Monday, March 14, 2011

EVENT NEWS: John Fowles Literary Forum with Assaf Gavron, March 21

Assaf Gavron, winner of Israel’s Prime Minister Creative Award for Authors for 2011, has published four novels, a collection of short stories, and a non-fiction collection of Jerusalem falafel-joint reviews and will be here on Monday, March 21 at 7 p.m. in the Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries to talk about it all as part of the John Fowles Literary Forum Series

His work has been translated into German, Russian, Italian, French, English, Dutch and Greek. His most recent novel, "Almost Dead," was translated to English in April 2010 and has been reviewed as a, “darkly funny novel about suicide bombing,” by Geraldine Brooks, author of Pulitzer Prize winner “March”.

Gavron was the chief writer of the prize-winning computer game Peacemaker, and has contributed to numerous newspapers and magazines, writing on subjects from sports to politics, and from music to food. Not only is Gavron a successful, accomplished author, he is also the captain of Israel’s national writers’ and poets’ soccer team and is the singer and main songwriter of cult pop group The Foot and Mouth, with their next album to be released in 2013.

This even is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Tracey Swan at 714.532.6026 or email her at

For more on the John Fowles Literary Forum, click here.

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