Tamar Galbats (Photo: Vardi Kahana)
The writer Tamar Galvetz passed away at the age of 65. She published three books - "You're in a good time" (2004), "Makuplet" (2006) and "The Dead and the Very Living" (2012).
In addition, she worked as a journalist for many years.
She started as the film critic for the Jerusalem "Kel Ha'ir" and later wrote and edited culture columns in the Ha'aretz and Ha'ir supplements, after which she was one of the founders of the "Tarbut Ma'ariv" supplement and even served as the newspaper's television critic.
In the 1990s she wrote for the TV series "Florentine" and was the editor of Gal Ohovski's cultural program "The Small Circle" on Channel 2.
Journalist Gal Ohovski paid tribute to her today: "Our beloved friend Tamar Galbats is now taking her last breaths. After a long and persistent struggle, cancer defeated her. She Died in her home, surrounded by warmth and love. Before she sank for the last time, she still had time to finish her fourth book which will be published in a few months. We have been preparing for this moment for a long time, yet when it comes, it is unbearable.
Galbats is the recipient of the 2008 Prime Minister's Award for Hebrew Writers. In the same year, her book "Mekuplet" was nominated for the Sapir Award.
Galbats lives in Tel Aviv and is the mother of a daughter from her previous marriage to Ronan Ben Tal, a musician and owner of sound studios.
Her brother is the musician and translator Shimon Galvetz.
In 2000, she was diagnosed with sarcoma cancer.
She was operated on and the spleen, one kidney, half of the diaphragm and part of the intestines were removed from her body.
In an interview she gave to "Haaretz" in 2012, she said that when she comes for routine check-ups, she meets the doctors who treated her at the time: "I see on their faces that I am still alive."