Izakson, Miron C. 1956-

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Izakson, Miron C. 1956-

PERSONAL:

Born November 13, 1956, in Haifa, Israel; son of Eliahu (an advocate) and Ruth Izakson; married Ofra Shamir (a speech therapist); children: Zvi, Halel, Shlomo, Shira, Renana, David, Hodaya. Education: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, B.A.; Tel-Aviv University, M.A. Religion: Jewish.

ADDRESSES:

Home—39 Wingate St., Herzelia 46752 Israel. Office—119 Rothschild Blvd., Tel-Aviv 65271, Israel. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Writer. Works in family business devoted to real estate and international trade; board member of various Israeli companies. Creative writing teacher at Ben Gurion University of the Negev and Bar Ilan University, both 2004-05; Bar Ilan University, lecturer in philosophy, 2005-06; lecturer and public speaker. Israeli Art and Culture Council, chair of literature committee. Military service: Israeli Navy, 1975-78.

AWARDS, HONORS:

President of Israel Literature Prize, 2001; honorary consul of Luxembourg in Israel.

WRITINGS:


Les femmes de Nathan (novel; originally published in Hebrew), Stavit (Paris, France), 2001, translation from the Hebrew by Betsy Rosenberg published as Nathan and His Wives, edited by Ken Frieden, Syracuse University Press (Syracuse, NY), 2003.

(Editor) Menachem Begin Album, Yediot Achronot (Tel-Aviv, Israel), 2001.

Ne en Israel (poetry; in French), Stavit (Paris, France), 2003.

Author of novels and poetry collections published in Israel. Work represented in anthologies published in Israel and elsewhere. Weekly columnist for the newspaper Haaretz.

Izakson's poetry has also been published in Norwegian and Arabic.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

A new poetry collection; a compact disc containing his poetry.

SIDELIGHTS:

Miron C. Izakson told CA: "I was born in Haifa, Israel. Our family has lived in [what is now] Israel since 1888, when my father's grandfather arrived from Russia. He was one of the leading figures in the cultural and scientific life of the Jewish community in Israel. Since then our family has been active in the public, cultural, and business life of Israel. My father was the president of the farmers' union, and my mother was the chair of the Women's International Zionist Organization.

"I studied law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and received my master's degree in Jewish philosophy from Tel-Aviv University. Since childhood, literature writing has been the core of my life. When I was a young man, Uri Tzvi Greenberg, the most well-known Israeli poet in those days, was impressed by my poems and took the initial steps in publishing them. Up to now seven of my poetry books have been published in Israel, along with three novels."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:


ONLINE


Syracuse University Press Web site, http://www.syracuseunivrsitypress.syr.edu/ (May 9, 2006), publisher's description of Nathan and His Wives.

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