An article in the Mexican newspaper Excelsior: “Baram one of the most brilliant writers in the world today. World shadow is a brilliant novel that from different plots and angles shows us the whole world”

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Radio W in Mexico about world shadow: “An epic novel about democracy the human spirit, violence and your own beliefs: A novel that will make you think!”

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A review in Mleinio, one of Mexico most important newspapers: “This novel is so brilliant and powerful, and the music of the language is so pure and marvelous that i almost cried when i finished it. Baram is one of the best writers in the world today”

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Babelia the prestigious culture supplement of El Pais which appears every Sunday published a one page project about Nir Baram. A profile and a review about “world shadow”: “Nir Baram leads an new generation in the Israeli literature with a total different approach to literature. World Shadow is a  huge and ambitious fresco that departs from the canons of Israeli literature.”

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Nir Baram has launch “World shadow” in Mexico with a visit there and interviews to Mexican TV, Radio and Newspares. Also he participate in a special evening about the novel with the Mexican writers Jorje Volpi and  Maruan Soto Antaki

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Acompanied by a photographer and a desire to hear the voices that are not normally featured in the media, award-winning novelist Nir Baram journeyed extensively around Israel and the West Bank during the past year. The chapters that constitute “Walking the Green Line” paint a complex political picture, as Baram talks to settlers and kibbutzniks, politicians and activists, ex-prisoners and soldiers, those born after the occupation began and those who remember Israel before June 1967. The major events of the past 12 months form a vivid background to “Walking the Green Line.” Over the course of the next few months, Haaretz will be publishing the chapters of “Walking the Green Line,” starting with the author’s visit to Balata refugee camp.

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An interview with ERNEST ALÓS for El Periódico: “Nir baram took a great risk by writing such a novel…”

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“World Shadow’ may be the most impressive novel that was written about this era of discontent. And now we are not talking just about the great characters but about psychology, politics, and violence.”

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raving review in ABC about world Shadow

May 5, 2015EN

A review by Mercedes Monmany in ABC: “Nir Baram is the great revelation of the Hebrew language, one of the most important novels of our times” ABC

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In one of Spain’s most important newspapers LaVanguardia there was a substantive review about “La sombra del mundo, “a grand political novel, a novel that shakes our comfortable way of thinking”

“Gran novela política, inteligente, que se enfrenta al sistema y a nuestra conformidad cómoda… a Sombra del Mundo pone el dedo en muchas de las llagas de nuestras vidas. Vaya por delante que se trata de un libro complejo y prolijo, profuso en los datos y descripciones, lejos de cualquier esquematismo, donde todos son buenos y malos segun a veces la hora del dia.”

 

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Nir Baram visits spain

May 5, 2015EN

Nir Baram will be in Spain between 18.5-22.5 to launch “La Sombra del Mundo”. He will hold events in Barcelona, Seville and Madrid as well as interviews and book singing events. Also will participate: The writer and editor Valerie Miles and the translator and Professor Ana Maria Bejarano  (Barcelona) the translator Isabel Marin (Seville) the writer and critic  Mercedes Mommany (Madrid).

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“An epic novel written with irony, humor and boldness,  a great novel that warns from the dangers that threaten the freedom of the human beings.”

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An outstanding review about “World shadow” in El Pais, the most important newspaper in the Spanish world: “Tremendous description of the evils passions, and hopes that shape the world today. One of the most ambitious novels I have ever read. A lucid and torrential story of revolution, politics and defeat…You can hear in world shadow echoes of the underworld by Don Delillo, Echoes of rebellion, commitment, literature.”

«Tremenda descripción de los males, pulsiones y esperanzas que recorren el mundo actual. De lo más ambicioso que he leído. Un relato lúcido y torrencial de la revolución, la política y la derrota.»

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Good People on the front page of El Pais

February 2, 2015ES

A different Israeli literature is possible

A young literary consciousness of Israel
Nir Baram faces Jewish clichés with the first novel in Hebrew about WW2 without focusing on the Holocaust

There is something intensely challenging in Nir Baram. in his work and his personality. In rebellion, he has done something that only an Israeli without fear can do. He has offered his country a novel portraying the pre-World War II horrors so disturbing: without portraying monsters or tell their bloody crimes, leaving barely seen the death of millions. Good people in Baram’s novel subject the course of history by two special human beings, full of talent and sensitivity. They tempt the reader with their fascinating personalities, and tragically end up choosing to be collaborators of the great evils of the twentieth century by a cruel and soulless opportunism. Their decisions have devastating effects and engulf themselves and the dignity of an entire generation.

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Nir Baram was chosen as one of the 50 most interesting personalities in the Middle East by the Italian magazine Secolo Nuovo

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WORLD SHADOW first publication outside of Israel will be in SPANISH BY AlfAGUARA on the 26/3/2015. In Israel the novel spent 4 months in the Best Seller list, including number 1, sold 20,000 copies, chosen as the book of the year by TIME-OUT magazine and Maariv newspaper, received raving reviews and was in the list of the Sapir prize.

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“Nir baram, the most important young writer in Israel today, in an interview for our special report about Israel in ZDF national German TV. Baram talks about literature, protest and israel future”

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The NRC, Nederland leading newspaper, published its selection for the best 50 novels of the last 5 years: Barams novel was chosen with books by Bolano, Franzen, Murakami, John Williams and others

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At the 13.11 Nir Baram had a reading in Berlin with the German writer Olga Grjasnowa. Baram read from his novel “Good people” and Grjasnowa read from her new novel in German “Die juristische Unschärfe einer Ehe”

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“The critical praise which have been showered on this book is like a writer’s wildest dream. A German newspaper said, “Dostoyevsky would write like this if he lived in Israel today.” Except that feelings of guilt are, as explained, less of an issue than careerism, it isn’t too much of an exaggeration. In its specifically Stalinist setting, Solzhenitsyn also comes to mind.”

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