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Review of The Hilltop in NRC-Handelsblad, Holland

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Tel Aviv Noir published in Hebrew

Tel Aviv Noir, an anthology of Noir stories set in Tel Aviv, by 14 writers, co-edited by Etgar Keret and myself, was published in Hebrew by Kinneret-Zmora-Bitan. The English edition will be published in October. Read about it on the … Get to know more »

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The Hilltop out in Holland

The Hilltop was published in Dutch translation by publisher Nieuw Amsterdam. The book’s page on the publisher’s website >>> Online shop >>> Sample of first chapters and info (Dutch) >>>

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Mouth & Foot Interview in Haaretz, for the release of new album, Under

Interview in Haaretz cultural section, Gallery, by Moshe Kutner. Read the article (Hebrew) >>>

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Croc Attack in Holiday recommendation list by leading Greek newspaper

Croc Attack is in the list of 100 recommended readings for the holiday season by the leading Greek newspaper Tovima. The book is one of 8 books on the “political” section, alongside Mario Vargas Llosa and E.L. Doctorow. Read the … Get to know more »

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The Hilltop is on the longlist for the Sapir Award

The Hilltop is one of twelve novels listed on the longlist of the Sapir Prize, Israel’s equivalent of the Booker. The shortlist will be announced on November 25th, and the winner on February 5th, 2014.

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New Foot and Mouth Album

The Foot and Mouth announced details of their new album, to be titled Under and released in December 2013. The band will reissue their four previous albums in digital form on bandcamp.com throughput the month of November. New Facebook page … Get to know more »

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The Hilltop wins the Bernstein Literary Prize

The Hilltop won the Bernstein Literary Prize for 2013. From the jury’s decision: “In what was far from an obvious move, Gavron chose to… write a novel of great breadth, attempting to tackle the fundamental questions of the State of … Get to know more »

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Review of The Hilltop in Bazler Zeitung

My father always told me, “as long as they spell your name right, it doesn’t matter what they write.” Well, they didn’t spell my name right, but this is apparently a very good review of The Hilltop in the newspaper … Get to know more »

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FoodTrip in Jerusalem

For three weeks, in July-August, a food-truck roamed the streets of Jerusalem, serving varying dishes from changing guests in different neighborhoods of the city, as part of a co-production of the Jerusalem Season of Culture and the chef Asaf Granit … Get to know more »

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Events and signings during Book Week 2013

Events and signing during Book Week: Wednesday, 5/6/13, 18:00: Signing The Hilltop in the Books in the Attic / Yediot Sfarim area, Rabin Square, Tel Aviv. Thursday, 6/6/13, 19:30: “Extras” in Bookworm bookshop, Maze Street, Tel Aviv. Details  >>> Sunday, … Get to know more »

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New digital edition for my debut novel Ice

My debut novel, “ice”, originally published in 1997 and unavailable in print for some years, is now out in a new, enhanced digital edition. The edition can be downloaded and read on any tablet or smartphone (Hebrew only), and is … Get to know more »

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Story for Haartez Weekend Supplement’s “Small Victories” project

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Tweet on The Hilltop by Anshel Pfeffer, the Haaretz UK correspondent

Not sure when Assaf Gavron’s The Hilltop is due out in English but when it’s translated, make sure to read the only decent novel on settlers — Anshel Pfeffer (@AnshelPfeffer) March 26, 2013

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Sexy

Selected in Time Out Tel Aviv’s “Sexiest People in Town” issue.

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Writers Football tournament in Haifa, June 2012

The Israeli Writers Football team will host a tournament in the city of Haifa, between 10-12 June 2012. The other participants will be the writers football teams of Germany and Italy. All the games and event will take place in … Get to know more »

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Hydromania Audiobook out in Hebrew

Produced and published by iCast >>> Read by Einat Weizman

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Interview in France24 Culture Show

Short inteview on CrocAttack in France24 Culture Show (English). Link to show >>> (Item is between 3:00-4:15 mins)

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Mouth & Foot on live TV from the Rothchild tent-city

Mouth & Foot appeared on TV show HaYanshufim, broadcast live on channel 2 and 8, from the tent city in Rothchild Boulevard, Tel Aviv, center of Israel summer social protests. Watch video >>>

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Mouth & Foot live in the Rothchild tent-city, Tel Aviv

