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The Prospect Interview #124: Colum McCann on writing the Israel-Palestine conflict

What does fiction have to say to a seemingly endless real world battle?

By Prospect Team  

Novelist Colum McCann joins the Prospect Interview this week to discuss his new bestseller, Apeirogon, a fictional story based on the real-life friendship between an Israeli and a Palestinian. He talks to our Arts and Books editor about how he went about researching the novel, learning from the Northern Ireland peace process, and why, in spite of everything, he still has hope.

Colum McCann’s Apeirogon is published by Bloomsbury. Danielle Peled reviews the novel in the latest issue of Prospect, online here


Find all episodes of the Prospect interview here

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