10 November 2011 4 Comments

NPR recommends Mozart’s Last Aria

NPR includes my new novel MOZART’S LAST ARIA among its “outstanding selection” of paperbacks for this week, alongside books by Tea Obreht, Walter Mosley and Henning Mankell. “Critics have compared Mozart’s Last Aria to novels of historical conspiracy theories by Dan Brown and Elizabeth Kostova, while praising Rees’ sensitivity to musical and biographical detail,” NPR […]

31 October 2011 0 Comments

MOZART’S LAST ARIA published in US

My new novel MOZART’S LAST ARIA is out Nov. 1 in the US, published by HarperCollins. The book has earned terrific reviews from top writers like Tess Gerritsen, who says it’s a “fascinating historical mystery. A perfect read.” NPR compares it to The Da Vinci Code, and Kirkus Reviews says it “will delight fans of […]

14 August 2009 0 Comments

Berlin Noir on NPR

Last year, NPR correspondent Eric Westervelt toured Nablus in the West Bank with me, talking about my third Palestinian crime novel THE SAMARITAN’S SECRET as we wandered through the ancient casbah. Sadly for the many of us in Jerusalem who enjoyed his dry wit, Westervelt has left the Middle East for a new posting in […]

26 March 2007 0 Comments

NPR’s Weekend Edition Features Me in Bethlehem

NPR’s Weekend Edition features an interview with me in Bethlehem by Middle East correspondent Eric Westervelt. The website also includes a couple of interesting extras that weren’t on air: first, Westervelt and I tour Manger Square, the center of Bethlehem, discussing how it was to be there during the intifada; then I read a scene […]

16 February 2007 0 Comments

Matt Interviewed by Terri Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air

Terri Gross interviewed me on yesterday’s Fresh Air arts show on National Public Radio. We talked about my new novel The Collaborator of Bethlehem and current Palestinian politics. You can listen to the 20-minute segment from the show at:http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=7417698

9 February 2007 0 Comments

Matt on NPR: the Reality of the Palestinian Civil War

I was interviewed about what’s really behind the newest developments in Palestinian politics–which involves almost as much murder as one of my books–on NPR’s The World. To listen, go to:http://www.theworld.org/?q=taxonomy_by_date/1/20070209