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An article about Croc Attack in big Greek newspaper ELEFTHEROTYPIA, including text by the successful Greek writer Isidoros Zourgos.
New interview in Greek newspaper diastixo.gr, for the Greek edition of Croc Attack. Read review (Greek) >>>
Croc Attack got 4 stars in this review in the Greek edition of People Magazine, written by Tina Mandilara.
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 >>>
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
Interview in Greek newspaper. Read article (Greek) >>>
Interview about the Greek edition of Croc Attack in LIFO Magazine, Greece. Read article >>>
Here’s a review of Croc Attack in Greek e-magazine Diastixo. Read review (Greek) >>>
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
\ Launch event for Croc Attack Greek edition in the Polis Cafe, Athens. Presenter: Jean Cohen; Presenter: Kostas.
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)
Swedish author and journalist Fredrik Ekelund, who was in Israel for the Writers International Football tournament in Haifa in June, interviewed me for Sydsvenskan, the biggest newspaper in the south of Sweden. Read the article (Swedish) >>>
Reading from the first chapter of CrocAttack / Almost Dead, for the CultureBuzz project.
The Prix Courrier International 2012 was awarded in Paris for the novel Croc Attack. Read and watch the full video >>>
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) >>>
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 >>>
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
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
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 >>>
Short inteview on CrocAttack in France24 Culture Show (English). Link to show >>> (Item is between 3:00-4:15 mins)
“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
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 >>>
Long list on the prize website >>> Update: the book is not a finalist…
“Gavron has crafted a compulsively readable, bleakly funny thriller that covers a lot of ground—lampooning secular Israelis’ superficial distractions and cult of celebrity, blasting the country’s Manichean political discourse, and taking swipes at religious self-righteousness and closed-mindedness, both Muslim and … Get to know more
“A black comedy about suicide bombing, in which a 30-something Israeli survives three attacks in one week and becomes a national symbol of resilience. The moral heart of the novel, through, resides in a second protagonist, a conflicted Palestinian terrorist … Get to know more
“I really wanted to like CrocAttack! I did. It’s not a bad idea for a novel.” Review of CrocAttack in the blog Bookmunch. Read full review >>>
Details on the production of the movie version of Almost Dead / CrocAttack were revealed by Andro Steinborn of Arden Film. Published in Screen Daily. Read full article >>>
“A lively but reflective novel, rich in bleak humour and sharp observations.” Review of CrocAttack! by James Smart in the Guardian. Read full review >>>
“A little gem that’s been flying under the radar. I’m expecting this novel to be one of those “I would never have picked this up!” books.” Read >>>
“It would be hard to imagine any political, historical or cultural account of the troubles of the Middle East that would lay bare the desolation of its endless, mindless hatred as well as this short novel does.” Review by Laura … Get to know more
“A black comedy about suicide bombing, written with a deft and telling eye. Narrated, in turn, by an Israeli and a Palestinian, this novel resonates with a moral vision so unrelenting that we can’t help but confront (and more importantly, recognize) … Get to know more
Phil Robinson from the One Book, One Community program blog in Waterloo, Canada, chose Almost Dead among his favorite books of 2010. Read full article >>>
CrocAttack will appear in Greek translation. The book was sold to publisher Bartzoulianos.
The paperback edition of CrocAttack will be published by Fourth Estate in the UK on January 6th, 2011, priced 7.99 Pounds. Publisher’s web page >>> Amazon page >>>
“I doubt any political, historical, or cultural treatises could ever lay bare the disaster of endless, mindless hatred like this short novel does.” On Almost Dead in the Provo City Library Staff Reviews blog. Read full review >>>
“It might seem counterintuitive to expect that a book about terrorism could be suspenseful, deadpan comic and compelling with likable characters on each side of the warring Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but this book did it.” Almost Dead is on “The year’s … Get to know more
The Italian version of CrocAttack (La mia storia, la tua storia) was one of the winners of Italian Adei Wizo Prize 2010. The winners were announced tonight in a ceremony in Milan.
“L.A. Times book editor David L. Ulin considered it to be “brilliant,” and the review in Canada’s Globe and Mail said it painted “a vivid picture of the most insoluble conflict of our time with a master’s hand.” Article on … Get to know more
I read on the Authors For Peace 24-hour-long online worldwide reading event. My slot was 20:15 Berlin time. I read in English from the novel Almost Dead / CrocAttack. The event was followed worldwide online.