of short stories, three non-fiction books and two books for children.

In 2002, Horn was nominated Literary Woman of the Year by the financial daily, Globes. She has also been awarded the WIZO Prize (1997), the Book Publishers Association`s Gold and Platinum Book Prizes for her four novels, the Prime Minister`s Prize (2005), the ADAI-WIZO Prize (Italy, 2006), the Brenner Prize (2006), and the French WIZO Prize for Ode to Joy (2008).

Lecture Topics

 Real and Surreal Women of Jerusalem - from the novels of Shifra Horn.

 Ode to Joy  -  Shifra Horn’s prize winning first novel . A love story of loss and  redemption.
 My story with the Maranos ( the secret Jews of Portugal) – their discovery and renewed identity; told together with  the story of Horn’s ancestors.

 An Israeli View of Two very Different Societies – Japan and New Zealand.

 The Interpretation of Reality and Imagination in Horn’s writing of Magical Realism.
 From the Princesses who Influenced  Jerusalem to the Common Women of that Holy City.

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