Deutschlandradio Kultur

September 9, 2012DE

“Good People is a grandiose and brilliant novel. Baram is the most talented young author in Israel today.”

(Deutschlandradio Kultur)

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Cicero Magazine – Germany

September 9, 2012DE

“Nir Baram begun to inherit the Israeli great authors Amos Oz and David Grossman, his new novel ‘Good People’ is doing just that – With a bang!”

Interview with Nir Baram – Cicero Magazine – 2014.

 

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Süddeutsche Zeitung

September 9, 2012DE

A portrait by Peter Münch – Süddeutsche Zeitung

“We need to open ourselves to Palestinians.”

Nir Baram is celebrated as the new hope of Israeli literature. He takes note of the left – as opposed to the “propaganda of fear”, which is operated by the Netanyahu government. His new novel is set in a completely different perspective than we are used to by an Israeli author.

 

 

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Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

September 9, 2012DE

“A courageous novel and a great portrait of any society in crises. Baram is one of the most exciting authors in Israel today.”

(Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.)

 

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ARD TV

September 9, 2012DE

“This is a brave, fascinating and brilliant novel.”

A conversation Between Nir Baram and Richard c. Schneider

(ARD TV)

 

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Frankfurter Rundschau

August 8, 2012DE

Nir Baram: „Ich möchte nicht in einem Ghetto leben“ / “I don’t want to live in a ghetto”

Interview for Frankfurter Rundschau

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Nir Baram will participate in the Crossing Border Festival 2012 in The Hague. This year the Festival celebrates its 20th edition. The conversation about “Good People” will take place on the 17th of November.

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“Good People” is in the final list for “Roma prize for foreign literature”.

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The Norwegian Government chose “Good People” as a novel which represents “High literary quality”. The government will buy 500 copies of  “Gode mennesker” for distribution in libraries all over Norway and will cover all costs regarding the translation.

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Formiche

February 2, 2012IT

“With tremendous literary talent Baram raises question about our time and about our societies: this is a novel about our time even more than it is a novel about WW2.”

(Formiche.net)

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Gil Amanti dei Libri

February 2, 2012IT

“A moving and sobering novel, written in an innovative way. It’s not just a novel about the past but also a novel about today: because such ordinary people exist in every society.”

(Gli Amanti dei Libri)

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Professor Dan Miron

July 7, 2010EN

“According to Professor Dan Miron One of the high lights in hebrew literature from the past years is Nir Barams novel: ‘I have just finished reading a very impressive historical-political novel, ‘Good People’ by Nir Baram. The novel is based on a thorough and extensive research and is written in mature language; one that is cultural as well as accurate.”

(Haaretz, Friday, 30.7.2010)

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Israel ha’yom

June 6, 2010EN

With this brilliant novel, undoubtedly the novel of the year, Nir Baram took upon Himself almost an impossible mission: and proved once again that he can do it.

(Yuval Avivi, “Israel ha’yom”)

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Yedioth Ahronot

May 5, 2010EN

A genuine, brilliant and well written novel that shows great talent.

(Yediot Ahronot)

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Walla!

April 4, 2010EN

Nir Baram dares to step where none of the third generation writers dared to go. Rich epos, brave, rebellious, innovative.

(David Rosental, Walla!)

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Haaretz literary section, Reuven Miran

April 4, 2010EN

“Good People” is a unique novel that comes along only once in a while. The novels’ magnitude is similar to that of Céline’s “Journey to the End of Night”. Like Céline’s unique novel which takes place during WWI and fearlessly portrays the social and economic processes that enabled and expedited the rise of fascism in Europe – Baram places a fierce mirror in front of all the “good people”, meaning all of us. “Good People” has qualities of a literary work that embodies the “zeitgeist” – spirit of an era. The novel is an immense literary creation which honors literature, the society in which it was created, and the author who wrote it.

(Ruven Miran, Haaretz literary section)

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Haaretz, Culture Section

April 4, 2010EN

A rich, adventurous and moving epos. An Israeli classic in the making.

(Haaretz, culture section)

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Professor Moshe Zimmermann

April 4, 2010EN

“Good people” depicts accurately and with great talent and vast historical research the roll of regular people, “Fine People”, who served the Nazi regime but did not see themselves as supporters of the Nazi ideology. In particularly the novel describes the roll of those well educated senior officials who served the Nazi regime and advanced its plans while claiming they are defending the honor of Germany.

(Moshe Zimmermann, Professor of German History. Head of The Richard Koebner Minerva Center for German History)

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Amos Oz

March 3, 2010EN

The novel is written with great talent, momentum and ingenuity while in its core lays vast curiosity, which is first and for most a moral curiosity. This book expands the borders of young literature and opens new landscapes for it. Thomas and Alexandra are depicted as complex characters; each one has contradictions and depth.

(Amos Oz)

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A. B. Yehoshua

March 3, 2010EN

‘Good People‘ sets a new standard to the literature of us all. It is a bold and brilliant novel that walks the path of greatness to the edge of the literary abyss and still manages to render the ambitions and pretensions that were invested in it by its young author. This is a novel that defines a way for Israeli literature to further expand its world view and dare to deal with human and historical matters that are not necessarily connected to our own personal adversities.

(A. B. Yehoshua)

 

 

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