Semel, Nava

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Semel, Nava Gender: F
Nava Artzi
born on 15 September 1954 at 17:40 (= 5:40 PM )
Place Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel, 32n04, 34e46
Timezone IST h2e (is standard time)
Data source
Accuracy in question
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Ben Aharon
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 22°15' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 01°12 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 20°48'

Nava Semel
photo: Isaac Shokal, license cc-by-sa-4.0


Israeli author, playwright, screenwriter and translator. Her short story collection Kova Zekhukhit (Hat of Glass) was the first work of fiction published in Israel to address the topic of the "Second Generation" - children of Holocaust survivors.

Semel published sixteen books, plays, opera libretti, poetry and screenplays. She also wrote plays and translated for the Hebrew stage. Her acclaimed novel "And the Rat Laughed" was adapted into an opera libretto in 2005.

She was the younger sister of Israeli rock musician Shlomo Artzi.

Died after a six-month battle with cancer on 2 December 2017, Tel Aviv

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Eyal Ben-Aharon quotes her in an article she described her birth "at dusk" [1]


  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Vocation : Writers : Translator