Nava Semel 1954–2017 Author, playwright and translator

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Award-winning Israeli and international author and playwright Nava Semel has written seventeen books of fiction, plays, scripts and opera libretti. She 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.

Semel translates plays for the Israeli stage and 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.

She had participated in international conventions in Israel, Germany, Austria, France, USA, UK, Egypt, Romania, Ireland, Italy, Australia and more.

Semel is married with three children. She lives in Tel Aviv, Israel.


See also

Nava Semel's internet site
Nava Semel's Facebook page
Interview with Nava Semel (in Hebrew)


And the Rat Laughed Drama, Fantasy, Poetic Drama Subject: Holocaust, Legend | 2005 $ he  
The Child behind the Eyes Monodrama | 1987 $ he | English   
An Old Woman Monodrama Subject: Old Age | 1982 $ he  
Gong Girl Musical Subject: Legend | $ he  

* Temporary display of non-catalogued plays

An Old Woman: Monodrama for an actress
The Child Behind the Eyes: Monodrama for an actress
Hunger: Radio drama
Oldman: Monodrama for an actor
And the Rat Laughed: A Chamber Opera
Flying Lessons: Chamber Opera
Gong Girl: Musical Play for the entire family