Dalit and the Seven Dwarfs

Authoress. Copywriter. Screenwriter

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Novelist - published seven books, eighth is undergoing
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Dalit Orbach studied film and television at Tel Aviv University.

Has worked for over twenty years in the leading advertising agencies in Israel: Ten years at the McCann-Erickson Tel Aviv advertising agency, three years at the advertising office in Buman-Ber-Rivnai, four years in the Gitam advertising agency, a year in Reuveni Pridan, and four years in the Arieli advertising agency.

Works today as a leading Copywriter and Creative freelancer.

She is a mother of three and lives in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv.

 

Hooks to Books

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Spirit of Masks (2019)

Uri aged 43, with an angel's face and shaky manliness,  is married to Shira and is the father of two children, begins a rather unusual new job – filming stolen love sessions in rooms rented by the hour.

However, behind these scenes the real show takes place.  With the help of technological/psychological software, Uri undergoes a process that he is not aware of.

Slowly the masks of his personality are peeled off and the truth is revealed.

This is a thrilling conspiratorial story filled with jabs,  sending branches to undermine the usual way of thinking,  and overfloods the human difficulty to handle the coincidences

of life and with a feeling out of control of "the big picture" of the universe.

The spurs of wit, humor, and honesty, anchored in the ribs of the heroes of  Orbach, make her imaginary horses gallop into an unsettling  and sophisticated  journey that begins

with fear "that others will think of us as we think of ourselves" and finally   "who knows".

Prepare for the journey with iodine for disinfecting childhood wounds and take a clean mirror.

This is Dalit Orbach's seventh novel after 'Confetti', 'Porcupines', 'This is the End', 'The Solitude of the Mind Reader', 'Too Much Nina', and 'One Heck of a Story'.

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One Heck of a Story (2014)

This is a story of a successful architect who builds homes but destroys families,  and a Hair Stylist with shaky roots and a hunger for a new life. On the face of it - two absolutely different stories; one takes place in Israel and the other in Bogota, Columbia.  But slowly the threads of the story intertwine and twist into one another until their internal pillars collapse in a dramatic and unexpected finale. 

This is a story about a fate known in advance (or not)  and about manliness trying to save its honor from the threatening past but falling into the sinful trap of arrogance.

One Heck of a Story is a suspense novel with a beat, colorful and with great imagination, slamming hard in our ability of choice on the dividing line on a fast road.

Dalit Orbach has already won her place as an original writer, brilliant and fascinating.

This is her sixth book following 'Confetti', 'Porcupines', 'This is the End', 'The Solitude of the Mind Reader' and 'Too Much Nina'.

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The Solitude of the Mind Reader (2010)

Ever since he was born, Neri can hear everything.  He also hears things that are not said aloud;  things a person does not even reveal to himself. Neri was born with the terrible and wonderful capability of reading minds.

"I know more than anyone else," said Neri "I know so much and I really don't want to know,  and whoever said that knowledge is power, I have an argument with him".

Very quickly Neri discovers that he stands alone against the world.  He is exposed to his mother's thoughts of another man, discovers that his father has a broken heart, and knows that his sister is loved more than he is.

When one of his schoolmates is accused of murder, Neri goes to the courthouse to see for himself what a murderer looks like.  A chance encounter with a lawyer causes him to reveal his extraordinary capabilities, and Neri becomes his secret weapon bringing about the acquittal of his innocent clients.  But suddenly everything turns upside down; Neri is marked as the main suspect in a case of serial murders. In prison, he meets the only woman in the world who can stand him opposite a mirror and get to know himself.  Together they fight a crucial fateful battle to prove

Neri's innocence.

'The Solitude of the Mind Reader' is Dalit Orbach's fourth book which turned into a best seller.  This book follows three of her previous books 'Confetti', 'Porcupines' and 'And This is the End'.

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Too Much Nina (2011)

"Its not because I am big, but because life is small" explains Nina about her overpowering nature. But she knows that to live with her is like living in a Luna Park with no exit gate.

