PEN Conference, Copenhagen, September 2006

I ponder sometimes, when I read writings of new novelists, review some of my old articles, or start writing a new novel,

George Juha- Reuters

Beirut: Reading Laila Al Atrash’s “Women at the Crossroads”, especially after you hear the author describe it in a phone conversation as “real life tales”,

The imagined "Other" is still playing a significant role in the East-West relationship, because political geography has generated an ideology filled with conflicts, dispute and blood.

I never realised how much Jerusalem was mine, how it had lived with me and within me, till I wrote my first novel, The Sun Rises from the West, in 1986. Then Jerusalem became a reality, a living pulse, stronger than all those years and deeper than all other feelings.