RJ Julia Author Spotlight: Assaf Gavron

Assaf Gavron is our RJ Julia’s Author Spotlight for November. An award-winning Israeli writer, Gavron is currently touring the U.S., promoting his latest novel, The Hilltop. Set in Israel and the U.S., The Hilltop brilliantly skewers the complex, often absurd reality of life in Israel, the West Bank settlers and the nation’s relationship to the U.S.

Gavron will also be mapping his other novels, Ice, Moving, Almost Dead and Hydromania. Set in and around the Middle East, his novels tackle his generation’s messiest geopolitical issues. He’s also a well-known translator, translating works by Philip Roth, J.D. Salinger and Jonathan Safran Foer into Hebrew.

Gavron will be signing books at Placing Literature’s favorite bookstore, RJ Julia’s Booksellers in Madison. Those in Connecticut on November 6 should stop by to ask about the role of place in his writing. For everyone else, check out Gavron’s tour schedule on his website.

Check out Gavron’s map of places from his novels on Placing Literature and follow his progress throughout November. The latest Placing Literature podcast in which host Tim Knox interviews Gavron will be up shortly.

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