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Sami Michael

Sami Michael was born in Baghdad in 1926. An advocate against the oppressive regime in Iraq during World War II, he fled to Iran and made his way to Israel in 1949. The winner of numerous literary and humanitarian prizes, he is president of the Israeli Association for Human Rights and the author of eight novels, including the international bestseller Victoria. He lives in Haifa, Israel. The film adaptation of "A Trumpet in the Wadi" won the 2001 Israel Academy Film Award for Best Drama.