Book presentation: Lizzie Doron
Hate is an emotion, but peace is a rational decision. The Israeli writer Lizzie Doron tells in her latest book about her friendship with the Palestinian Arab journalist Nadim – a checkered friendship accompanied by prejudices and incomprehension. Lizzie has the baggage of the Holocaust, Nadim the Nakba, or great disaster, as the Palestinians call the consequences of the 1948 war.
Lizzie Doron, born in Tel Aviv in 1953, studied linguistics before become a writer. Her first novel, Ruhige Zeiten, won the Yad Vashem Buchman Prize. In 2007 she was awarded the Jeannette Schocken Prize. The jury said on that occasion: “Lizzie Doron writes about people who come from ‘there,’ survived the Holocaust, and attempt to start a new life. In Israel, foreign, silent, damaged—and always maintaining their dignity. The author approaches her characters with delicacy but respectfully maintains her distance at the same time.”
Museum director Danielle Spera talks with the author. This talk is going to be in English.
Reading from the German text: Barbara Braun
In cooperation with BUCH WIEN
Free admission from 6.45 pm