28 May 2009 0 Comments

Toronto Star: Palestinian crime novels the key to happiness

Toronto Star Mideast correspondent Oakland Ross writes about my path to happiness — via the less than happy occurrences of the region. It’s a different, more personal kind of profile than the sort of thing journalists usually write, which is perhaps due to the novelist’s sensibility Oakland brings to the piece (He’s the author of […]

30 April 2007 0 Comments

Toronto Globe & Mail: Omar’s uniquely gritty

Mark MacKinnon, the Globe and Mail Middle East bureau chief, publishes an article about me in today’s edition of Canada’s top newspaper. MacKinnon and I went to Bethlehem recently to discuss The Collaborator of Bethlehem, the first of my Palestinian mystery novels. He’s written a terrific piece that highlights why I turned from journalism to […]