About Revital Shiri-Horowitz
Revital Shiri-Horowitz was born in 1965 and grew up in Holon, Ramat Gan and Herzliya. From an early age she wrote poems and stories, and even kept a diary from the age of ten. Shiri-Horowitz served in the IDF, after her military service, she studied at Tel Aviv University for a Bachelor’s degree in Hebrew literature and Geography. After graduating, she spent a year living in London with her partner whom she later married.
After returning to Israel, they moved to Haifa and she studied for an MA in Geography and a teaching certificate. In 1995, the young family, now having her first born, moved to Seattle Washington where she gave birth to her second child. After three years, the family returned to Israel and settled in Zichron Yaakov, where she gave birth to their third child. While in Israel, she studied for a second Master’s degree in Hebrew literature at Tel Aviv University and began writing her first book “Daughter of Iraq”; a historical fiction novel based on her family story.
The book won an award of encouragement from the Babylonian Jewry Heritage. After three and a half years the family moved back to the US for the second time, where Shiri-Horowitz had her fourth son. Then, she wrote her second book, “Hope to See you soon”, who deals with Israeli
immigrants, always split between two worlds. She returned with her family to Israel twice more, but every time the family moved back to United States.
TIn January 2018 she published her third book “It`s Just Your Imagination”. The book is about her personal journey as a daughter of a narsicitic mother. The book also gives some tools on how to recognize and heal yourself.
Shiri-Horowitz blogs both, in English and in Hebrew. She writes poetry and writes for the “Seattlon”.
Shiri-Horowitz lectures on her books worldwide and is pleased to be in contact with her readers.
Shiri-Horowitz loves to read, listen to music and watch movies. She loves to travel and meet new people. She likes to spend some time with her boys and husband, and walk her two dogs: Luly (Labradoodle) and Sheleg (Havanese Silk) on nice days. She loves connecting with her readers, and enjoy giving lectures about her books around the world.
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About Daughters of Iraq
“A Window in a Lost World” Daughters of Iraq is a lovingly written story of a Jewish world that no longer exists. The window into the life of Jews living in Iraq in the first half of the 20th century presented in this personal novel was fascinating. Sharing their experiences of being uprooted from their ancient homeland and moved to their modern and ancestral homeland of Israel provides one with a sense of what life was like for Mizrahi Jews in Israel’s early days. Life was not easy and assimilating into an Israel run by European Jews and Sabras was difficult. The multigenerational telling of the story of Violet, Farida and Noa is compelling and engaging. I recommend this novel to anyone who wants to learn more about the Iraqi Jewish community, life in Israel or just wants to enjoy a lovingly written story of family and change. — Review by NanceSea on Barnes & Noble
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