Eshkol Nevo Neuland FREE EVENT
Chair: Jake Wallis Simons
The wandering Jew has become the wandering Israeli, backpacking in far-flung places in search of meaning and identity. Neuland, an epic new work by feted Israeli novelist Eshkol Nevo, tells twin stories of those who found refuge in the newly established Israeli state and their offspring 60 years on who are starting afresh - yet again - elsewhere.
Eshkol Nevo was born in 1971 in Jerusalem. His novels, including Homesick (2004) and World Cup Wishes (2007) have won international prizes and been translated into several languages. His latest novel Neuland was awarded the Steimatzky prize in Israel. Nevo teaches creative writing and lives in Raanana with his wife and three daughters.
Jake Wallis Simons is a Telegraph features and comment writer. His fourth novel, Jam, which is set in a traffic jam on the M25, is coming out in March 2014. He also broadcasts for BBC Radio 4. jakewallissimons.com; @JakeWSimons.
To buy books featured in this event please click here. Ten per cent of all sale proceeds will go to Jewish Book Week, supporting the festival for future years.