Interview with Nurit and Rami Harpaz, Authors of Letters From Captivity

16 Mar 2022

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Letters From Captivity : The Israeli Pilot and his Wife?

This book is actually an epistolary novel. Using the authentic letters exchanged between Rami and myself while he was in captivity in Egypt. Throughout the years of Rami’s captivity – on both sides of the Sinai Desert – Rami and I went through many upheavals, happy moments vying with dispiriting disasters, hope mingling with despair. The story of our lives during that time – together and separately – is the inspiration behind this book. We decided that publishing our story could give hope to other people.

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of Letters From Captivity : The Israeli Pilot and his Wife, what would they be?

Let It Be by The Beatles.

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?

Translated Israeli literature.

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

Several biographies!

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

Rami’s return from captivity.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

The hope this book brings for peace and self-development, the belief that anything is possible.

If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?

The ability to keep hope even in the face of darkness and to always see the light at the end of the tunnel, even in the worst of situations.


Nurit and Rami Harpaz are the authors of the new book Letters From Captivity : The Israeli Pilot and his Wife

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