Mar 09, 2022
Naomi Gal

Naomi Gal is a writer, translator, editor and a professor. She is the author of 16 books, fiction, non-fiction and children’s books in Hebrew and English. Her latest books are Daphne’s Seasons 2007, Free to Be 2009, Soap Opera 2011. She studied at the Sorbonne and has 3 masters from Haute Ecole du Journalism, Haute Etudes International and Haute etudes Social Paris, France

N. Gal translated and edited dozens of books, fiction and non-fiction, some are the autobiographies and biographies of Nathan Sharansky, Itzhak Rabin, Raymonda Hawa Tawil, and Nancy Reagan.

Gal was part of the founding team of Israeli Television and a journalist with Maariv and Yedioth Aharonot from 1968-1997. Since 2003 she has been teaching a myriad of courses at Lafayette and Moravian College among them War in Literature, Israeli Translated Literature, Holocaust Literature in First Person, Creative Writing, American Jewish Literature, Judaism Then and Now, Women Behind the Camera, Happiness, The Holy Grail of Western Society.

Since 2017 Gal translates Yizkor Books from Hebrew to English for JewishGen.

Gal is the recipient of the Jerusalem Prize for Roman Romanti 1993, the Witzo Prize for Creative Women in 1999 and prizes for two of her screenplays in 1978 and 1990.