Between Sarkozy and Sarcasm: Playwright Yasmina Reza on What Makes a Person Powerful

Reza, who enjoys worldwide success with her plays and plaudits for a revealing book on Nicolas Sarkozy, was in Israel recently as a guest of the French Embassy.

There are probably humorous conversations in which writers talk among themselves about journalists. Maybe they rate them, mock them, amuse themselves at their expense. As God is my witness, journalists certainly conduct such conversations about interviewees. For every interview published in a newspaper there’s a “behind-the-scenes” story, and sometimes behind-the-scenes is quite an exciting place. It...