Mira Magen is an Israeli writer. She was born in Kfar Saba in 1950 to a religious family. She worked a few years as a teacher, and then studied psychology and sociology at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. She worked for several years at the National Insurance Institute and later as a nurse at Hadassah Hospital on Mount Scopus in Jerusalem. She began writing short stories in the early 1990s. In 1994 she published her collection “well Buttoned-Up” followed by nine novels that won great successes. Some were translated into German and French. In 2005, Magen won the Prime Minister’s Prize for her work. She is a mother of three and lives in Jerusalem.
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