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Moshe Dor

משה דור

Moshe Dor (1932-2016) was born in Tel Aviv. He served in the Haganah and later was a correspondent for the Israel Army magazine, Bamachane. He studied political science and history at Tel Aviv University and the Hebrew University. A prolific poet and translator of American poetry into Hebrew, Moshe Dor also published children’s books, collections of interviews with writers, memoirs and essays. Dor was one of the founders and editors of the literary journal Likrat, which launched, in the early 50s, a new direction in Hebrew poetry, and from 1958 he served as literary editor and member of the Maariv newspaper editorial board for many years. He was Counselor for Cultural Affairs at the Embassy of Israel in London, a Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at American University in Washington, D.C., and President of Israeli PEN. He also co-edited three English anthologies of contemporary Israeli poetry.

Dor was awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize twice (1986; 2008) and the prestigious Bialik Prize (1987). His work was published abroad in some 30 languages.

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