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Miriam Kainy was born in Vienna, Austria and immigrated to Israel with her parents in 1950 at the age of 8. She studied history and philosophy at Tel Aviv University and always combined her artistic activity with social and political engagement. Miriam Kainy writes for adults as well as for children and young people. One of her plays, The End of the Dream Season, has been translated and published internationally. She has also written manuscripts for radio and television and adapted and translated drama from English and Yiddish into Hebrew.