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On current affairs in German newspaper Koelner Stadt-Anzeiger

A few points about the current Israel-Hamas conflict in Gaza and Tel Aviv, published in German newspaper Koelner Stadt-Anzeiger. Interview by Martin Oehlen

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Interview in Giornale di Brescia

Interview by Francesco Mannoni, published in Italian newspaper Giornale di Brescia. Read article (Italian) >>>

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Interview in the Jerusalem Report

“America has always fascinated me, and I mean the heart of America not just New York or L.A.” An interview about The Hilltop (which WAS on the bestsellers lists despite what is claimed there…), The Jerusalem Book Fair and more … Get to know more »

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Reviews of Croc Attack in Greek newspapers

Here is a review from Greek newspaper, KATHIMERINI. Read review (Greek) >>> And here’s another review published in Greece earlier this month (June 3rd), from the local newspaper of Arta town. Read review (Greek) >>> And another (Greek) >>>

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Festival in Sardinia

I presented my novel Hydromania in the Leggendro Metropolitano Festival in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. Details and program (Italian) >>>

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Conversation with Australian writer Nam Le in Jerusalem

Good conversation with Australian author Nam Le in the 4th International Writers Festival in Jerusalem today, about his book, The Boat, the expectations from writers and how to defy them, moving and writing around the world, etc.

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Article about Croc Attack in Greek newspaper

An article about Croc Attack in big Greek newspaper ELEFTHEROTYPIA, including text by the successful Greek writer Isidoros Zourgos.  

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Article on Narrative4 in Haaretz English

“The acclaimed Israeli author found himself paired with U.S. author Terry Tempest Williams for a story exchange. Someone tells you a personal tale; you tell one in return; then you retell each other’s stories to the group, Gavron explains.” The … Get to know more »

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Interview in Greek newspaper

New interview in Greek newspaper diastixo.gr, for the Greek edition of Croc Attack. Read review (Greek) >>>

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Photo exhibition in New York

This photo of me is part of an authors portraits exhibition starting in New York next week, The Last Line, with photos by German photographer Heike Steinweg. Each author represented also contributed a short text relating to the concept of … Get to know more »

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Bernstein Prize jury arguments for awarding The Hilltop

This is the text from the jury of the Bernstein Prize 2013, explaining why they have awarded the prize to The Hilltop: Assaf Gavron has written one of the most important and interesting books of recent years. The Hilltop is … Get to know more »

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Reading in Berlin Literaturhaus

Reading and discussing The Hilltop in the literaturhaus tonight, aspart of the German-Israeli literatue days 2014 in Berlin. With German author Martin Schauble, moderated by Arne Schneider. Comment and photo by German author Norbert Kron: ssaf Gavron bei den “Deutsch-Israelischen … Get to know more »

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Interview about cultural boycott on German radio

Short piece on the cultural boycott of Israel by German radio journalist Ruth Kinet. Listen (German) >>>

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Reading in Stuttgart

Reading and discussion on The Hilltop in the beautiful new library in Stuttgart tonight. Moderator: Anat Feinberg, professor of Hebrew fiction at Heidelberg University.

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Story of a foreskin – opinion piece on circumcision for Berliner Zeitung

An opinion piece on circumcision for German newspaper, Berliner Zeitung. Written in preview to my appearance in the German-Israeli Literature Days in Berlin Literaturhaus on April 10th. The theme of the festival is religion and belief. Read full article (German) … Get to know more »

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Review of Croc Attack in People Magazine, Greece

Croc Attack got 4 stars in this review in the Greek edition of People Magazine, written by Tina Mandilara.

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On The Hilltop in Yediot Achronot

Critic Arik Glasner, in his article about a new phenomenon he identifies of “cosmopolitan Hebrew fiction, discusses The Hilltop. Published in Yediot Achronot: “To the phenomenon of cosmopolitan Hebrew literature I would like to add another significant novel related to … Get to know more »

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Hydromania shortlisted for prize in Italy

Hydromania is shortlisted for the ADEI WIZO prize, in the “Young Readers” category. It is competing against an Aharon Apelfeld novel. The winner will be chosen by teenagers from 15 high schools around Italy in May. Story on ADEI WIZO … Get to know more »

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The Mouth and Foot mentioned in The Wire Magazine, UK

The Mouth and foot are mentioned in an article about the tel Aviv alternative music scene, as selected by musician Maya Dunitz: Mouth And Foot are a cult group that play lo-fi experimental pop. They have released a record every … Get to know more »

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Copyright free image

This image can be used for free by anyone. Please credit Fana Feng. Click on image for full resolution.

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Review of The Hilltop – German website

This is a review of The Hilltop In German website Intellectures.de. It written by Maria Hummitzsch, who also moderated my reading event in Leipzig in November 2013. Read review >>>

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Almost Dead out in Bulgarian

The Bulgarian translation of Almost Dead is out, published by Enthusiast this week. Here’s the book page on Enthusiast’s website >>> Buy it here >>>

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Interview in Times of Israel

Interview in the Times of Israel, on The Hilltop, translations and more. Written by Jessica Steinberg. Read article >>>

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Copyright-free photos by Howard Romero

New photos, taken January 2014 in the Vermont Studio Center. The photos are free to use, but please credit the photographer: Howard Romero. For full resolution, click on the photo.              

