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(STARRED REVIEW) The Hilltop. Gavron, Assaf (Author) Oct 2014. 464 p. Scribner, hardcover, $26. (9781476760438). Scribner, e-book, (9781476760452). Israeli settler Othniel just wants to grow some arugula, some tomatoes, and keep a goat. He wanders out of his settlement onto … Get to know more
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Belgian TV journalist Patrick van Gompel with a nice tweet on The Hilltop Fascinating, humorous, essential, smart. The Hilltop (De Nederzetting) @agavron A 5 stars book! @NWADAM pic.twitter.com/abLMGNOLpt — Patrick Van Gompel (@PVanGompel) August 15, 2014
“I tend to do a lot of research, probably too much. As someone who lives in Tel Aviv and who is secular, I needed to at least connect to the place, to the people and to the synagogue. I needed … Get to know more
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) >>>
“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
This photo of me is part of an authors portraits exhibition starting in New York next week, The Last Line, with photos by German photographer Heike Steinweg. Each author represented also contributed a short text relating to the concept of … Get to know more
This is the text from the jury of the Bernstein Prize 2013, explaining why they have awarded the prize to The Hilltop: Assaf Gavron has written one of the most important and interesting books of recent years. The Hilltop is … Get to know more
Reading and discussing The Hilltop in the literaturhaus tonight, aspart of the German-Israeli literatue days 2014 in Berlin. With German author Martin Schauble, moderated by Arne Schneider. Comment and photo by German author Norbert Kron: ssaf Gavron bei den “Deutsch-Israelischen … Get to know more
Reading and discussion on The Hilltop in the beautiful new library in Stuttgart tonight. Moderator: Anat Feinberg, professor of Hebrew fiction at Heidelberg University.
Critic Arik Glasner, in his article about a new phenomenon he identifies of “cosmopolitan Hebrew fiction, discusses The Hilltop. Published in Yediot Achronot: “To the phenomenon of cosmopolitan Hebrew literature I would like to add another significant novel related to … Get to know more
This is a review of The Hilltop In German website Intellectures.de. It written by Maria Hummitzsch, who also moderated my reading event in Leipzig in November 2013. Read review >>>
Interview in the Times of Israel, on The Hilltop, translations and more. Written by Jessica Steinberg. Read article >>>
Review and interview on The Hilltop by Marko Martin in the most important newspaper in Switzerland, Neue Zuercher Zeitung. Read review (German) >>>
Interview and review of the hilltop, by Samira Lazarovic, for German n-tv website. Read article >>>
Interview and article in the Deutsche Welle website, by Andrea Kasiske. This is the text version of the TV story broadcast on 3SAT Kulturzeit last month. Read the article (German) >>>
Interview by Christina Hoeferer in Austrian newspaper, Wiener Zeitung. Read article (German) >>>
Notable German author Eva Menasse wrote a review of the German edition of The Hilltop in Germany’s leading daily newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeiner Zeitung (FAZ). Here is the full review: SAMSTAG, 30. NOVEMBER 2013 BERUF UND CHANCE Für eine Handvoll Tomaten … Get to know more
The hilltop is featured in an article on Israeli literature today, By David Alndete, in the leading Spanish newspaper El Pais. Spanish version >>> Portuguese version >>>
Interview on German TV: 3SAT’s Kulturzeit about The Hilltop. by Andrea Kasiske. Watch video (German) >>>
Interview by Susanne Lettenbauer on Austrian national radio ORF. Listen (German) >>>
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.
Review of the Hilltop in the Koelner Stadt-Zeitung, by Martin Oehlen. Read review (German) >>>
This infoscreen video ad for The Hilltop will appear on screens in trains and train stations across Austria between 18-24 November. View video >>>
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
“This capacity for unconditional openness and thoughtful, ironic narration, makes him the most interesting political writer in his country” Review of “The Hilltop” in Der Tagesspiegel, Germany. Read full review (German) >>>
Interview about The Hilltop by Claudia Kuhener in Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger (German):
I will have two readings this weekend as part of the Israeli Literature Festival in Zurich, Switzerland, and Hohenems, Austria: Saturday 28 September, 20:00, Literaturhaus Zurich >>> Sunday 29 September, 16:30, Jewish Museum, Hohenems >>> Preview in juedische-allgemeine >>> Article … Get to know more
Interview by Andreas Schneitter for Swiss newspaper Tages Woch. Read article (German) >>>
The Hilltop is out today in German in Luchterhand / Random House. Page on the publisher’s website: >>> Page on Amazon: >>>
“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
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
“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
Here are details of the first event promoting The Hilltop outside Israel – a reading in the literaturhaus in Zurich on 27th September, part of an Israeli literature festival. The following day there will be a reading in the Jewish … Get to know more
The Hilltop features in the Haaretz Books Supplement summer reading supplement: Settling for more Liat Elkayam recommends ‘The Hilltop,’ for a holiday in Sinai As someone who goes on vacation mainly to read books, over the years I’ve … Get to know more
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
“In some Tolstoynian manner, the situation itself is the protagonist of the novel; human agents serve as window dressing. Oddly, the novel describes these settlers in a way similar to Tolstoy’s descriptions of the nobility: as agents of history, with … Get to know more
Translation rights for The Hilltop were also sold to Natur och Kultur in Sweden after auction, and to publisher of CrocAttack Rivages in France, also after auction.
North American rights for The Hilltop were sold to Paul Whitlatch at Scribner Books, the excellent publisher of Don Delillo, Stephen King and many others, a division of Simon & Schuster.
The Hilltop will be published in The Netherlands by Nieuw Amsterdam and in Italy by La Giuntina. This adds to sales to Random House / luchterhand in Germany (to be published September 2013, and Books in the Attic in Israel … Get to know more
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
Some translated excerpts from reviews of The Hilltop in the Israeli press (for a wider list, please see The Hilltop page in this website): “An intense, funny and violent novel… a wonderful book… Gavron’s Magnum Opus, written with the pretension … Get to know more
The Hilltop goes up to no. 6 in the Haaretz independent book stores bestsellers list.
Photo: Jonathan Bloom Full article (Italian) >>> The Article was also reprinted in the blog La Biblioteca d’Israele by Giusi Meister >>>
“An intense, funny and violent novel… a wonderful book… Gavron’s Magnum Opus, written with the pretension and dare of The Great Israeli Novel.” Interview about “The Hilltop” with Yehuda Nuriel in Yediot Achronot Full interview (Hebrew) >>>
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The new novel The Hilltop will be available in book stores in Israel on 1.1.2013. The German edition will be published in September 2013.
Yedioth Achronot, Israel’s most popular newspaper, claims The Hilltop is one of the three “most expected novels” to be published in Israel in the coming winter: “An intriguing novel about the illegal settlement Maale Hermesh C”.
Haaretz published an item about my next book, The Hilltop, the story of the residents of an illegal Jewish settlement in the West Bank. The Hilltop will be published in Israel by my new publisher, Books in the Attic. My … Get to know more
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 >>>