20.02.2011 16.Adar l, 5771
U.K. novelist Ian McEwan makes no apology for coming to Israel
McEwan set to receive the main prize at the annual Jerusalem International Book Fair; Palestinian writers threaten to boycott the author who sought to help foster peace.
Having shrugged off calls to refuse an Israeli literary honor, Ian McEwan has found himself boycotted by Palestinian writers with whom he had sought to help foster peaceful dialogue.
>But as a British novelist whose protagonists are shaped by often violent historical fate, McEwan makes no apology for coming to Israel after what he describes as lifelong fascination with its freedoms mixed with misgivings about its tactics….