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מרגלית (מגי) אוצרי‎
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Margalit (Magi) Otsri

(1983-08-10) August 10, 1983 (age 40)
Haifa, Israel
  • L.L.M
  • Phd in Law
Alma materTel-Aviv University faculty of law
  • Author
  • Journalist
  • Scholar

Margalit (Magi) Otsri (Hebrew: מרגלית (מגי) אוצרי‎; born August 10, 1983) is an Israeli author, journalist, and scholar.


Otsri was born in Haifa (a city which appears frequently in her writings), the youngest of two siblings. Her parents immigrated from Georgia to Israel in 1973. As part of her Armi service she served as the secretary of an Israeli air force squadron commander.

After her release from the army, Otsri attended the Tel-Aviv University faculty of law. She received her L.L.M (cum laude) in 2008.[1][2]

Otsri gained her Ph.D in Law from Tel Aviv University in 2019.[3] Her dissertation, supervised by Asa Kasher and Menachem Mautner.[1] [4][5] She later went on to be a Lady Davis Postdoctoral fellow in The Hebrew University.[6]

Literary work

Her debut novel "Dedika's Two Suns" ("שתי השמשות של דדיקה") was published in 2015,[7] by Kinneret Zmora-Bitan Dvir Publishing. It is semi-autobiographical and tells of a feminine georgian dynesty.[8][9] The novel recieved the Liev Goldberg grant, and was listed as one of 2015's best debut novels by the Israeli national library.

Otsri's second novel, "The Orator" ("כותבת הנאומים") came out in 2017.[10] It told the story of a controversial Israeli Mizrahi politician inspired by Israeli minister of culture: Miri Regev.[11]

In 2019, Otsri published YA novel "Red Eyes" ("עיניים אדומות").[12] The book is a dystopian thriller located in a futuristic Israel, divided into religious and national sects. Prior to its release, the book recieved the Rabinovich grant and the "Room of One's own" scholarship.[13]

Prior to its release, Otsri's fourth novel, "Hot Killer", recieved the Rabinovich grant.[14] Parts of the novel have been published in the literary review "HaMusach". [15]

Magi Otsri in the Media



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  2. "Magi Otsri". Retrieved 2020-10-04.
  3. "Magi Otsri". Retrieved 2020-10-04.
  4. ""The ultra-Orthodox society needs to do a deep soul-searching." Maggie Curator". Retrieved 2020-10-04.
  5. ""מה שאלירז שדה עשה לאמנון אברמוביץ' זה לא סאטירה. זה עלבון שפל שמבקש להתחזות לסאטירה"". TheMarker. Retrieved 2020-10-04.
  6. "Post Doctoral Fellows - Awards for 2019-20".
  7. "מגי אוצרי". Retrieved 2020-10-04.
  8. ""רציתי לשבור את הסטריאוטיפ הגרוזיני"". ynet (in עברית). 2015-07-05. Retrieved 2020-10-04.
  9. "הקול הספרותי של יהדות גיאורגיה". Haaretz הארץ (in עברית). Retrieved 2020-10-04.
  10. "Curtis Brown".
  11. "דרושה עריפת ראשים רצינית מאוד של כל המטרידנים ועוזריהם". ynet (in עברית). 2017-12-15. Retrieved 2020-10-04.
  12. "Curtis Brown".
  13. "רשימת מקבלי תמיכות בספרות ושירה". (in עברית). Retrieved 2020-10-04.
  14. "רשימת מקבלי תמיכות בספרות ושירה". (in עברית). Retrieved 2020-10-04.
  15. "בעבודה | וסת – קטע מרומן בכתובים מאת מגי אוצרי". הספרנים (in עברית). 2020-04-22. Retrieved 2020-10-04.

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