Meet Author David Yair!
Encounters of Fate tells about encounters between young people and the romance that grows despite the wars and difficulties they experience. It relays a multi-faceted exploration of the Jewish experience through the horrors and the hope of the Holocaust and the post-war years in which there were still challenges to be met.
Read the author's interview below:
How long have you been writing?
I’ve been professionally writing for the past 30 years. However, my writing originally began almost 50 years ago as a young soldier in the army. I’ve published 10 books so far, and working on several more.
What is your most recent literary/artistic project?
My latest project is “Encounters of Fate: A novel of heartbreak and hope during the Holocaust”. This book is inspired by many first hand experiences of my own life. It is a moving novel about the life of two young people telling their stories of heartbreak and hope through the Jewish Holocaust. As they tell of family breakdowns through the turbulence of World War II, the horrors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, and the hope of freedom in the yet-to-be-established state of Israel, we read time and time again of strange twists of destiny.
What inspires you to write?
My writing originally started in a small diary I carried with me as a young soldier during the 1967 war in Israel. My most profound experience was an encounter with a Jordanian officer who almost killed me. In that specific moment I wished I could be a frog, to simply jump away from there. I survived that tackle, and decided to make the frog my symbol. I’ve written by now 8 books about a flying frog, because I see many valuable characteristics in it. I'm inspired by my past experiences, by the moments that happen around me and the people I care about.
Who’s your favorite author and why?
My favourite authors are Ernest Hemingway and Aleister Mclean. Both are extremely gifted authors who wrote fantastic war related novels. I love reading books about wars and the human experiences attached to them. I connect to the characters and feel the complicated emotions present in those situations.
What advice can you give to other authors or writers?
Don’t be afraid to put your work out there. If the passion to write burns inside your heart, just let it out. Don’t let other experienced authors take you down, believe in your talent and embrace the writing journey.
Where can readers go to find out more information about your work?
You are welcome to view my Amazon Author page.
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