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Translation rights for The Hilltop were also sold to Natur och Kultur in Sweden after auction, and to publisher of CrocAttack Rivages in France, also after auction.
North American rights for The Hilltop were sold to Paul Whitlatch at Scribner Books, the excellent publisher of Don Delillo, Stephen King and many others, a division of Simon & Schuster.
The Hilltop will be published in The Netherlands by Nieuw Amsterdam and in Italy by La Giuntina. This adds to sales to Random House / luchterhand in Germany (to be published September 2013, and Books in the Attic in Israel … Get to know more
An interview by Alexis Brunet in the French blog La Cause Litteraire. Read interview >>>
Reading from the first chapter of CrocAttack / Almost Dead, for the CultureBuzz project.
Interview about the new buses for Palestinian workers in the West Bank. Written by Alessandra Baduel. Read Article >>>
Some translated excerpts from reviews of The Hilltop in the Israeli press (for a wider list, please see The Hilltop page in this website): “An intense, funny and violent novel… a wonderful book… Gavron’s Magnum Opus, written with the pretension … Get to know more
The Hilltop goes up to no. 6 in the Haaretz independent book stores bestsellers list.
The Prix Courrier International 2012 was awarded in Paris for the novel Croc Attack. Read and watch the full video >>>
Photo: Jonathan Bloom Full article (Italian) >>>
“An intense, funny and violent novel… a wonderful book… Gavron’s Magnum Opus, written with the pretension and dare of The Great Israeli Novel.” Interview about “The Hilltop” with Yehuda Nuriel in Yediot Achronot Full interview (Hebrew) >>>
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The new novel The Hilltop will be available in book stores in Israel on 1.1.2013. The German edition will be published in September 2013.
The French award, Prix Courrier International was announced today – and the winner is CrocAttack! Here is the announcement. Details of an event in Paris January to follow. Announcement (French) >>>
Article in Dutch website PVPR on winning the Wizo Holland Award for Hydromania. Read article (Dutch) >>>
Hydromania was announced as the winner of the WIZO Netherlands literary award in Amsterdam today. In second place came De Held by Jessica Durlacher, and in third place 7 Dagen, 7 Nachten by Jonathan Tropper. Announcement (Dutch) >>> Award page … Get to know more
I was asked by American Jewish daily The Forward – did the rocket attacks on Tel Aviv burst the bubble? Here’s the answer >>>
An interview by Petra Lambeck in the Deutsche Welle website, on the recent award in Cologne, the recent operation in Gaza, etc. German version >>> English Version >>>
“When the cannons roar, the TV pundits don’t shut up.” An opinion piece about the israeli media and social media during the operation in Gaza. English version >>> German version >>> Arabic version >>>
An article about the experience of of rockets in Tel Aviv. Published in the Koelner Stadt Anzeiger. Read (German) >>>
The award ceremony, reading and discussion in Cologne’s theatre, started a week of events in Cologne and the area, celebrating the “Buch fuer Die Stadt” award given by the Cologne Literaturhaus and the newspaper Koelner Stadt Anzeiger to Croc Attack … Get to know more
CrocAttack was selected for the shortlist of the Prix Courrier International in France. The award is given by the French international magazine for foreign fiction published in France in the previous 12 months. The winner will be announced on 29 … Get to know more
Yedioth Achronot, Israel’s most popular newspaper, claims The Hilltop is one of the three “most expected novels” to be published in Israel in the coming winter: “An intriguing novel about the illegal settlement Maale Hermesh C”.
The new, “Book in the City” edition of Ein Schones Attentat, is out today in Germany. Events to mark the award will take place in the Cologne area in November 2012. Details will be published later. The new edition on … Get to know more
The novel “Ein Schones Attentat” was selected at the city of Cologne’s Book for the City 2012″. A special edition will be printed and several events will take place in the city during November 2012. A box-set edition that includes … Get to know more
I appeared on NPR’s Talk of the Nation. The show was broadcasted live in front of an audience in Aspen, Colorado. With me on the segment titled “Writers offer alternate lens on modern Middle East” were Iranian-American writers Reza Aslan … Get to know more
A short piece on the Haifa Writers leagues tournament featuring Germany, Italy and Israel. Published in the Jewish Daily Forward. Read article >>>
J.K. Rowling’s new novel, The Casual Vacancy (her first for adults), will be published in Israel by Books in the Attic. I will be the translator. Article in Haaretz (Hebrew) >>>
Haaretz published a story on the Haifa International Writers league football tournament, that kicked off yesterday with a draw between Israel and Germany. Read article >>>
Haaretz published an item about my next book, The Hilltop, the story of the residents of an illegal Jewish settlement in the West Bank. The Hilltop will be published in Israel by my new publisher, Books in the Attic. My … Get to know more
Read review (French) >>>
CrocAttack was selected as book of the day today on French website Livre du jour >>>
Video interview on French bookshop Mollat, speaking about CrocAttack. English with French subtitles. Watch video >>>
A short text I wrote about dolphins appeared in the book “+-5 metres” of the French photographer Jow Bunni. The book assembles hundreds of photos taken in oceans around the world (up to 5 meters above or below the water … Get to know more
Moving, an international comedy-action film based on the novel by Israeli writer Assaf Gavron and directed by Assaf Harel, will be shot in Canada next year. It will star Asi Cohen and Yossi Marshak and will tell the story of … Get to know more
On this list of writers supporting Occupy Wall Street. Full list >>>
“I enjoyed Almost Dead as both a thriller and a satire… Almost Dead is a great book for an adventurous reader and I hope to see more from Gavron soon.” Review of Almost Dead in the Boston Bibliophile blog. Read full review >>>
“Gavron has written a highly entertaining novel about a problem so complex that a political and territorial resolution has eluded the world’s leaders for over half a century. Fahmi’s general good-naturedness and Croc’s dark humor won me over quickly. Both wonder who or what is guiding their … Get to know more
On Sunday 4 September, in Zurich, Switzerland, a literary event will discuss future scenarios for Israel, as reflected in fiction. Among the novels discussed will be ones by David Grossman, Chaim Be’er, Leon de Winter and my own Hydromania. Swiss … Get to know more
CrocAttack will be published in France on 5 October 2011. The publisher, Payot & Rivages, keeps the UK title “CrocAttack”, and also keeps some graphic elements from the original UK cover. Amazon.fr link >>> Publisher’s webpage >>>
WIZO in the Netherlands have selected Hydeomania as one of six books for the shortlist of their Book of the Year 2012 Literary Award. The award is given to a book written by a Jewish author, published in Dutch in … Get to know more
Long list on the prize website >>> Update: the book is not a finalist…
I appeared on a 3SAT Kulturzeit program on the Israeli protests. View video >>>