During this week, books will be celebrated throughout Israel in this annual tradition of the’ Book’s week’.
For that occasion, I was asked by Yedioth Ahronoth, to illustrate An Ounce of Cure, one of Alice Munro’s (the Nobel Prize winner in Literature 2013) short stories.
I really enjoyed the reading, first of all because of the genre; I ‘m a lousy reader, therefore knowing from the word go, that the reading will be concluded shortly, provides me with a great incentive.
A second source of enjoyment was the story itself, and the author’s facility to depict through simple words and a direct, prosaic style, the entire life of her heroine.
The story line is built around one event which turns out to be a pivotal one for the rest of the heroine’s life.
The other, most important source of enjoyment for me, was a phone call from my wonderful dad, who saw the illustration in the paper, so he called me to say how much he liked it.
If only for that, it was worth it!