Orly Castel-Bloom is the author of 11 books, and is a multi-award-winning leading voice in Hebrew literature today. Her postmodern classic Dolly City has been included in UNESCO’s Collection of Representative Works. In 2016, Orly Castle-Bloom was awarded the Sapir Prize for An Egyptian Novel, a family saga that ranges from contemporary Israel to Egypt to Inquisition-era Spain.

In this book chat, Orly discusses the complexities of balancing fact and fiction, particularly when it comes to writing family stories, and the importance of capturing the stories of our loved ones before we forget.