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Interview in Giornale di Brescia

Interview by Francesco Mannoni, published in Italian newspaper Giornale di Brescia. Read article (Italian) >>>

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Festival in Sardinia

I presented my novel Hydromania in the Leggendro Metropolitano Festival in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. Details and program (Italian) >>>

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Hydromania shortlisted for prize in Italy

Hydromania is shortlisted for the ADEI WIZO prize, in the “Young Readers” category. It is competing against an Aharon Apelfeld novel. The winner will be chosen by teenagers from 15 high schools around Italy in May. Story on ADEI WIZO … Get to know more »

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Interview on Hydromania in Italian newspaper il Giornale

An interview on Hydromania by Boris Solazzo in Italian newspaper il Giornale. Read article (Italian) >>>

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TV interview on Hydromania in Italian RAI2

Interview and story on Italian TV’s RAI2, on Hydromania Watch video >>>

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Review of “Hydromania” in the Journal of the University of Padova

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Review of Hydromania in WUZ, Italy

“Original and clever, “Hydromania” interprets the fears that we do not even want to admit to ourselves; the books that scare us most, are those that describe an imagined world all too real and possible.” Review of Hydromania in Italian … Get to know more »

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Interview on Radio24, Italy

Interview by Alessandra Tedesco on the Radio24 radio station in Italy. Listen to the interview >>>

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Review of Hydromania in La Nazione, Italy

“Gavron is a truly original writer, among the most innovative voices in the Middle eastern literary scene”. Review of Hydromania in the Italian daily, La Nazione.

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Hydromania selected for “20 Summer Reads” by WUZ Italy

WUZ, the biggest Italian Books website, has selected Hydromania as one of its “20 Great Reads for the Summer”. Read full list >>>

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Review of Hydromania in Mosaico Magazine, Italy

“This is a beautiful discovery of a new book by Assaf Gavron. A great find. It is hard to find in contemporary Israeli literature a work which fits in the dystopian genre, with such a quality of writing and a … Get to know more »

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Event at the Hebrew Literature Festival in Rome

I will be appearing on Tuesday, July 23rd, 21:30 in conversation with Gigi Riva. The event is part of the International Festival of Hebrew Literature and Culture in Rome, and coincides with the publication of Hydromania in Italian. Full schedule … Get to know more »

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Review Of Hydromania in La Stampa

  Another great review of the Italian edition of Hydromania in La Stampa. Written by Elena Loewenthal. Read full review (Italian) >>>

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Review of Hydromania is Il sole24ore, Italy

    An apparently positive review of Hydromania’s Italian edition, by Michele De Mieri, in Italian daily’s Il sole24ore’s Sunday Culture supplement. Read the review (Italian) >>>

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Article about Israeli writers in La Repubblica

    An article in La Repubblica, Italy, by Marco mathieu, about the current generation of Israeli writers and about the Israel writers football team, which lost to Italy in the final of the Haifa International Tournament in June, 4:1. … Get to know more »

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Interview in Italian weekend magazine Il Venerdi

  Interview about Hydromania and life, by Lara Crino in Italian weekend magazine, Il Venerdi. Read article (Italian) >>>

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Hydromania published in Italy

Hydromania is published this week in Italy, as Idromania, in La Giuntina publishers. Publisher’s page >>> Buy online >>> Cover design: Ada Rothenberg.  

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Article on winning Wizo Award in PVPR, Holland

Article in Dutch website PVPR on winning the Wizo Holland Award for Hydromania. Read article (Dutch) >>>

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Hydromania wins the WIZO Netherlands award

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 »

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Hydromania Audiobook out in Hebrew

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

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“Anybody Home?” – Hydromania in discussion of future scenarios for Israel, Switzerland

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 »

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Hydromania is on the shortlist of WIZO Holland Book of the Year 2012 Award

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 »

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Review of Hydromania in hotel Boekenlust, Holland

Review of Hydromania in Dutch website, hotel Boekenlust. Read full review (Dutch) >>>

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Review of Hydromania Dutch edition in Cutting Egde, Belgium

