Tag Archives: Blogs

Interview in Tin House magazine blog

“The Hilltop, Assaf Gavron’s fifth novel, opens with the language of Genesis: “In the beginning were the fields.” We soon meet Othniel Assis, who, “so it came to pass,” hiked until his beard grew long and he found the land … Get to know more »

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Radio Interview – Jeff Schechtman’s “Specific Gravity”

Interview about The Hilltop on Jeff Schechtman’s radio show, Specific Gravity. Listen to the show >>>

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The Hilltop in PlacingLiterature.com

Cool website that places scenes from books on the map. There are several from The Hilltop. PlacingLiteraure.com >>>

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Review of Almost Dead in the Boston Bibliophile blog

“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 >>>  

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Review of CrocAttack in the Bookmunch blog

“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 >>>

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Almost Dead on the OBOC blog favorite-books-of-the-year list

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 >>>

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Photo in the Leica blog

German photographer Heike Steinweg made author portraits during the International Literature Festival in Berlin, using a Leica S2 camera. Here I appear as one of the authors photographed, together with an interview with Heike and Andrea Lazi who did the … Get to know more »

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On Hydromania in BLDGBLOG blog

“Israeli novelist Assaf Gavron’s recent book Hydromania has yet to appear in English, as far as I can tell, but I’d love to read it when it does.” Geoff Manaugh from influential architecture blog BLDGBLOG on Hydromania. Read full article … Get to know more »

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Review of Almost Dead in the Entertainment Realm blog

“A witty, sarcastic gem of a novel about day to day life in Israel with mass chaos going ona witty, sarcastic gem of a novel about day to day life in Israel with mass chaos going on… Almost Dead will … Get to know more »

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Review of Almost Dead in The Next Best Book Blog

“With Almost Dead, not only did I read a fantastic story of survival and confusion, hatred and forgiveness, but I learned so much about a topic and a culture that I had no previous experience with or knowledge of before … Get to know more »

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On Almost Dead in Reviews From a Serial Reader blog

“The fear in this piece is staggering and the questioning that goes along with that fear is incomprehensible to anyone living outside this state of existence.” On Almost Dead in the Reviews From a Serial Reader blog. Read full review >>>

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Review of Almost Dead in The Little Reader blog

“The writing was sharp and humorous, and the story pulled along at a steady pace throughout… the ending was just wow!  i think i read the last 50 pages in a blink… this book just took me by surprise, in … Get to know more »

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Review of Almost Dead in Winstondad’s Blog

“This book is in the like of Catch 22, using humor to explain the madness of war.” Read full review >>>   Quote in BookRabbit Blog >>>

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Article about Israeli fiction translations in the US

Article by Eric Herschthal about Israeli fiction translations published in the US. Read full article >>> Also published in the Jewish Book Review Blog >>>

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Review of Almost Dead in the Tottenville Review blog

“Assaf Gavron has seized time as a metaphor for his funny, poignant, and nuanced look at the decades’ long conflict in the Middle East. If what you know about the Israel-Palestine dispute comes from reading newspapers, listening to pundits on … Get to know more »

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LA Times review syndicated

LA Times review of Almost Dead, written by David Ulin, was syndicated in: Chicago Tribune >>> Kansas City Star >>> Victoria Advocate blog >>> The Bulletin >>> The Pueblo Chieftain >>> It is also mentioned in the Omnivoracious blog and … Get to know more »

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Review of Almost Dead in the blog Juicy, US

“With Almost Dead, the author has forged admirable research and at least one finely tuned character.” Review by Nick Curley in the blog Juicy. Read full review >>>

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Review of Almost Dead in Three Percent blog

“… a wonderfully vivid book that builds something beautiful on the strange trajectories that bring two lives into such mortal proximity. And at the same time, we have a book that is very much of its time and of its … Get to know more »

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Review of Almost Dead in the blog Matthue, US

“Dammit, most of the books that I feel compelled to run up to everyone I know and shake them by the shoulders and shout, “READ THIS!” are books that make me feel good. Almost Dead is definitely not a book … Get to know more »

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About Almost Dead in the Jewish Book Council blog

“As a soldier in Gaza in the first Intifada, I unknowingly started the research to a novel I was to publish 18 years later.” An essay about the research for the forthcoming novel on settlers in My Jewish Learning, the … Get to know more »

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About the research on settlers in the Jewish Book Council blog

“In one outpost, a stunning place on the edge of the desert, I found a small hut to sit and write. The bath and toilet were outside under the sky, the floor was hard rock and the wind whistled through … Get to know more »

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About Eating Standing Up in the Jewish Book Council Blog

“Jerusalem prides itself, among other things, for its fast food, which derives its inspiration from the unique multicultural experience of the city: east and west, oriental and European, Arab and Jewish, ancient and new”. An essay about the research for … Get to know more »

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About Moving in the Jewish Book Council blog

“I moved the furniture and personal belongings of families, offices and companies all over the U.S., and had an intimate inside look at the way the business worked, the life of Israelis in it, and the way they experienced America”. … Get to know more »

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Review of CrocAttack in Savidge Reads, UK

“An incredibly intelligent, thought provoking, different and most importantly well written read that I would highly recommend giving a try.” Review of CrocAttack by Simon Savidge in the Savidge Reads blog. Read full review >>>

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Review of CrocAttack in the blog Stuck In A Book, UK

“I found it a great read, essentially it is a thriller with some genuine political and human insights into the Middle East conflict, and I recommend it wholeheartedly.” Review of CrocAttack by ‘Dark Puss’ in the blog Stuck In A … Get to know more »

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Review of CrocAttack in The Bookbag blog

“a splendid picture of Israeli life which had me crying at the futility of it all on several occasions and then laughing at the absurdities… Highly recommended.” Review of CrocAttack by Sue Magee, The Bookbag. Read full review >>>

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