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GUR, Batya (Estate)

GUR, Batya (Estate)
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1948 - 2005

Batya Gur, novelist and literary critic, was almost single-handedly was responsible for making the detective novel a flourishing genre in modern Hebrew. She passed away in 2005, in Jerusalem.

Gur’s novels won the Krimi Preis in Germany as well as the WIZO prize in France (1996). Each of her mystery novels was voted one of Ten Best Mysteries of the Year by the New York Times Book Review.


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