Moshe Sakal

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Moshe Sakal is the author of five Hebrew novels, most recently The Diamond Setter (Other Press, 2018), named one of TimeOut New York’s “11 Books You Will Want to Binge-Read This Month,” and Entertainment Weekly has called it “a vital depiction of queer life in the Middle East.” Born in Tel Aviv into a Syrian-Egyptian Jewish family, Sakal lived in Paris, France, for six years and currently lives in Jaffa.

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    Photo: Sarah McGee/Flickr While visiting a kibbutz to give a lecture, and after dining on both hot desert-root vegetable soup and sushi, the speaker becomes the listener when someone in...

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