'What Would a Writer Be Without a Libido?’

As Yitzhak Laor’s 1994 watershed novel is reissued, the enfant terrible of Israeli letters talks about his life and career, and about the significance for Israeli society - and for him - of the sexual harassment accusations unsuccessfully directed at him several years ago.

Yitzhak Laor’s novel “The People, Food Fit for a King” first appeared 20 years ago. The critics went wild, writing that it was a giant of a...