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Dina Markon

Dina Markon

Dina Markon is an Israeli translator born in Latvia. She is considered one of the most prominent translators in Israel of Russian literature, and has translated dozens of books into Hebrew, including the works of Chekhov, Goncharov, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Aytmaov, Bakhtin, Petrushevskaya and Leskov. Dina arrived in Israel in 1973 and finished high school at Hadera High School. She is a graduate of the Department of General Linguistics and Hebrew Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and holds a master’s degree in linguistics and diploma studies in editing in the Department of Hebrew Language. From 1986 to 1987 she worked as an editor at the Government Press Office and later as a senior secretary at the Center for Research and Documentation of East European Jewry at the Hebrew University. She also served as a linguistic editor for the Kol Ha’Ir newspaper in Jerusalem and in the Karta publishing house. Since 2001 she has been working as an independent translator and editor with various publishing houses in Israel. She lives in Ramat Gan.


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