Moris Farhi was born in Turkey. He is a celebrated playwright and screenwriter, and the author ofChildren of the Rainbow, Young Turk, Journey Through the Wilderness and his latest novel, A Designated Man. He has chaired the Writers in Prison programme for both English and International PEN.
Intimate Impact: Moris Farhi & Richard Zimler
Moris Farhi’s Young Turk is a sensuous tale of love, courage and the forging of conscience, set in a multi-racial Turkey giving sanctuary to many of Europe’s Jews fleeing Nazism. Richard Zimler’s Hunting Midnight, part of his ‘Sephardic Cycle,’ tells the story of a 12- year-old Portuguese boy whose life is dramatically changed when he learns the secret of his family’s Jewish identity, hidden since the Inquisition.
Writing to Change the World
Here were three writers not afraid to tackle serious issues: racism and homophobia, the right to die, the meaning of art, the absurdity of cycles of vengeance, faith and religion – and much more. Their novels are gripping, generous and thought provoking. They discussed the role of literature and its impact on our lives.