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Jacob Buchan

יעקב בוצ'ן

Jacob Buchan was born in Austria in 1946 and came to Israel with his parents at the age of two. He is a graduate of the Tel Aviv Art School. In addition to contributing short stories to magazines and newspapers, he has worked as a shingle maker, graphic artist, steamroller operator in the Sinai, farmer, teacher, curator and producer of audiovisual programs. He lives with his family in a village in central Israel. The play Along the Walls based on his book Color Blind was awarded a Honorary Citation at the 1997 “Teatroneto” Festival. Buchan received the Prime Minister’s Prize twice (1993; 2001), the Bernstein Prize for Hebrew fiction (1997) and the Arik Einstein Prize (2017).

Photo by: Boaz Nebelman

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