BGU is home to some of Israel’s most influential authors, both modern-day and its earliest Hebrew writers.

BGU’s Department of Hebrew Literature is cultivating the next generation of Israeli writers through its creative writing program taught by the country’s top writers, including Etgar Keret. It also houses the works of the “first Israelis,” writers who began their work after the establishment of the Jewish state, which reflect the historical and cultural currents of the time. They include renowned writer and BGU professor Amos Oz, Holocaust writer Aharon Appelfeld, poet Yehuda Amichai, and others. The archive is part of Heksherim – The Research Institute for Jewish and Israeli Literature and Culture.

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