Two Israeli bookshops withdraw Sally Rooney novel from sale

8 November 2021

Two major bookstores in Israel have taken Sally Rooney’s latest novel, Beautiful World, Where Are You, off its shelves following the Irish author’s recent decision not to permit the book to be translated into Hebrew.

Rooney’s novels were previously available from Steimatzky and Tzomet Sefarim, but the books have now been removed from their websites, and will be pulled from physical shops too. The retailers have more than 200 branches between them.