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Nyu Head Going to Israel to Present Prizes to Israeli Writers

Dr. James M. Hester, president of New York University, will visit Israel this month to present the Irving and Bertha Neuman literary prizes to two Israeli authors and to meet with Israeli government and educational leaders, the NYU news bureau announced today. Dr. and Mrs. Hester will be in Israel for five days. The $1000 prizes, awarded by NYU’s Institute of Hebrew Studies for outstanding works published in Hebrew will go to Gershon Shofman and Lea Goldberg. The Neuman Prize was established by the Neuman Foundation in 1963 Dr. Hester went to Israel at that time to present the award to S. Y. Agnon who later shared the Nobel Prize for literature.