1 May 2011 0 Comments

Mideast experts pick my nonfiction book about Israelis, Palestinians

I published “Cain’s Field: Faith, Fratricide, and Fear” in 2004. It’s a nonfiction book about Israeli and Palestinian society, focusing on the internal divisions within each group, rather than the conflict between them which usually gets all the attention. I’ve always been rather proud of it, even as I’ve gone on to write five novels. […]

3 February 2007 0 Comments

TIME: Palestinian Whodunnit with Heart

Under the headline “What Next? A Palestinian Whodunnit”, TIME Magazine Cairo correspondent Scott MacLeod writes a fine review to The Collaborator of Bethlehem: “Matt does here what he did in his reporting for TIME, as well as in an earlier, much-acclaimed non-fiction work, Cain’s Field: Faith, Fratricide, and Fear in the Middle East: he uncovers […]

2 November 2006 0 Comments

Library Journal Loves It

The first pre-publication review for The Collaborator of Bethlehem, the Omar Yussef Mystery to be published in the US on February 1 by Soho Press, is out. And Library Journal loves it! The influential magazine gave my book a “Starred Review.” Here it is, reprinted with permission: “In this outstanding debut, Rees, formerly the Jerusalem […]