Author Sally Rooney refuses to sell Hebrew rights for latest book to Israeli publisher

Written by Amy WoodyattAndrew Carey, CNN

Author Sally Rooney said she has chosen not to sell the translation rights for her latest novel to an Israeli-based publishing house, citing concerns about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Publishing house Modan has previously published Hebrew versions of Rooney’s two other novels, “Normal People” and “Conversations with Friends.”

In a statement sent to CNN by Rooney’s representatives on Tuesday, the author said she was “proud” to have her two previous novels translated into Hebrew, adding it would be an “honour” to have her latest novel available…


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