Lea Goldberg was born in Russia and began writing Hebrew verse as a schoolgirl in Lithuania. She received a PhD in Semitic Languages from Bonn University before immigrating to Palestine in 1935. Best known as a poet, Goldberg was the author of numerous children's books, plays and essays, a theater critic an editor, a translator and founder of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Department of Comparative Literature. Goldberg was awarded many literary prizes, including the Israel Prize for Liturature, posthumously, in 1970.
Lea Goldberg lived in Tel Aviv. Lea Goldberg was born in 1911 and died in 1970.