Yair Lapid

Yair Lapid, writer, popular TV host, journalist, and former Finance Minister of Israel, was born in Tel Aviv in 1963. He grew up in London and Tel Aviv, and began his journalistic career while still serving in the army. After his discharge, he wrote for the daily Maariv, and published poems in literary journals. In 1986, he worked as a movie director for Cannon Films in Los Angeles, and in 1988 he became editor of the weekly Tel Aviv. Lapid's varied career has also included songwriting, lead parts in movies, literary translation, writing a musical, producing documentary interviews with international figures and hosting entertainment and talk shows on Israel TV. For many years, he was also news anchor on Channel 2 TV. In 2012 Lapid left Channel 2 and entered politics. He founded the Yesh Atid (There Is a Future) Party, which became the second largest party in Israel in the 2013 election, and served as Israeli Minister of Finance from March 2013 until December 2014. 
Lapid's four suspense novels have been bestsellers, and for his bestselling non-fiction books he has received the Publishers Association's Gold and Platinum Prizes (2006; 2010; 2011; 2015).  


Yair Lapid

Books Published in Hebrew

The Double Head (suspense) , Zmora-Bitan, 1989 [Ha-Rosh Ha-Kaful]
The Shadow of Yoav (children), Zmora-Bitan, 1992 [Ha-Tzel Shel Yoav]
One Man Show (novel), Keter, 1993 [Hatzagat Yachid]
Elbi (youth), Keter, 1998; 2009 [Elbi]
The Sixth Riddle (suspense) , Keshet, 2001 [Ha-Chida Ha-Shihit]
Standing in a Column (non-fiction), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2005 [Omdim Be-Tur]
The Second Woman (suspense) , Keshet, 2006 [Ha-Isha Ha-Shniia]
Sunset in Moscow (suspense) , Keshet, 2007 [Shkia Be-Moskwa]
My Heroes (non-fiction), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2008 [Ha-Giborim Sheli: Arba Hartzaot Tanachiot]
Memories After My Death: The Story of Yosef 'Tommy' Lapid (biogtaphy), Keter, 2010 [Zichronot Acharei Moti]
Standing in a Column Again (non-fiction), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2011 [Shuv Omdim Be-Tur]
A Journey to the Future (non-fiction), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2017 [Masa El He-Atid]
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PERFORMED PLAYS
Right Age for Love (Cameri, 2008)
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Books in Translation

French: Paris, Fayard, 2007
Greek: Athens, Polis, 2009
French: Paris, Fayard, 2008
Greek: Athens, Polis, 2013
Memories After My Death: The Story of Joseph 'Tommy' Lapid
English: London, Elliott & Thompson, 2011; New York, Thomas Dunne, 2017
Hungarian: Budapest, Múlt és Jövő, 2012

To Be Israeli: The Heart of a Nation, the Soul of a People (non-fiction)
English: New York, Thomas Dunne Books / St. Martin's Press, 2017