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 Dina  Rubina

Born:   September 19, 1953

Russian prose writer and playwright of Jewish origin


Dina Rubina was born into the family of an artist in Tashkent on September 19, 1953.
She attended a music school and then finished Tashkent Conservatory in 1977.
Her first short story Uneasy Nature was published in The Youth magazine in 1971.
Dina Rubina taught at the Tashkent Culture Institute in 1977-78, and was the head of the literary association under the Uzbekistan Writers Union in 1978-84.
She had her next short stories and stories published in The Youth magazine and wrote the plays Wonderful Doira and When Is It Going to Snow, which were staged in several theaters of the Soviet Union. Three prose books by Dina Rubina were published in Tashkent in the 1980s: When is it Going to Snow..? (1980), The House Behind a Green Gate (1982), and Open the Window! (1987). The year 1990 saw publication of her collection of stories and short stories Double Surname in Moscow.
In 1990 Dina Rubina with her family repatriated to Israel.
Writings by Dina Rubina were repeatedly published in the Israeli and foreign periodicals, including The Jerusalem Journal, and a number of literary almanacs and prose collections.
More than 30 prose books authored by Dina Rubina were published in Israel and Russia from 1990 to 2002. Collections of her translated works came out in Israel, France, Bulgaria, Estonia, and the Czech Republic.
Her books High Water of the Venetians (2001), Close Up of Hero’s Eyes (2002), etc. were published in Moscow in the 2000s.
Prose writings by Dina Rubina excel in pronounced author's intonation, attention to lifestyle details, as well as exact delineation of characters, irony and lyricism. The Jewish subject plays a special role in Dina Rubina's creativity: she tackles upon the historical past of the Jewish people, as well as modern life in Israel and among the Jewish diaspora.
Dina Rubina is the winner of the award of the Ministry of Culture of the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic (1982), A. Dulchin Award (Israel, 1990), award of the Israel Union of Writers (1995) and the bookstore chain of France.

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