©2012 by Alice Walker Recently I wrote a letter to Yediot publishers in Israel declining an offer they’d made to publish my novel The Color Purple. Though the letter is self-explanatory there have been many erroneous and curious interpretations of it. Many media outlets requested interviews, among them the BBC, CNN, The New York Times, more »
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Ellen What if Alice Walker guaranteed permission to reprint The Color Purple to the first Israeli publisher that agreed to print a Hebrew translation and an Arabic translation side-by-side, page-to-page, in the same edition?

I understand not giving this Israeli publisher permission, but it sounds like Walker is also saying she doesn't want her work disseminated or accessible to people located in Israel by any means (translated and printed by a publisher she does approve of, then transmitted via hard copy or online) -- am I understanding that correctly? Those are two very different propositions in my mind.

In any case, I am surprised and thankful that Alice Walker and not some giant publishing house gets to decide when and where her novel is reprinted.


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