Critics of the kingdom

ByBEN FISHER
June 8, 2017 14:50

Popular novelists Ayelet Waldman and Michael Chabon have edited a volume on ‘the occupation’




Ayelet Waldman Michael Chabon

Members of the Fatafta family pick olives in their orchard during harvest season near Hebron in 2012. (photo credit:AMMAR AWAD / REUTERS)

After novelist Ayelet Waldman appeared at the 2014 Jerusalem International Writers’ Festival, she met with members of the controversial NGO Breaking the Silence, who took her on a tour of Hebron.

The trip had such a profound effect on her that she and her husband, novelist Michael Chabon, wound up editing a book that “we didn’t want to edit,” they write in the introduction to Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation.

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