At the core of Yehoshua’s novel, Friendly Fire, is the pointless death of a young soldier, the actual meaning of military terminology and the devastating effect it has on his family. An insightful exploration of relationships and of Israeli society today. Yehoshua spoke to Lyse Doucet about the role of literature and the writer in Israel as well as his hopes and fears for the future.
AB Yehoshua is a leading Israeli author and social and cultural commentator. The recipient of many prizes, including The National Jewish Book Award, he was shortlisted for the first ever International Man Booker. Pushkin Children\'s Books has recently published his critically acclaimed retelling of Dostoyevsky’s classic The Story of Crime and Punishment.Lyse Doucet