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All you need to know about Israeli Bedouin

Mapping Bedouin pathways into and out of Israeli society My 5,000-word article on Israel’s Bedouin appears on Tablet Magazine. Read the whole piece. Here’s the nut graf: This summer and fall I set out to examine the condition of the Bedouin in Israel. I found myself chronicling with some urgency a culture in flux. Many […]

La Conjuration Mozart: Un génie, un complot, un mystère

City Editions publishes my novel about Mozart’s sister in French The cutting edge French publisher City Editions publishes La Conjuration Mozart, the translation of Mozart’s Last Aria, my novel about the death of the great composer and his sister Nannerl’s investigation of how he died. Lire les premières pages. 1791 : Mozart est l’artiste le […]

Writing is like a rock’n’roll gig

The Woodstock Revival Nightmare featuring Matt Rees on “deaf bass” A few years ago I played a Woodstock Revival gig. It didn’t go well. In fact, I wrote an entire article about the various live-show nightmares involved. And why you shouldn’t care, because it’s rock’n’roll. I think it applies to writing too. Just do it. […]

French TV: ‘Bethlehem’ most passionate crime novel

The most passionate crime novel of recent years On French television, Olivier Barrot describes the first of my Palestinian crime novels (The Collaborator of Bethlehem, or as Olivier reads from Le Collaborateur de Bethleem): “I must say that I don’t remember in recent years a crime novel so passionate.” Merci, Olivier! Related articles across the […]

The Hamas Kiss: a Memoir of Gaza

My most intense memories of Gaza and a Hamas man’s deadly vengeance Everyone wants Imad Akel dead. The Israeli army, the Palestinian police. But Akel wants revenge for the killing of his brother. In this new memoir I take you inside the dirty battles of the Gaza Strip, recounting Akel’s story and the part Gaza […]