For God’s Sake, Who is Alterman?

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Next week’s Div School Lunch speaker will be Dan Laor, visiting professor of Israel Studies. He will share his experience as the biographer of Nathan Alterman, long recognized as the national poet of modern Israel. 

Laor teaches Modern Hebrew Literature and is the incumbent of the Jacob and Shoshana Schreiber Chair for Contemporary Jewish Culture, Tel Aviv University. Former Chairman of the Department of Hebrew Literature and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Laor is the author and editor of more than a dozen books, among them the prize-winning biography of S.Y. Agnon, Israel’s Nobel Prize Laureate for Literature for the year 1966.

Laor’s recent book is Nathan Alterman, A Biography  (Hebrew), published on November 2013. It has been on Israel’s best-seller list for nonfiction for over three months. 

More information on the event can be found here