4 July 2010 0 Comments

Goethe Institute talk Monday night

I’m doing a talk about how and why I write my Palestinian crime novels at the Goethe Institute Monday night at 8 p.m., along with a couple of other interesting Jerusalem-based writers. More details here, but the address is: Goethe-Institut, German Cultural Center Jerusalem 15 Sokolov St. Jerusalem The other writers are: Gil Yaron, doctor […]

30 October 2009 0 Comments

Jerusalem reading Nov. 16

I’ll be talking about my Palestinian crime novels in Jerusalem on Monday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. The location is Beit Frankforter, 80 Bethlehem Road, in Baka. So call in sick (if you still have a job) and come along.

21 October 2009 0 Comments

“ME” doesn’t stand for Middle East

One of the advantages of being an author in an “exotic” locale is that people visit and want to hear from you as someone who knows the place well. It’s also one of the disadvantages. Last Friday night, I drove out to Ein Kerem to meet one such group of visitors from Reboot, a U.S. […]

2 October 2009 0 Comments

Neon pee on the Reeperbahn, and other travels

The whole point of travel is to see Red Light districts around the world. That’s what I assume my German publisher C.H. Beck thinks. Or maybe that’s what they think I’ll like. Anyway, they keep sending me to Hamburg, which has one of the most famous naughty neighborhoods in the world. At the invitation of […]

28 June 2009 0 Comments

Hot Reading in East Jerusalem!

This weekend I was the guest of Munther Fahmi, who runs the excellent bookshop at the American Colony Hotel in East Jerusalem, for a reading from my newest Palestinian crime novel THE SAMARITAN’S SECRET. Munther and I have been scheming for some time to organize an event, so it was great to finally get it […]

25 June 2009 0 Comments

The most obscure band in Jerusalem

I bet you didn’t know there was an underground scene in Jerusalem (at least not an underground music scene; you’ve probably heard of some other undergrounds that operate here). Here’s a little bit of Middle East insider poop for you: what’s the most obscure underground band in Jerusalem? Answer: Dolly Weinstein. A fivesome (formerly a […]

22 June 2009 0 Comments

Book launch Friday at American Colony, Jerusalem

The Bookshop at the American Colony Hotelis proud to presentan evening with Matt ReesWho will be reading and speaking about his latest novel The Samaritan’s Secret Matt Rees is an award-winning crime novelist who lives in Jerusalem. Major authors have compared him to Graham Greene and John Le Carre. The French magazine L’Express called him […]

18 June 2009 0 Comments

Lecture en francais a Jerusalem

Je fais une lecture en francais chez la librairie francaise a Jerusalem ce mois. Voici les detailles : «Meurtre chez les Samaritains» de Matt Rees, Editions Albin Michel Tout est possible en Palestine, et rien ne dit que le jeune Ishaq, le fils du prêtre des Samaritains de Naplouse, n’a pas été exécuté parce qu’il […]

31 October 2008 0 Comments

Three Forthcoming Appearances in Israel

I’ll be reading from my Omar Yussef Mysteries and speaking about how I came to write the books at three forthcoming appearances in Israel. Here are the dates: Nov. 23, 7 p.m. Tmol Shilshom Books Cafe, Yoel Salomon St., Jerusalem I’ll be in conversation with Oren Nahari, editor of the Hebrew edition of my first […]