Sally Rooney won’t publish new novel in Israel as cultural boycott debate intensifies


“The very essence of literature, its power to bring a sense of coherence and order to the world, is negated by Rooney’s choice to exclude a group of readers because of their national identity,” wroteGitit Levy–Paz, political scientist and author of the article that was posted Monday on Jewish news site the Forward. It has been widely distributed. “… Given the rise of antisemitism in recent years, especially in Europe, the timing of her choice is dangerous.”



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