published her debut novel Persian Brides in 1995. Translated into 15 languages, including English, (George Braziller, NY, 1997, translation Yael Lotan), Persian Brides won the Yizhak Vinner Prize in Israel, The Golden and Platinium Awards, and The Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Award in London. In 1997, her television script “Shuly's Fiancé” was directed by Doron Zabari, and won The Israeli Academy Award as the year’s best drama. Strand Of a Thousand Pearls, her second novel, was published in Israel at 1999, translated into 13 languages (Random House Publishing, NY, 2002, translation Yael Lotan), and also received great acclaim, winning the Golden and Platinium Awards, as well as the Eshkol Award. Ms. Rabinyan is now working on a third novel. She is participating courtesy of the US-Israel Educational Foundation.
On 3/23/18 the poet, journalist, and activist Harris KHALIQUE (IWP '15) received the prestigious Award for Pride of Performance for poetry from the President of Pakistan.