Grossman, Dina 1954- (Shirim Yaakol)

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Grossman, Dina 1954- (Shirim Yaakol)

PERSONAL:

Born October 9, 1954, in Moscow, USSR (now Russia); naturalized U.S. citizen; daughter of David (a professor of mathematics) and Tamara (a surgeon) Grossman. Ethnicity: "Jewish." Education: Attended Moscow Art Institute, 1975-79; State University of New York, B.S., 1983; Pratt Institute, graduate study, 1983-85. Religion: Jewish. Hobbies and other interests: Computer paintings, poetry, travel, designing jewelry.

ADDRESSES:

Office—Tzipora Publications, P.O. Box 115, New York, NY 10185; fax: 775-414-2940. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Tzipora Publications, New York, NY, founder, publisher, writer, illustrator, and designer, 2002—.

WRITINGS:

How We Returned to Egypt: From the Totalitarian Soviet Regime to Totalist Cult in Israel, Tzipora Publications (New York, NY), 2003, paperback published (under pseudonym Shirim Yaakol) as How We Returned to Egypt: From Communist Russia to Fundamentalist Israel, 2007.

Translator of Russian poetry.

SIDELIGHTS:

Dina Grossman told CA: "My only motivation for writing my book was an attempt to change the situation in Israel in which my sister and her family lived. Then I discovered the pure pleasure of poetry translations, and I intend to continue in this direction. What influences my work the most is the realization that I have to do it because nobody else can. What inspired me to write on the subject I chose? The pain did."

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