30 December 2010 0 Comments

Hometown ‘paper, and year’s best books

No matter how many profiles and reviews an author gets, the first time in his hometown newspaper is a special one. So I’m delighted to have been profiled this week in the South Wales Argus, which is published in Newport. It’s a fine article by Alison Sanders, an Argus reporter, and it includes my liking […]

15 August 2007 0 Comments

Ha’aretz profiles me; Hebrew edition on the way

Israel’s leading daily Ha’aretz profiled me in its Hebrew and English editions last week. Here’s the link to the full text from the English edition:http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/891879.htmlBook’s correspondent Shiri Lev-Ari decided to do this piece in advance of the Hebrew version of The Collaborator of Bethlehem, which will be published this fall by Keter, the country’s most […]

30 April 2007 0 Comments

Philip Abu Marlowe in Tel Aviv

The April 26 edition of Time Out Tel Aviv has an article about The Collaborator of Bethlehem that includes this, translated of course from Hebrew: “Here comes the first Palestinian detective — Philip Abu Marlowe.” I like the reference to my favorite fictional character, Chandler’s honest, sensitive, hardboiled shamus. The article goes on to add […]

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 […]

19 February 2007 0 Comments

Boston Globe: Rees captures fabric of Middle East in novel

The Boston Globe’s brilliant young Jerusalem bureau chief Thanassis Cambanis profiles me in last Sunday’s edition. Here’s how Cambanis begins: “Matt Beynon Rees despaired of finding a compelling way to write the true-life stories he covered during a decade as a news journalist in the Middle East, including six years as Time magazine’s bureau chief […]

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

14 February 2007 0 Comments

McClatchy Newspapers: Omar Personalizes Palestinians

McClatchy Newspapers Middle East bureau chief Dion Nissenbaum publishes an interview with me today. It features in two of the US chain’s biggest papers, the Miami Herald and the San Jose Mercury News. Dion picked up on something about The Collaborator of Bethlehem that I think will appeal very much to readers, at a time […]

17 December 2006 0 Comments

Library Journal Interview

The latest issue of Library Journal features an interview with me by editor Wilda Williams:http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6396364.html