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Moravian College Professor Naomi Gal Authors Novel Daphne’s Seasons

Bethlehem, Pa., March 27, 2007—Naomi Gal, Comenius professor of literature and languages at Moravian College recently announced the release of her latest book entitled, Daphne’s Seasons, published by Publish America, Inc.  The book tells the story of a woman in rural Pennsylvania who lost her husband in a suicide bombing, and how she grows and heals to find her inner voice and strength to become whole again.

Gal is a member of the adjunct faculties in the English Departments at both Moravian and Lafayette Colleges teaching languages and writing. By profession she is a writer, translator, editor and lecturer.  She studied French literature and philosophy at the Sorbonne University, Paris, and continued higher studies in Journalism, Social, and International at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes. She pursued further studies at the Ecole des Langues Orientales, Paris, France.

Gal is fluent in Hebrew, English, French, and Italian, and knowledgeable of Arabic and German. She has authored 15 books in Hebrew, but Daphne’s Seasons is her first novel in English. She has translated and edited over a hundred various fiction and non-fiction works from English and French to Hebrew, including autobiographies and biographies of Itzhak Rabin, Raymonda Tawil, Anatoly Sharansky and Nancy Regan.  She was awarded the Jerusalem Prize for Literature for her novel Soap Opera in 1994, and the screenplay Convert received a grant from the Israel Fund for Quality Time. The screenplay The Sisters was awarded the Warner Brothers Prize.  Creative Woman received the WIZO prize in 1999.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.