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Yehonatan Geffen

יהונתן גפן

Yehonatan Geffen (1947-2023) was a poet, writer, playwright, songwriter, and perfomer. He was born and raised in Nahalal, studied English and English literature at Cambridge University and has been writing a weekly satirical column in the Israeli newspaper Maariv for about forty years. He spent 1991 in London and 1994-1996 in New York as the newspaper’s correspondent. Geffem was awarded the Bernstein Prize for Children’s Literature (1983), the Prime Minister’s Prize (2013) and the Israeli Union of Performing Artists’ Prize for lifetime achievement (2016).

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