June marked the 50th anniversary of the occupation of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem. After visiting the occupied territories, renowned novelists and essayists Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman marked the anniversary by inviting international writers to bear witness to the human cost of the occupation and share their experiences.
We'll speak with Ayelet Waldman and Palestinian writer Fida Jiryis about the new book Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation.
Fida Jiryis, Palestinian writer and business consultant based in Ramallah
Ayelet Waldman, essayist and co-editor of Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation
London Review of Books: Diary by Fida Jiryis
The Atlantic: The Shame of Shuhada Street
Literary Hub: The Tallest Man in Ramallah