25 March 2010 0 Comments

Back to Israel: Recall what’s foreign

When you live in a foreign place, it can become home. You forget how foreign it is. Then you go to another foreign country, only to discover that it doesn’t seem so foreign. And you realize that the place you live actually IS extremely foreign. That’s what happened to me during the last week, when […]

25 March 2010 0 Comments

Following Gunter Grass into the hot seat

This weekend I was in Leipzig, Germany, for one of the country’s biggest book fairs. While there I was interviewed for German tv in front of a big audience of festivalgoers, many of whom were mysteriously dressed as Japenese cartoon characters… In fact, the Blue Sofa is right at the entrance to the book fair […]

26 January 2010 0 Comments

Omar’s new German edition

The third of my Palestinian crime novels THE SAMARITAN’S SECRET is out in Germany this week. “Der Tote von Nablus” (The Dead Man of Nablus) as it’s being titled in Germany sees Omar Yussef (or Omar Jussuf, as he’s known to his Deutsche fans) investigating the theft of an ancient scroll in Nablus — only […]