Assaf Inbari

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Assaf Inbari
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OccupationWriter, novelist and journalist
Notable worksHome (Hebrew: הביתה‬)
Notable awards

Assaf Inbari (Hebrew: אסף ענברי‬) (born 1968) is an Israeli writer, novelist and journalist. He currently teaches at Kinneret College and Alma College in Tel Aviv.


Inbari was born and raised on Kibbutz Afikim,[1] the oldest of three children, and lived there until the age of 20.[2] He studied Hebrew and comparative literature at Tel Aviv and Bar-Ilan Universities and completed his Ph.D. on the poetry of Hayam Bialik in 2008.[2]

In 2005, he married his wife Naomi; the couple has one son and one daughter. He lives on Kibbutz Degania B (although not a member).

Literary career[edit]

Inbari writes extensively for the Hebrew press and has published essays and short stories in a variety of journals.

In 2009 he published his first novel Home (Hebrew: הביתה‬). It relates the history of Afikim over three generations, from its founding in the Jordan Valley in the early 1930s by members of the socialistZionist youth movement Hashomer Hatzair, through its growth and development, to its present form, beset by privatization and individualism.[3] The novel was awarded the 2010 Israel Book Publishers Association's Platinum Prize[4] and was on the shortlist of finalists for the Sapir Prize for Literature.[5]



  • Home (Hebrew: הביתה‬) (Yedioth Ahronoth/Hemed Books, 2009) [Hebrew].




  1. ^ Avraham Balaban (18 June 2009), "Israeli History / Clowns in the Dining Room", Haaretz (retrieved 17 November 2012).
  2. ^ a b Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature, New Books from Israel: Fall 2009 Archived June 1, 2010, at the Wayback Machine., p. 19 (retrieved 17 November 2012).
  3. ^ Shula Keshet, "Producing the (Eretz-) Israeli Place: On the Documentary Urge in Kibbutz Literature" (2011), Vol. 52, Hebrew Studies, pp. 235-58 (retrieved 17 November 2012).
  4. ^ Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature, "Assaf Inbari"[permanent dead link] (retrieved 17 November 2012).
  5. ^ Greer Fay Cashman (25 March 2011), "Yoram Kaniuk's War of Independence memoir wins Sapir Prize", The Jerusalem Post (retrieved 17 November 2012).

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