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.

These days, Shiri-Horowitz is working on two novels. One is a biography of an injured soldier in the first Lebanon War, and the other is a novel based on a personal story. She blogs in The Marker, WordPress and writes for two newspapers: “Seattlon”, and “Jewish Life in Seattle”.

Shiri-Horowitz lectures on her books worldwide and is pleased to be in contact with her readers.


ABOUT REVITAL’S PRESENTATIONS Revital Shiri-Horowitz is an experienced teacher and presenter to Jewish communities and audiences. Using her own life story, her family story and excerpts of her novel, Revital Shiri-Horowitz generates a warm and uplifting experience for the listener. Her overall mission is to connect her audiences to their roots.

DAUGHTERS OF IRAQ by Revital Shiri-Horowitz


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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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  3. P. C. Zick says:

    I’m very happy to meet your acquaintance via Christoph’s blog post. I also host authors on my blog Writing Whims on Author Wednesday. I’ve added your book to my “to read” list, so if you’d like to do a guest post or interview, I’d love to host you. I’m book through mid-June, so contact me if you’re interested. I look forward to reading Daughters of Iraq.

  4. P. C. Zick says:

    Please email me at pczick@verizon.net if you’d like a feature spot on my second blog, Writing Whims.

  5. Eta says:

    A marvelous read! I’d known almost nothing about Jews from Iraq. May I hope for a sequel telling what becomes of Noa after she tosses the note-address into the sea?

    Thanks for this eloquent, moving story.

  6. archecotech says:

    Hello Revital Shiri-Horowitz,
    I was doing some research for my blog when I stumbled upon yours. I hope you don’t mind me doing a pingback to your blog from mine. Some time ago I started creating posts called Mirror Reflections which show the similarities between countries and cultures, not only in the beauty of their landscapes but in other ways to. It’s become a bit of an evolution of sorts, connecting expats, writers, photographers, and just plain everyday people together. I share a small portion of one of your posts hoping it will encourage others to visit your blog. I’m finding it is expanding my world view and hope it will do the same for others. If interested come take a look, I blog about my experiences in Russia and try to help others see Russia in a whole different light.


  7. Melissa says:

    Could not have been posted at a better time for us. We are going in for testing on Amelia. Your positive spin on living with learning disabilities makes me feel that much better about the whole process. Thanks!

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