Short Episode

Lihi Lapid

  • 21:30
  • 2024
Lihi Lapid

Lihi Lapid is a celebrated photojournalist, columnist and best-selling author – of children’s books, cookbooks and award-winning novels. She’s also married to Yair Lapid, the former Israeli Prime Minister and current Leader of the Opposition. In 2021 Lihi published Zarot, a sweeping tale that explores a complicated mother-daughter relationship, the tolls of immigration and the reality of marginalized groups within Israeli society. When it came out, it received glowing praise, especially from the notoriously harsh critics at Haaretz who called the novel, “a wonderful work written with restraint and wisdom.” And this spring, three years later and in what is an entirely different world, the English translation – On Her Own – was published by HarperCollins. We sat down to talk about October 7th, feminism, special needs, and what it’s like to have a major work of fiction – written by the former Prime Minister’s wife – come out in the middle of a war.


The end song is Hi Shketa (“Hi Quiet One”) by Ivri Lider.

Photograph by Jennifer Bukovza, courtesy of Lihi Lapid.