|Name Ronit Matalon|
Role Fiction writer
|Education Tel Aviv University|
Movies Dreams of Innocence
|Books The one facing us, Bliss: A Novel, The Sound of Our Steps: A|
Similar People Ariel Hirschfeld, Sami Michael, David Grossman, Dahlia Ravikovitch, Orly Castel‑Bloom
Assises Internationales du Roman 2013 - Comment faire parler ses personnages
Ronit Matalon (Hebrew: רונית מטלון, born 1959) is an Israeli fiction writer.
- Assises Internationales du Roman 2013 Comment faire parler ses personnages
- Awards and honors
Matalon was born in Ganei Tikva, Israel, the daughter of Egyptian-Jewish immigrants. Matalon studied literature and philosophy at Tel Aviv University and worked as a journalist for Haaretz newspaper, where she covered Gaza and the West Bank between 1987 and 1993. She is a resident of Tel Aviv and teaches literature at the University of Haifa. She also taught at the Camera Obscura school for the arts in Tel Aviv.
Matalon is an important feminist-oriental voice in contemporary Hebrew literature, and has published essays on the desire to portray alternative eastern-western characterizations, to the categorizations in existing Israeli literature.
Matalon is also a liberal social activist, and has participated in demonstrations organized by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel. She is a member of the Art and Culture Council of the Ministry of Education, and the Forum for Mediterranean Culture at the Van Leer Institute. In 2003, she was a co-petitioner to the Supreme Court of Israel to investigate the assassination of Salah Shehade.