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Assaf Gavron

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Assaf Gavron is a musician, translator, editor, fast food commentator and captain of the Israeli Writers' Soccer Team.

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2010

Monday, 1 March 2010

We met with one of Israel’s most exciting young writers who was translated in English and discovered a gripping, novel that explores the minds of both serial terrorist victim and suicide bomber. Politically incorrect, provocative, steeped in wit and irony,  this is a fast-paced tragicomic novel about the perfectly ordinary madness that resides within the Middle East.

"Blasts right through the cliches and the politically correct surface to touch teh chaotic and ambiguous core of the Israeli identity." Etgar Keret

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Assaf Gavron, the author of CrocAttack, Uri Sheradsky, editor of the monthly sports magazine, Shem Hamisehak, both members of the Israeli writers' football team and their counterpart on the English team, Jeremy Gavron, (An Acre of Barren Ground) and Simon Kuper (Why England Lose) are joined by Jerrold Kessel, the author of Goals for Galilee, the story of a tiny Arab soccer club which won the Israeli State Cup discussed the ways in which football can bring together people, players and audiences of different nationalities, cultures and religions, t

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Jonathan Safran Foer discussing his novel Here I Am with Hephzibah Anderson at an out-of-festival event.