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Nathan Shachar was born in Stockholm in December 1951. As a child he lived in the United States and Mexico. In 1973 he began studies in philosophy and Arabic at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Throughout the 1970s he spent part of every summer in Spain. A growing interest in Spanish history led him to Latin America, where he spent several years as a reporter in the 1980s. In 1981 he published his first book, Israel in på livet (Israel close up). The same year he left a job at the Jerusalem Post desk in Haifa and became the Jerusalem correspondent of Sweden's major daily Dagens Nyheter. He is now based in Buenos Aires, as the paper's Latin America correspondent. His recent books have won wide critical and public acclaim. His Den gåtfulla passionen (The mysterious passion), a collection of essays on Spain and its cultural variants, was elected Book of the Year in the nonfiction class in 1997 and is now being translated into Spanish. Shachar is currently working on an English-language study of the cultural transformations on the island of Rhodes in the twentieth century. He is married and has three children.
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