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Edeet Ravel

Edeet Ravel is an Israeli-Canadian novelist who lives in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.


Edeet Ravel is a Canadian-Israeli writer who was born in 1955 in Sasa, an Israeli kibbutz near the Lebanese border. Her family relocated to Montreal when she was seven. At age 18 she returned to Israel to attend Hebrew University where she received a B.A. and M.A. in English Literature. She returned to Montreal to complete an M.A. and Ph.D in Jewish Studies at McGill University and a Masters in Creative Writing at Concordia University. She subsequently taught at McGill, Concordia and John Abbott College.


  • 1995 Lovers: A Midrash
  • 2003 Ten Thousand Lovers
  • 2004 Look for Me
  • 2005 A Wall of Light
  • 2007 The Thrilling Life of Pauline de Lammermoor
  • 2007 The Mysterious Adventures of Pauline Bovary
  • 2007 The Secret Journey of Pauline Siddhartha
  • 2008 The Saver
  • 2008 Your Sad Eyes and Unforgettable Mouth
  • 2011 Held
  • 2011 The Last Rain
  • 2012 The Cat
  • 2017 A Boy Is Not a Bird
  • 2020 A Boy Is Not a Ghost


  • Norma Epstein National Fiction Award (Lovers A Midrash)
  • Governor General's Award Finalist (Ten Thousand Lovers)
  • Koret Jewish Book Award Finalist (Ten Thousand Lovers)
  • Quebec Writers Federation Award Finalist (Ten Thousand Lovers)
  • Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction (Look For Me)
  • Scotiabank Giller Prize Finalist (A Wall of Light)
  • Canada & The Caribbean Commonwealth Writers' Prize Finalist (A Wall of Light)
  • Canadian Jewish Book Award (A Wall of Light)
  • J.I. Segal Award (A Wall of Light)
  • Canadian Children's Bookclub Choice (Pauline Series, The Saver)
  • 2012 Popular Paperback for Young Adults, ALA (Held)
  • Best Bets List, Ontario Library Association (Held)
  • YA Top Forty Fiction Titles, Pennsylvania School Librarians Association (Held)
  • Best Books for Kids & Teens 2012, Canadian Children's Book Centre (Held)
  • Next Generation Indie Book Award finalist (Held)
  • Young Adult Book of the Year finalist, Canadian Library Association (Held)
  • Arthur Ellis Award finalist (Held)
  • John Spray Mystery Award finalist (Held)
  • Snow Willow Award 2012 (Held)[1]
  • Evergreen Award nominee 2014 (The Cat)[2]
  • Canadian Jewish Literary Award (A Boy Is Not a Bird)
  • Silver Birch Award finalist (A Boy Is Not a Bird)
  • Vine Award for Canadian Jewish Literature finalist (A Boy Is Not a Bird)
  • Junior Library Guild Book Club Selection (A Boy Is Not a Bird)
  • AJL Sydney Taylor Book Award Notable Book (A Boy Is Not a Ghost)
  • Governor General's Award Finalist (A Boy Is Not a Ghost)


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-08-08. Retrieved 2014-08-03.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Evergreen™ Nominees". Archived from the original on 2014-08-11. Retrieved 2014-08-03.
  • Haaretz, Mar 14, 2003 "Torture in the Bedroom" by Yitzhak Laor
  • Quill and Quire, April 2003 "The Thousand Lovers" by Mary Soderstorm
  • Globe and Mail, Sept. 29, 2005
  • Le Monde, Dec 16, 2005 "Amoureuse en Guerre" by Emilie Grangeray
  • Globe and Mail, Mar 31, 2007 "A Child's Garden of Reading" by Susan Perren
  • Canadian Literature, Autumn 2007 (194), "Beyond the Balagan" by Adrienne Kertzer
  • Toronto Star, Oct. 7, 2007
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