Nathan Englander Channels His Inner John Le Carré

PhotoWhat drew you to the character of Prisoner Z, who is modeled on Prisoner X, an Australian-born Mossad agent found dead in an Israeli prison?
For 20 years of loyalty, I’ve written them a book that’s not about a rabbi eating toast.
The day I left, the cover of the newspaper was about Prisoner X.
We meet Prisoner Z and he’s in jail and something has gone wrong.
So the thing that turns Prisoner Z is empathy for the Palestinian side?

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