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Eshkol Nevo

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Eshkol Nevo was born in Jerusalem in 1971 and spent his childhood years in Israel and Detroit, U.S.A. He studied copywriting at the Tirza Granot School and psychology at Tel Aviv University. Nevo teaches creative writing and thinking at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Tel Aviv University, Sapir College and the Open University. He has published a collection of short stories, a non-fiction book and two novels. His bestselling novel,Homesick, was awarded the Book Publishers Association`s Gold Book Prize (2005).

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Past Events

2014

Sunday, 23 February 2014

The wandering Jew has become the wandering Israeli, backpacking in far-flung places in search of meaning and identity. Neuland, an epic new work by feted Israeli novelist Eshkol Nevo, tells twin stories of those who found refuge in the newly established Israeli state and their offspring 60 years on who are starting afresh - yet  again - elsewhere.

2008

Sunday, 24 February 2008

What themes preoccupy Israeli literature today and how do they reflect and shape the national psyche? What space do ‘private homes’ occupy within the national one and how do they voice their own concerns? How far did Israeli literature go from the initial call for ‘one nation - one voice’? 

The novelists Yehudit Katzir and Eshkol Nevo discussed these topics and more with Professor Hannah Naveh, the distinguished scholar of Israeli culture.

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Jonathan Safran Foer discussing his novel Here I Am with Hephzibah Anderson at an out-of-festival event.