Yaron Peleg

Yaron Peleg is Kennedy Leigh lecturer in Modern Hebrew Studies at Cambridge University. His recent publications include the book, Israeli Culture Between the Two Intifadas: A Brief Romance (2008), and an edited anthology of articles on contemporary Israeli Cinema, Identities in Motion (2012).
The People of Forever Are Not Afraid
Shani Boianjiu’s debut novel is a disconcerting and often surreal coming of age story set in the Israeli army. Written by a 25-year old Israeli dubbed as a hot new literary talent, it introduces three girl friends conscripted into endless boredom and danger, entering adulthood with guns. Boianjiu came to Jewish Book Week for the UK launch of The People of Forever are Not Afraid. Yael, Avishag and Lea drill constantly for a moment that may never come. They live inside that single, int...