Ruth Bondy given Jiří Theiner Award

Prague-born Israeli writer, journalist and translator Ruth Bondy is celebrated for promoting Czech literature.



Writer, journalist and translator Ruth Bondy was presented with the Jiri Theiner Award at this year’s Book World Prague. The award was established in 2011 for people who have facilitated the promotion of Czech literature internationally.

Bondy was born in Prague in 1923 and lost most of her family in the Holocaust. Having survived Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen, Bondy returned to Prague before emigrating to Israel in 1948. She was given the award because of her translating Czech writers into Hebrew.

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