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Eyal Megged

Eyal Megged was born in New York in 1948, and grew up in Tel Aviv. He studied philosophy and art history at Tel Aviv University.

A poet and novelist, Megged has served as editor of a weekly Voice of Israel radio program and has written regular columns for Israel`s leading newspapers on a wide range of subjects, including literature, culture and sports. At present he teaches creative writing.

Megged has been awarded the Macmillan Prize (1993), the Yedioth Ahronoth Prize for his short story Cup Final, the Book Publishers Association`s Gold and Platinum Book Prizes for his novels Everlasting Life (1999) and Saving Grace (2001) and has twice received the Prime Minister`s Prize (1990, 2005).

Lecture Topics

 Memory and repression - political and historical psychoanalysis of  the State of Israel.

 Private life in a collective country - the loneliness of a writer in a land without privacy.


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