Dorit Rabinyan is an acclaimed Israeli author from a Jewish-Iranian descent. She is the recipient of the Vinner Prize, the ACUM Award, The Prime Minister’s Prize and the Jewish Wingate Quarterly Award (London). Her first two novels PERSIAN BRIDES (Canongate) and A STRAND OF A THOUSAND PEARLS (Random House) were translated into fifteen languages.
In 2014 Rabinyan published her third novel, All THE RIVERS (Random House), an International best seller. The novel was named one of the ten best books of the year by Ha’aretz newspaper and was also awarded the prestigious Bernstein Award for Literature. In January 2016 ALL THE RIVERS became the center of a political scandal in Israel when the Ministry of Education banned the book from high school’s curriculum.
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