Posts Tagged "reviews"


My 5 favorite novels


Posted By on Jun 24, 2009

My second Palestinian crime novel A Grave in Gaza (UK title: The Saladin Murders) is just now published in Holland. The Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant asked me to contribute a list of my five favorite books, or at least those which’ve had the biggest impact on me as a writer. Here’s what I wrote: Let It Come Down – Paul Bowles Writers look for resonance. You might say Bowles has us with his title alone, which resonates with...

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BBC Picks Omar as Best Xmas Read


Posted By on Dec 20, 2007

BBC Radio’s Arts programme picked The Bethlehem Murders (the UK title for the first Omar Yussef Mystery) as one of the best crime novels to read or give as a gift over Christmas. Pretty good going for a Muslim detective. Here’s the BBC’s full list:http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/arts/frontrow/festivepicks.shtml

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