Mouth & Fooot played a short set in support of the social protest, in the Rothchild Boulevard tent-city in Tel Aviv. Video of Got to Stop Playing: Video of Bibi You Will Never: Still:

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David Foster Wallace Hebrew translation out now

The first Hebrew translation of David Foster Wallace is out now. Girl with Curious Hair is a collection of essays and stories, selected especially for this edition. The stories were translated by Elinoar Berger. The essays were translated by Assaf … Get to know more »

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New translation into Hebrew: Metamorphosis in comics – by Franz Kafka, adapted by Peter Cooper

Franz Kafka’s classic Metamorphosis in a comics adaptation by Peter Cooper – out now in Assaf Gavron’s Hebrew translation, in Kinneret-Zmora-Bitan Publishing.

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Assaf Gavron wins Creativity Award 2011

Assaf Gavron won Israel’s Eshkol Prime minister’s Creativity Award 2011. The award is given annually to 15 Hebrew writers and pays a year’s high-school teacher’s salary. The jury wrote on Gavron that his books offer a unique mixture of hard, … Get to know more »

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Mouth & Foot live in Tsavta, Tel Aviv

Mouth & Foot appeared in Ram Orion’s show – cooperations, 99-09 – part of the Helem Krach festival in Tsavta, Tel Aviv. Still from “Mouth & Foot in Sapce / We Are the Licensed Garage” with Roy Chicky Arad:   … Get to know more »

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New translation: Donald Harington – Choiring of the Trees

New translation out now: my third Hebrew translation of Donald Harington – Choiring of the Trees. Published by Toby Press.

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Eating Standing Up trailer

Eating Standing Up trailer, made by Assaf Billet.

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New translation: Utterly Monkey by Nick Laird

Published in Hebrew by Graf publishing.

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New book in shop(s): Eating Standing Up

My new book, Eating Standing Up, is out now. The book assembles my fast food reviews for Jerusalem local magazine Kol Ha’ir, originally published between 1995-1997. The publisher is Jerusalem cafe/comics/pub/record shop Uganda, where copies are available. More details >>>

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New translation: Donald Harington’s When Angels Rest

Out in Toby press: my translation of When Angels Rest by Donald Harington.

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New translation: Ed Jocelin and Andrew McEwan – The Long March

Published by Books in the Attic.

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New translation: Donald Harington – The Architecture of the Arkansas Ozarks

Published by Toby Press.

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New translation: James Hawes – Speak for England

Published by Bavek Publishing.

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New Translation: Jonathan Safran Foer – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Published by Kinneret-Zmora-Bitan.

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New translation: Tristan Egolf – Skirt and the Fiddle

Published by Kinneret-Zmora-Bitan

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Review of CrocAttack in Maariv, Israel

Appeared in Hebrew. Translated to English The essence of our times, with simplicity Book review by Arik Glasner, Ma’ariv, May 19, 2006.  CrocAttack’s protagonist miraculously survives three terror attacks and becomes a celebrity. This novel breathes refreshing air into our … Get to know more »

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New translation: Audrey Niffeneger – The Time Traveler’s Wife

Published by Kinneret-Zmora-Bitan.

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New translation: J.D. Salinger – Nine Stories

Published by Kinneret-Zmora-Bitan.

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New translation: Richard Condon – The Manchurian Candidate

Published by Ivrit Publishing.

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New translation: Jonathan Safran Foer – Everything is Illuminated

Published by Kinneret-Zmora-Bitan

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Review of Moving in Haaretz

Jonesy Wants to Make a Killing in America Book review by Batya Gur, Ha’aretz, Galeria, March 27, 2003. This tragic-comic, fascinating, believable and original novel by Assaf Gavron, a young Israeli writer who went to work in a moving company in New … Get to know more »

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Review of Sex in the Cemetery in Yediot Achronot

Like Drugged Mice Book review by Prof. Yigal Schwartz, Yediot Achronot Literary Supplement, September 22, 2000. There are fourteen stories and novella in this book, with young men and women as protagonists, mostly in their late twenties. Most of them are Israelis, … Get to know more »

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New translation: Quentin Tarantino – Pulp Fiction

Published by Gvanim.

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New translation: James Hawes – A White Merc with Fins

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New translation: Douglas Coupland – Life After God

Published by Modan Publishing

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