Richard Zimler was born in New York and now lives and teaches journalism in Portugal. He has written five novels, including the internationally bestselling series The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon, Hunting Midnight and Guardian of the Dawn.
Intimate Impact: Moris Farhi & Richard Zimler
Moris Farhi’s Young Turk is a sensuous tale of love, courage and the forging of conscience, set in a multi-racial Turkey giving sanctuary to many of Europe’s Jews fleeing Nazism. Richard Zimler’s Hunting Midnight, part of his ‘Sephardic Cycle,’ tells the story of a 12- year-old Portuguese boy whose life is dramatically changed when he learns the secret of his family’s Jewish identity, hidden since the Inquisition.
The Seventh Gate
In The Seventh Gate, the fourth volume of Richard Zimler’s series, Isaac Zarco, a distant relative of the 16th-century Portuguese kabbalist, becomes convinced by the pact between Hitler and Stalin that an apocalyptic prophesy made by his ancestor is about to come terribly true. Is he mad to believe that by decoding these ancient texts he might be the one to save the world? A love story, tragedy and a tale of ferocious heroism set in 1930s Berlin.