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Author Featured On 'This American Life' To Speak In Jacksonville Monday Evening

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This Wednesday marks the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Former journalist Dan Ephron was in Tel Aviv at the time and wrote about the murder in his book, “Killing a King.”

Ephron is sharing his experience in Jacksonville at the annual Jewish Book Festival hosted by the Jewish Community Alliance.

Listeners of “This American Life” will recognize Ephron from an episode a couple of weeks ago. He and his wife, “This American Life” producer Nancy Updike, talked about the prime minister’s assassination in the recent episode “The Night In Question.”

On Monday afternoon, Ephron was in Jacksonville gearing up for his talk at the Jewish Community Alliance.

“I will be also playing some audio and video as part of the presentation and also just talking about what led to the assassination,” he says.

Ephron’s talk at 7 p.m. Monday is part of the two-week-long Jewish Book Festival.

All author talks and film screenings during the fest are free and open to the general public. The Jewish Community Alliance is at 8505 San Jose Blvd.

Jessica Palombo supervises local news gathering and production, podcasts and web editorial content for WJCT News, ADAPT and Jacksonville Today. She is an award-winning writer and journalist with bylines including NPR, Experience Magazine, and The Gainesville Sun. She has a master’s degree in broadcast and digital journalism from Syracuse University and is an alumna of the University of Florida. A nearly lifelong resident of Jacksonville, she considers herself lucky to be raising her own children in her hometown. Follow Jessica Palombo on Twitter: @JaxJessicaP