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Amalia Kahana-Carmon

Hebrew: Amalia כהנא-כרמון
Birthplace: Ein Harod, Israel
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Chaim Kahana and Sara Kahana
Ex-wife of <private> Carmon
Mother of <private> Carmon; <private> Carmon and <private> Carmon
Sister of <private> Kahana

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About Amalia Kahana-Carmon


Amalia Kahana-Carmon עמליה כהנא-כרמון (born 1926) is an Israeli author and literary critic. She was awarded the Israel Prize for literature in 2000.


Amalia Kahana was born on Kibbutz Ein Harod. Her father, Haim Kahana, was one of the founders of the kibbutz. She moved to Tel Aviv, where she studied at Gymnasia Herzliya. During the Israeli War of Independence she served in the Negev Brigade of Palmach as a signals operator and wrote the famous telegram for the capture of Eilat. She received a master's degree in literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1964.

Literary themes

Carmon writes about the lives of traditional women in a male-dominated environment. Despite their romantic defeats, her heroines emerge as queens who recognize what they have lost but continue to have hope. While challenging the happily-ever-after paradigm, she still believes in the dignifying aspects of the ability to love.


  • In 1985, Kahana was awarded the Brenner Prize for literature.
  • In 1994, she was awarded the Bialik Prize for literature.
  • In 1997, she was awarded the President of State Prize for literature.
  • In 2000, she was awarded the Israel Prize, for original Hebrew literature


About Amalia כהנא-כרמון (עברית)

עמליה כהנא-כרמון (נולדה בשנת 1926) היא סופרת ישראלית, כלת פרס ביאליק (1994), פרס נשיא המדינה לספרות (1997) ופרס ישראל לספרות (תש"ס). י

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October 18, 1926
Ein Harod, Israel