A review of the Dutch edition of Hydromania by Heleen Debruyne in Begian magazine Cutting Edge: A tight plot never losing it’s pace. Sweeps you away, never losing attention. Read full review (Dutch) >>>  

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Reaview of Hydromania in De Republik – Holland

A review of Hydromania by Hans van den bergh in De Republik in Holland: “Gavron is a skillful storyteller who releases very complex material very loosly. An intriguing ‘ecoroman’.” Read full review (Dutch) >>>  

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Review of Hydromania in inejacet, Holland

Review of Hydromania by Nienke van Ijsselmuiden in Dutch website, inejacet. Read review (Dutch) >>>

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Review of Hydromania Dutch edition in Belgian newspaper, De Standaard

Review of Hydromania Dutch edition by Michaël Bellon, in Belgian newspaper, De Standaard. Read Review (Dutch) >>>

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Hydromania Dutch cover

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Hydromania web page, Dutch publisher

Hydromania web page on Dutch publisher Ailantus’ web site. Publication date: February 2011. Link >>>

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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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Hydromania in WDR3 radio, Germany

Hydromania is discussed in radio show on German radio station WDR3, made by Jochanan Shelliem. Listen to show (German) >>>     Read related article (German)

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Hydromania mention in science fiction international roundup – Locus

“‘Hydromania’ is a fast paced political futuristic SF thriller written by one of Israel’s promising next generation’s writer. In my mind one of the best SF books I’ve read in 2009.” From the international roundup of noted science fiction books … Get to know more »

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Event – Willy Brandt Center, Jerusalem

Reading and discussion on the the novel Hydromania. Tuesday, 1 December, 2009, 8 pm Willi Brandt Center, 22 Ein Rogel Street, Jerusalem [Before:] More details: >>> Facebook: >>> [After] Pictures from the event: >>>

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Review of Hydromania – n-tv Germany

Review of Hydromania in German website n-tv, by Samira Lazarovic. Read Full article >>>

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Interview about Hydromania – n-tv Germany

Interview by Samira Lazarovic for German website n-tv. Read Full article >>>

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Review of Hydromania in Juedische Zeitung, Germany

A review of Hydromania, compared to the book “Aqua”, in the German Jewish magazine, Juedische Zeitung (German). Read full review >>>

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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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Interview in TAZ

Interview before the Jewish Culture Days event in Berlin. Published by Ulrich Gutmair in TAZ. Read full article >>>

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Event in Berlin, Germany

This evening, at the Jewish Museum in Berlin, a reading and discussion with me and Eshkol Nevo, as part of the Jewish Culture Days. More details (German) >>>

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Talking about Hydromania in Germany

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Hydromania book trailer

Hydromania book trailer, made by Asaf Billet

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Article about Hydromania in Die Zeit

Interview in Die Zeit Online, by Elisabeth Knoblauch. Read full article >>>

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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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Hydromania reading dates in Germany, 03/09

Friday, March 13 – Leipzig Book Fair 16:00, Israeli embassy booth, Hall 4 / C 400 19:00, Deutsches Literaturinstitut W ächterstr. 34 Saturday, March 14 – Leipzig Book Fair 12:00, Israeli embassy booth, Hall 4 / C 400 16:00, Israeli … Get to know more »

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Review of Hydromania in hallo-buch.de

Review of Hydromania in Germany. Read review >>>

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Hydromania Published in German translation

The german edition of Hydromania was published by Luchterhand, part of the Random House / Bertelsmann group. Webpage on publisher’s website (German) >>> Amazon.de page >>>  

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Hydromania German cover

Cover of “Hydromania”, German edition. Click on image for full size.

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To the last drop – Hydromania Review in Haaretz

“Despite the severe physical thirst it may occasionally arouse in readers, there is something very refreshing about this book.” Review of Hydromania by Inbal Malka. Published in the Haaretz English edition. Read full review >>>

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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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Hydromania Israeli cover

Cover of “Hydromania”, Israeli edition. Click on image for full size.

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