Documenting a Warped and Psychotic Society in Israel's Wild West

Interview with author Assaf Gavron, whose new book, 'The Hilltop,' engages with the radical fringes of the settler movement in their full, flesh-and-blood glory.

Among the glowing reviews garnered by Assaf Gavron's latest novel, The Hilltop, earlier this year, was a wry comment that the book had been written virtually ready for translation. Shortly after that review appeared, the Israeli literary community began buzzing with rumors of the six-figure sums Gavron had received for The Hilltop's...