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Review of The Hilltop in Times of Israel

“There are no easy outcomes in this novel, but such is the reality in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Incidents described in the book could easily be sprouting from today’s newspaper headlines; the advantage of reading about them in a work of … Get to know more »

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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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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 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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Review of the German edition of The Hilltop in qantara.de

“The novel can be read in two very different ways, which, nonetheless, share points of contact. Gavron’s novel could be seen on the one hand as being a social-political tale, and on the other as emphasizing the human and moral … Get to know more »

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“Today Costa Rica”: New story in English on jewishfiction.net

        “Whenever the wind blows—and it usually does—it sounds like ping-pong. The thin, hollow plastic ball hitting the green varnished hardboard table, and the ropes whipping the thick, synthetic, polyester fabric as it waves around in the … Get to know more »

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Interview in the Haaretz English edition

“Among the glowing reviews garnered by Assaf Gavron’s latest novel, The Hilltop, earlier this year, was a wry comment that the book had been written virtually ready for translation. Shortly after that review appeared, the Israeli literary community began buzzing with … Get to know more »

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Opinion piece in qantara.de about the Israeli media in the Gaza operation

“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 >>>

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Article in Haaretz English edition on the award in Cologne

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“Buch Fuer Die Stadt” award ceremony in Cologne

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 »

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Occupy Wall Street Writers Support

          On this list of writers supporting Occupy Wall Street. Full list >>>

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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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Slideshow about the Settlers research – META Magazine Germany

A slideshow about my research into a future novel taking place in an illegal settlement in the West Bank. Based on my presentation in the Petcha Kotcha event in Tel Aviv, December 2009. View the slide show >>>

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Details on movie version of Almost Dead / CrocAttack

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 >>>

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Event in Gelsenkirchen Zoo

A reading event from the German version of Moving, (titled Alles Paletti), took place tonight in the “Murder on the Hellweg” mystery and crime literature festival, the biggest festival of its kind in Europe. The event took place in the … Get to know more »

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Article on Almost Dead in Haaretz Books

“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 »

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Authors for Peace reading

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.

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Berlin International Literature festival

Author biography and event details in the 2010 Berlin International Literature Festival website. The main reading is on 21 September. Details >>>   Author biography >>>

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Article on Mouth & Foot in 18 magazine

“Mouth And Foot didn’t intend to be an enigma, but it soon became one. It’s a band that scarcely performs, has never released a promotional photo, and puts out an album exactly every six years.” Article on the Mouth and … Get to know more »

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Shakespeare & Company reading photos

Photos by Lauren Goldenberg, Shakespeare & Company staff. View the full photo album >>>

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CrocAttack blurbs

Geraldine Brooks: “Assaf Gavron has done the impossible: written a darkly funny novel about suicide bombing. In a dazzling display of empathy, Gavron creates two equally compelling narrators, the bomber and his victim. This is a virtuoso work; a pitch-perfect … Get to know more »

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CrocAttack! in The Daily Star, Lebanon

“The reception accorded Israeli author Assaf Gavron’s fourth novel, “CrocAttack!,” reveals a crucial undercurrent too often ignored in the quagmire of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict…” From today’s editorial of Lebanese English-language newspaper, The Daily Star. Read full article >>>

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Hydromania wins the Geffen Award 2009

Hydromania won the Geffen Award (Israeli equivalent of the Hugo) for the best science fiction novel of the year. Haaretz >>> Science fiction Awards Watch >>>

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Talking about Hydromania in Germany

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CrocMap

View CrocMap in a larger map A map with the important locations where CrocAttack takes place >>>

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Review in Eating Standing Up in Haaretz

“The juicy, wonderful descriptions of the food – including the side dishes, the salads and above all, the falafel – compensate for the many references to eateries long gone. The food, as Gavron sketches it, revels in its own colors, … Get to know more »

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Reading in the German Embassy, Tel Aviv

Reading to the Young Koenigswinter Alumni Conference in the German Embassy in Tel Aviv. The photo is from the reading and the following text is the summary of the event by a member of the group, Anna von rer Goltz.

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Review of Hydromania in Qantara.de

“Hydromania is an exciting eco-thriller, thematically topical, and satisfyingly complex in its handling of the issues.” Review of Hydromania in several languages: English version >>> German version >>> Arabic version >>> This English version also appears in the blog Full … Get to know more »

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Comment in Qantara.de on Gaza operation

Comment regarding the Gaza operation in multi-language German website qantara.de. English version >>> German version >>> Turkish version >>> Arabic Version >>>

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Word Association Football – Nir Baram in Haarez on the writers tournament

“Suddenly we discovered a window onto the world of childhood where all complexity is eliminated: There is us and there is them, there is winning and there is losing. And we beat England 3-2 after a perfect game by our … Get to know more »

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Hydromania: quotes from Israeli press reviews

A selection of excerpts from reviews on the novel Hydromania in the Israeli press, translated to English: “Maya is one of the most engaging characters you will have met recently, the kind of character you immediately want to become friends … Get to know more »

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Video: Deutsche-Welle Interview in Israel

Interviews with friends and family, Part of “60 Years of Israel”. Made by Sabine Kieselbach for the Deutche-Welle “Arts 21″ show. Watch the video – English version >>> German version >>>  

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Interview in Stylemag

Interview on the German publication of CrocAttack and on the Mouth and Foot. Interview by Eric Mandel for Stylemag. English (though a German magazine). Read full article >>>

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Israel Writers Team trip to Germany

“… We are under attack. Germans are coming in waves, with their white adidas shirts and the intimidating eagle logo. They attack from the left, center, and it seems mainly right, which is my position. We hardly pass the halfway … Get to know more »

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Interview on CrocAttack in Qantara.de

Interview on the German edition of CrocAttack in multi-language German website Qantara.de. By Ariana Mirza. English version >>> German version >>> Turkish version >>>

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Video: CrocAttack 3Sat TV Interview

Interview on the German edition of CrocAttack (Ein Schones Attentat) for the 3Sat Kulturzeit show. Interview for by Tina Mendelsohn, in the Leipzig Book Fair, March 2008. Watch Video >>>

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Review on CrocAttack in Qantara.de

“This montage of two parallel yet starkly different lives is gripping from the very first page… An exciting novel full of devastating conflicts and touching, moving moments. A must-read.” Review on the German edition of CrocAttack in the multilingual German … Get to know more »

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The Mouth & Foot code

English >>> German / Deutsch >>>  

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Ice – press cuts

Press cuts on the novel “Ice”, translated to English: “Assaf Gavron is 27, editor at a trendy Jerusalem magazine, pop musician in a group with two albums to its credit. His first novel was published in Tel Aviv only last … Get to know more »

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