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Yair Lapid

Contributors

Yair Lapid is the broadcaster of Friday Night Studio, the prime-time news magazine of Israel’s Channel 2.  His weekly personal column, which appears in the Friday edition ofYediot Ahronot newspaper, has been considered for years to be the most widely read in the country.  His plays have been staged at the national theater, Habima, as well as the Cameri theater.  Memories After My Death is his tenth book, and nearly all of them – including two novels, three thrillers, a collection of columns and a nonfiction book on Biblical heroes – have featured on the bestseller lists in Israel and have been translated and published in French (Fayard) and Greek (Polis).

Upcoming Events

Past Events

2011

Sunday, 6 March 2011

The most popular Israeli journalist presented his latest book, a posthumous memoir of his father, the much loved and controversial politician Tommy Lapid. He also told Rachel Shabi of his vision for Israel and the part he may play in the future.

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Video

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