My Memories After Death
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.
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).Rachel Shabi
Rachel Shabi has written for a variety of national and international newspapers such as The Guardian, the Sunday Times, the New Statesman, the Independent on Sunday, Al-Jazeera English online, the National, Jane’s and Salon.com. She was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political Writing. She received a National Jewish Book Award for Not the Enemy: Israel’s Jews from Arab Lands published in 2009