Award-winning Israeli and international author and playwright Nava Semel will give a lecture on how writing can act as a bridge between cultures.
Nava Semel has written seventeen books of fiction, plays, scripts and opera libretti. Ms. Semel was born in Jaffa-Tel Aviv and has an MA in Art History from the Tel Aviv University. She has worked as a journalist, art critic, TV, radio and music producer.
Nava Semelwon the Israeli Prime Minister's Award for Literature in 1996 and theWomen Writers of the Mediterranean award in France 1994. She was awarded "Women of the Year in Literature of the City of Tel Aviv" in 2007.She translates plays for the Israeli stage. Semel is a member of the Board of Directors of Massuah - the Institute for Holocaust Studies and The Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel. She was a member of the Board of Governors of Yad Vashem for many years.