Between Hebrew and Arabic in Israeli Literature


Friday, October 11, 2013, 10:00am to 12:00pm


Sever Hall, Room 113, 25 Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA

The CMES Israeli Law, Literature, and Society Seminar Series is pleased to present

poet Almog BeharAlmog Behar (אלמוג בהר)
Hebrew poet, novelist, literary critic

Almog Behar was born in 1978, and lives in Jerusalem. In 2005, Behar won the Haaretz Short Story Competition with his story “Ana Min Al-Yahoud”, which was translated later both into English and into Arabic, and was published in Cairo in the well-known magazine Al-Hilal. Thus far Behar has published four books: his first book of poetry – Zim’on Be’erot (Well’s Thirst) – was published at the beginning of 2008. The book won an Honorable Mention at the Metula Poetry Festival in 2008 and the Ramat-Gan prize of 2011. His first book of short stories was published at the end of 2008 under the title Ana Min Al-Yahoud (I am one of the Jews) (in Arabic in the original)). The book was one of 12 candidates for the prestigious Sapir prize of 2011. His second book of poetry – Chut Moshekh Min Ha-Lashon (A Thread Drawing from the Tongue) – was published at the end of 2009. This second book of poetry won the Bernstein Prize in 2010. His first novel, Chahla ve-Hezkel (Rachel and Ezekiel), was published at the end of 2010. The book was one of 12 candidates for the prestigious Sapir prize of 2012.

>> PLEASE NOTE: as of 10/1/13, this talk has a new location: Sever Hall 113, in Harvard Yard <<

Contact: Irit Aharony
Sponsors: The William Landau Lecture and Publication Fund of the Center for Jewish Studies; Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University

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