Happy to be anonymous: English-language writers in Israel

Jessica Steinberg writes a fine article on The Times of Israel about English-language writers living in Israel and the way in which they’re ignored by the culture around them. The spur for the article is the current Mishkenot literature festival in which none of these local writers are involved. It’s full of international writers on the podium with Israeli-Israelis whose work few of them will have read… Personally I’m happy with the anonymity — given that the only time one of my books was translated into Hebrew it proved to be kind of a pain in the ass….

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