Savyon Liebrecht was born in Munich, Germany, in 1948, to Holocaust survivor parents. She studied philosophy and literature at Tel Aviv University and started publishing in 1986. Liebrecht has published six collections of short stories and novellas and two novels. She has also written multiple plays, all of which have been staged, and a number of TV scripts. She has received awards for two of her TV scripts, the Alterman Prize (1987), the Amelia Rosselli Prize for Mail Order Women (Italy, 2002) and the Maior-Amalfi Award for A Good Place for the Night (Italy, 2005). She was awarded Playwright of the Year for her successful plays, It`s All Greek to Me (2005), and Apples in the Desert (2006)and her plays The Banality of Love (2009) and (Rochale Gets Married) won Best Play of the Year.
SAVYON LIEBRECHT AND ISRAELI STAGE: Israeli Stage produced the American premiere of The Banality of Love and The Strawberry Girl, the regional premiere of Apples from the Desert, and hosted Savyon for a workshop of the world premieres of Dear Sigmund and Carl and Freud’s Women at Babson College, Brandeis University and Boston University.