When Nina was a little over 40 years old, she met for the first time her twin sister who was separated from her at birth.  The meeting between the identical twins, so different from one another, forces them to face each other's shortcomings and awakes a hunger to devour that other half of the world that was denied to them.   They decide to switch places in everything and everywhere, with their partners,  extended family, their different careers, and friends,  a crazy act that shakes all the lives of those around them and shatters the masks that with the years have become an integral part of their personality.

Too Much Nina is a fascinating novel, witty and surprising of fates decided in advance, on the overwhelming efforts to control the wheel of life and longing to choose another life from that which they have.   This is a story of various, repressed desires, the natural yearning to unite the broken pieces, and the experience "to get out of this life alive", as Nina says.


This is the fifth book of Dalit Orbach, copywriter, screenwriter, and authoress coming after the books: 'Confetti', 'Porcupines', 'And this is the End', 'The solitude of the Mind Reader'.

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And this is the End (2007)

Kamila dies....and after half an hour she comes back to life and continues living her life.  But as the world continues to go forward, as usual,  Kamila's life goes in the opposite direction.

To her astonishment, she is becoming younger from day today.  The world she left as an old woman is developing, changing, and getting older opposite her eyes,  and she sees her body become straighter, her limbs more flexible and her skin become tighter.  Her body is going backward into better days, but the soul...what happens to her soul.

Everyone wants to stretch out their life in full to the edge.  But where is this edge?  and what is behind it?  If we could live our lives from the end to the beginning, if we could embrace what has happened to us

and who we were?  would we be denying ourselves, trying to change.   Maybe one cannot correct what has been done long ago.


Dalit Orbach is also the authoress of the books Confetti and Porcupines which were best sellers and acclaimed by the book critics.

Ran Ben-Nun, Yedioth Acharonoth:  "This is a sophisticated and complicated book that one peels slowly, with great pleasure.

Inbal Presser,  First Source: Orbach plays (with images) like a juggler in a circus of words. The book is intriguing and surprising."

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Porcupines (2005)

Welcome to the unusual inner world of usual people. From the outside one sees nothing,  but one day an accidental quill will escape,  and then everyone will discover that they are Porcupines. That their quills

stab into their souls. Like Sylvie, who created an imaginary world with a husband and love,  and she pulled out the quill with a tweezer, or like Nachum who discovered that what you don't know does hurt; or Ruthi – a bourgeois dentist who awoke one day with a gaping mouth opposite an upside-down world; and David – in advertising, who cannot succeed in 'doing it' with anyone after that trauma; and also

Itamar – is an especially clever boy who sees things no one else does.

There are no grey people. 

There are only grey stares on colorful people and it is worthwhile to reach them, as thus we shall be able to reach ourselves. Dalit Orbach unfolds in this novel an enormous fan of marvelous people with complicated psychological and fictional problems, at a dizzying pace, with sharp-tongued images that will not stop surprising you. This book is a real celebration.

This is Dalit Orbach's second novel.  The first one Confetti published by Zamora Bitan in 2002, won outstanding praise.

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Confetti (2002)

When a young Tel Aviv beauty, a little neurotic, one day discovers that strange and strong urges force her to do unexplainable illogical things,  she decides to start therapy with a Physiatrist. But what seems to be the edge of the problem turns into a complicated whirlwind of an imaginary reality, unexpected meetings, mental sickness, and even love that does not belong to anyone.

"I decided on a small black dress.  I went to the cupboard and then, I saw through the hangers, saw the demon, that authoress. She forced me to wear the skirt which I hate the most and a top that doesn't suit me at all.  I tried to fight her, and tell her I am not afraid of her. Finally, I had no choice.  I took the skirt and the top put them on and stood in front of the mirror as if I was pleased with myself.  Then I quickly ran into the bathroom, opened the shower at full speed and became drenched.....the authoress retreated.


Dalit Orbach, for whom 'Confetti' is her first novel, took upon herself a cultural mission of the first degree.  With her amusing and captivating words, she creates an intellectual exercise that fascinates the reader into the dizzying, attractive, and frustrating life of the heroine, which by the way forces him to answer all the sharp questions regarding the sanity of the world,  the futility of the media,  literature, and reality, and who in the hell

rules out lives. Confetti is no doubt one of the most original and delightful books written in Hebrew in recent times.

Dalit Orbach, a Copywriter, was born in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv, where she now lives with her family.