31 July 2009 0 Comments

Omar Yussef in Japan


I’m very proud that my Palestinian crime novels are being published in 22 countries. Just this week I received copies from my Japanese publisher, Random House Kodansha, where THE COLLABORATOR OF BETHLEHEM is just out. They’ve done a wonderful job, putting together a small, delicate edition and a mysterious cover. Of all the languages so far published, this is the first one where I really couldn’t understand a single word on the page. Which makes it so much more enjoyable to look at the columns of symbols running down the page and to think: “I wrote this…sort of.” It makes it mysterious, even though I know what happens in the end… Next, I’m looking forward to Omar Yussef in Greek.

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