LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

Valerie Zenatti - Author

About the Author

Valérie Zenatti was born in Nice on April Fool’s Day 1970. When she was thirteen she went to live with her parents in Israel, where she did her national service, which inspired her novel, When I was a Soldier. Even now she doesn’t go out without her survival kit — these days of a book, a notepad and a pen. Valérie now lives in Paris, where she works as a translator of Hebrew. She is also writing screenplays based on two of her books, Late for War and Message in a Bottle. Valérie is continually surprised and delighted at seeing Lucas, aged eight, and Nina, nearly two, grow up.

Featured books by Valerie Zenatti

Other books by Valerie Zenatti

Jacob, Jacob

Jacob, Jacob

Author: Valerie Zenatti Format: eBook Release Date: 08/08/2017

Der 19 -jahrige Jacob Melki, Sohn einer bitterarmen judi-schen Schusterfamilie aus dem algerischen Constantine, wird 1944 von der franzosischen Kolonialmacht einberufen, um in den Krieg gegen die Deutschen zu ziehen. Abwechselnd erzahlt die Autorin von seinen Erlebnissen an der Front und von seiner Familie, die unterdessen zu Hause mit ihren eige-nen Tragodien zu kampfen hat. Valrie Zenattis Roman beleuchtet den Zweiten Weltkrieg aus einer ungewhnlichen Warte - aus der Sicht der Kolonialisierten. Jacob, der nicht als franzsisch genug galt, um das Lyce zu besuchen, ist auf einmal franzsisch genug, um fr die Kolonialmacht im Schtzengraben zu stehen. Wie soll er sich zwischen den verschiedenen Kulturen entscheiden, die sein Leben bestimmen? Atmosphrisch, poetisch und mit groer Empathie erzhlt Zenatti von den ngsten und Hoffnungen des jungen Mannes, der eigentlich lieber Gedichte lesen als Menschen erschieen will. JACOB, JACOB ist nicht nur ein Kriegs und Kolonialroman, sondern vor allem auch ein berhrendes Familienportrt und Zeugnis einer vergessenen Kultur.

Una botella al mar de Gaza

Una botella al mar de Gaza

Author: Valerie Zenatti Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2014

Para entender que pasa del otro lado, como piensan y sienten los palestinos, Tal decide lanzar una botella al mar y establecer un contacto, un dialogo que le permita vislumbrar la realidad palestina. Naim responde a su mensaje de manera hosca y burlona; sin embargo, poco a poco su ironia se ira transformando en confianza y a traves de sus cartas podemos ver los dos lados del conflicto.

When I Was a Soldier One Girl's True Story

When I Was a Soldier One Girl's True Story

Author: Valerie Zenatti Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2005

This is the story of Valerie as she finishes her exams, breaks up with her boyfriend and then leaves to take up her national service with the Israeli army. Nothing has prepared her for the strict routines, gruelling marches, lack of sleep, poor food, absence of privacy or crushing of initiative. However, the book also depicts the undeniable excitements of the work, including working in a 'spying centre' near Jerusalem, listening in on the communications of the Jordanian pilots. This book offers a glimpse inside another world - of a world where a teenager can worry about what she wears, how much she's eating, whether her boyfriend will call, and at the same time living in a country that is effectively at war.

Author Info

Author's Facebook

Find Valerie Zenatti on Facebook

Twitter Updates

If this is your author page then you can share your Twitter updates with your readers right here on LoveReading

Find out more