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Review and interview of The Hilltop in Swiss newspaper Neue Zuercher Zeitung

Review and interview on The Hilltop by Marko Martin in the most important newspaper in Switzerland, Neue Zuercher Zeitung. Read review (German) >>>

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Opinion piece on the Anelka Salute, in Corriere Della Sera

An opinion piece I wrote for the Corriere Della Sera daily newspaper in Italy, about footballer Nicolas Anelka’s racist salute in a football match in the English Premier League. Read the article (Italian) >>>

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Interview on Hydromania in Italian newspaper il Giornale

An interview on Hydromania by Boris Solazzo in Italian newspaper il Giornale. Read article (Italian) >>>

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Interview and review of The Hilltop in n-tv, Germany

Interview and review of the hilltop, by Samira Lazarovic, for German n-tv website. Read article >>>

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Interview about The Hilltop in Deutsche Welle, Germany

Interview and article in the Deutsche Welle website, by Andrea Kasiske. This is the text version of the TV story broadcast on 3SAT Kulturzeit last month. Read the article (German) >>>

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Interview about Croc Attack in Omogeneia, Greece

Interview in Greek newspaper. Read article (Greek) >>>

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Interview about Croc Attack in LIFO Magazine, Greece

Interview about the Greek edition of Croc Attack in LIFO Magazine, Greece. Read article >>>

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Review of Croc Attack in Greek e-magazine

Here’s a review of Croc Attack in Greek e-magazine Diastixo. Read review (Greek) >>>

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Selected by JO LEE Magazine, Canada, as one of 16 “World’s Top Authors”

Canadian magazine JO LEE selected 16 World’s Top Authors from countries around the world, and I am the Israeli selection. Read story >>>

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Presentation text for Croc Attack in Thessaloniki

This is the wonderful presentation to Croc Attack in the novel’s launch event in the Public book store in Thessaloniki, written and presented by the Greek Bestselling, Salonikian author, Isidoros Zourgos. Translated from Greek to English by Christina Theochari. Ladies … Get to know more »

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Event in Athens, Greece

\ Launch event for Croc Attack Greek edition in the Polis Cafe, Athens. Presenter: Jean Cohen; Presenter: Kostas.

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Croc Attack published in Greek!

Croc Attack is published in a Greek edition. Translated from English by Christina Theochari. Buy >>> (Apparently they have copies I signed in my recent visit to Athens)      

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Interview about The Hilltop in Austrian magazine, Wiener Zeitung

Interview by Christina Hoeferer in Austrian newspaper, Wiener Zeitung. Read article (German) >>>

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Review of The Hilltop in FAZ (Germany)

Notable German author Eva Menasse wrote a review of the German edition of The Hilltop in Germany’s leading daily newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeiner Zeitung (FAZ). Here is the full review: SAMSTAG, 30. NOVEMBER 2013 BERUF UND CHANCE Für eine Handvoll Tomaten … Get to know more »

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The Hilltop in El Pais

The hilltop is featured in an article on Israeli literature today, By David Alndete, in the leading Spanish newspaper El Pais. Spanish version >>> Portuguese version >>>

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Hilltop Interview on German TV: 3SAT Kulturzeit

Interview on German TV: 3SAT’s Kulturzeit about The Hilltop. by Andrea Kasiske. Watch video (German) >>>

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Radio interview on ORF – Austrian radio

Interview by Susanne Lettenbauer on Austrian national radio ORF. Listen (German) >>>

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Review of The Hilltop in Koelner Stadt-Zeitung

Review of the Hilltop in the Koelner Stadt-Zeitung, by Martin Oehlen. Read review (German) >>>

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TV interview on Hydromania in Italian RAI2

Interview and story on Italian TV’s RAI2, on Hydromania Watch video >>>

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The Hilltop infoscreen ad in Austrian trains and trainstations

This infoscreen video ad for The Hilltop will appear on screens in trains and train stations across Austria between 18-24 November. View video >>>

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Review in Jewniverse of Eating Standing Up

“The Israeli writer Assaf Gavron straddles the deathly funny and deathly serious. In his novel Almost Dead, a man survives multiple suicide-bomb attacks and inadvertently becomes a national hero. His clever and subversive work, Eating Standing Up, focuses on an even more volatile target: falafel stands.” … Get to know more »

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Review of “the Hilltop” in Der Tagesspiegel

“This capacity for unconditional openness and thoughtful, ironic narration, makes him the most interesting political writer in his country” Review of “The Hilltop” in Der Tagesspiegel, Germany. Read full review (German) >>>

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Interview in Tages-Anzeiger, Switzerland

Interview about The Hilltop by Claudia Kuhener in Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger (German):

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Readings in the Israeli Literature Festival in Zurich, Switzerland and Hohenems, Austria

I will have two readings this weekend as part of the Israeli Literature Festival in Zurich, Switzerland, and Hohenems, Austria: Saturday 28 September, 20:00, Literaturhaus Zurich >>> Sunday 29 September, 16:30, Jewish Museum, Hohenems >>> Preview in juedische-allgemeine >>> Article … Get to know more »

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Interview in Tages Woch, Switzerland

Interview by Andreas Schneitter for Swiss newspaper Tages Woch. Read article (German) >>>

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The Hilltop is out in Germany

The Hilltop is out today in German in Luchterhand / Random House. Page on the publisher’s website: >>> Page on Amazon: >>>

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