Aharon Megged

Aharon Megged (born 1920; Hebrew year 5680) is an Israeli author and playwright.

Aharon Megged was born in 1920 in Poland, and in 1926 immigrated with his parents to Mandate Palestine. He grew up in Ra'anana, attending the Herzliya high school in Tel Aviv. After graduation, he joined a Zionist pioneering youth movement, training at Kibbutz Giv'at Brenner. He was a member of Kibbutz Sdot Yam for twelve years.

Megged, along with a group of writer friends, founded the "Masa" literary weekly, and was its editor for fifteen years. He worked as a literary editor for the newspapers "La-merhav" and "Davar". From 1968 to 1971 he served as cultural attaché to the Israeli embassy in London. In 1977/78 he was author-in-residence at the Center for Hebrew Studies affiliated with Oxford University. He made several lecture tours of the United States, and was also author-in-residence at the University of Iowa.

He has published 35 books. In 1974, he won the Bialik Prize for his books "The Evyatar Notebooks: a novel" and "Of Trees and Stones". Among his many Israeli awards are the Brenner Prize, the S.Y. Agnon Prize, and the Prime Minister's Prize. Megged was awarded the Israel Prize for Literature in 2003.

His plays have been performed at Habima, Ha-Ohel, and other theaters. His books have been translated into numerous languages and published in the United Kingdom, the United States, Argentina, France, and other countries.

Megged is married to author Ida Tsurit and is the father of author Eyal Megged and of Amos Megged, a lecturer in history at Haifa University.

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