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Ian McEwan’s Jerusalem Prize Acceptance Speech

Yesterday, British author Ian McEwan accepted the Jerusalem Prize. Here’s the text of his acceptance speech.

I admire McEwan’s work and I’m glad (and grateful) that he refused calls to boycott the prize. Still…although no one could call the criticisms in his speech one-sided (although some will, of course, try), I wish they’d been at least a bit less tilted against Israel.

Meantime, the Jerusalem International Book Fair continues. (I’m not there, but Quiet Americans is!) I’m not seeing a whole lot of JIBF coverage online. Are you?

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