Iddo Geffen: “Jerusalem Beach”


Iddo Gefen was born in 1992 in Israel and currently resides in Tel Aviv. He works in neurocognitive research at the The Immersive Media & Cognition Group in Sagol Brain Institute, Sourasky Medical Center and Tel Aviv University, exploring how storytelling can improve our understanding of the human mind. Iddo leads an innovative study to diagnose aspects of Parkinson’s disease using storytelling and augmented reality. Jerusalem Beach is his debut collection, and recipient of the Israeli Minister of Culture Award (2017); Iddo won the National Library of Israel “Pardes” Scholarship for young writers (2019). Jerusalem Beach has been published in the US, Canada and Korea, and will be published in a few more languages, including Chinese and Dutch. Film and TV rights to several stories were sold to leading Hollywood production companies.

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Publicity Poster for December 2021 Iddo Gefen Lecture for Modern Hebrew Students

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