Revital Shiri-Horowitz - Biography

Revital Shiri-Horowitz was born in 1965 and grew up in Holon, Ramat Gan and Herzliya. From an early age she wrote poems and stories, and even kept a diary from the age of ten. Shiri-Horowitz served in the IDF, after her military service, she studied at Tel Aviv University for a Bachelor's degree in Hebrew literature and Geography. After graduating, she spent a year living in London with her partner whom she later married. After returning to Israel, they moved to Haifa and she studied for an MA in Geography and a teaching certificate. In 1995, the young family, now having her first born, moved to Seattle Washington where she gave birth to her second child. After three years, the family returned to Israel and settled in Zichron Yaakov, where she gave birth to their third child. While in Israel, she studied for a second Master’s degree in Hebrew literature at Tel Aviv University and began writing her first book "Daughter of Iraq”; a historical fiction novel based on her family story. The book won an award of encouragement from the Babylonian Jewry Heritage. After three and a half years the family moved back to the US for the second time, where Shiri-Horowitz had her fourth son. Then, she wrote her second book, “Hope to See you soon", who deals with Israeli
immigrants, always split between two worlds. She returned with her family to Israel twice more, but every time the family moved back to United States.

These days, Shiri-Horowitz is working on two novels. One is a biography of an injured soldier in the first Lebanon War, and the other is a novel based on a personal story. She blogs in The Marker, Wordpress and writes for two newspapers: “Seattlon”, and “Jewish Life in Seattle”.

Shiri-Horowitz lectures on her books worldwide and is pleased to be in contact with her readers.