Archive | July, 2008

22 July 2008 0 Comments

Independent: Omar ‘gripping’, ‘excellent’

These great comments are from an article in today’s The Independent (London), which reviews the best crime novels from around the world: Not many people are going to be holidaying in Gaza or the West Bank, but these gripping thrillers by a British journalist are excellent – not least because they are based on real […]

17 July 2008 0 Comments

Time Out NY: Omar lifts gloom the Spike Lee way

The latest issue of Time Out New York has a terrific review of my second Palestinian detective novel A Grave in Gaza (UK title The Saladin Murders). Reviewer K. Leander Williams counters an issue I’ve often faced when describing the books to people who’re yet to read them — the bleakness of life in Palestine […]

11 July 2008 0 Comments

First Omar Yussef wins CWA dagger

My first Omar Yussef novel has won its first big prize. Last night in London, I was awarded the Crime Writers Association John Creasey New Blood Dagger. It’s the CWA’s award for a first novel. It’s a great thrill, recognition for my book and my work. The prize is a real dagger — I don’t […]