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Israeli bookstores pull Sally Rooney’s books in boycott row

Israel’s two largest bookstore chains have removed all of Sally Rooney’s books from their websites and stores after the Irish…


Israeli bookstores pull Sally Rooney’s books in boycott row

Israel’s two largest bookstore chains have removed all of Sally Rooney’s books from their websites and stores after the Irish author announced that she would not permit her latest book to be translated into Hebrew by an Israeli publisher.

Two Israeli bookstores have stopped selling the work of Irish author SallyRooney after she refused a publisher’s offer to translate her new novel into Hebrew.

Two Israeli bookstores have said they will no longer be stocking works by Sally Rooney following the stir caused by the author’s decision to refuse a request by an Israeli publisher to translate one of her books.

What people are saying?

When in reality she had no problem with her books being translated to Hebrew, just not wanting to work with a publisher who is a subsidiary of the I’D’F.


Greg Mason
Brilliant. Banning books written by “acclaimed” authors making international news always hurts sales so badly! Prove to me that the publishing house didn’t gin this up intentionally.

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