The Palestinian-Jewish Author Rocking America's Literary Scene

Hannah Lillith Assadi’s debut novel is a fraught tangle of identities: a Palestinian father who moved to the Arizona desert because it reminded him of home, a worried Jewish mother and a stormy, almost sinister life in New York. She talks about how to untangle the knot

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A year and a half after the publication of her acclaimed debut novel “Sonora,” Hannah Lillith Assadi is planning to board a plane in a few weeks that will take her from her home in New York back to her...