“This choice is also realized in this wonderful and beautiful novel” Review in Haaretz literature and culture supplement by Esti Adivi Shoshan:
“In Baram’s new, fascinating and touching novel he narrows the worldwide perspective that ruled his previous works and focuses the story on a small neighborhood in Jerusalem. The story takes place in the 1980’s and tells the tale of two friends, two young men – depicted in three stages of life: late childhood while they study in the sixth grade, the last year of high school and adulthood – when the narrator is in his 30s, a married man, and a father.
The dual ending scene of the novel is told on the one hand by the narrator as a Tel Avivian young father that strolls every afternoon with his toddler son down Bugrashov street that opens up to the beach. And on the other hand, a happy scene of the narrator’s early childhood, where he lies with his brother and parents on a mat in the living room, while laughing and cuddling. This scene is a proof of a successful “awakening” process that the narrator has gone through and of the blissful parting from the picture of a father that sits his kid on a nest of wasps. The open sea and the mat on which the family lies down on as one organic body indicates choosing the now, choosing that which is tangible, choosing the daily duties and responsibilities of life. This choice is also realized in this wonderful and beautiful novel.”
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“A spectacular achievement for one of the most wonderful writers in Israel”

International writer Alona Kimhi writers about “AT Night’s End” in the news paper “Israel Today”

 

 

 

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Haaretz supplement selection of best novel: the highest grade.

June 6, 2018EN

“A Jerusalem’s friendship written in blood”

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Nir Barams Novel : Number one in the Best Seller list in fiction.

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” A Very beautiful and nuanced novel, a complex and gentle, an  investigation of friendship between to friends since their childhood and until they are grown man”

“Israel Today” newspaper

 

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Nir Baram gave a substantive interview to Haaretz about his new novel and many other issues.

 

An Acclaimed Israeli Novelist Calls for a Moral Revolution

Nir Baram, whose new novel, ‘At Night’s End,’ is his most personal work yet, talks about the death of his mother and the suicide of his best friend, and what he has learned from interviewing settlers and Palestinians

At the age of 42, Nir Baram has already achieved the status of a leading Israeli writer. He is exceptional in the breadth and complex structure of his novels, whose plots unfold in different time dimensions, are mediated by means of multiple narrators and address political, moral and social issues.

Baram’s new Hebrew-language novel, “Yekitzah” (English title: “At Night’s End”; Am Oved Publishers), is his first personal work of fiction. It was preceded by “The Remaker of Dreams” (2006), “Good People” (2010) and “World Shadow” (2013). With their panoplies of characters, diverse locales and range of periods, those three novels recall Russian novels or other classical works, though with the addition of Baram’s distinctive style, rife with descriptions and metaphors….

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“One of the best coming of age novels I have ever read. A beautiful novel that describes the journey of a boy into adolescence in the midst of life’s turmoil – with the threatening progress of his mother’s disease, his longing for his estranged brother and his busy father, and above all his friendship with his best friend from childhood until they are both grown men.”

 

Review in Salona by Keren Agmon

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“I am so excited to hold this wonderful novel. while reading it I realized that this time you have put your heart in amongst the lines. In my opinion, it is a novel about two people who want to see the world through the same eyes, through the same gaze – but as they grow up they realize it is simply impossible.”

 

Gal Gabay   – TV Chanel 10

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“At Nights End by Nir Baram deals with the inability to talk, an inability that is often the creator of literature. The novel deals with living in the imagination and with the painful awakening which is a crucial part of growing up. The other option is not to live. Reading this novel is like participating in a boxing match in which the hero and the reader are trying to escape the claws of the past and find a meaning in everyday life. Truthfully, it’s not easy to box while trying to live. Probably Baram’s best novel”
Maya Sela, National radio :”Inside the books”
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“Maybe its not a surprise that Baram’s new book is wonderful. A story about how two man that mature together and tries to forget their past, only they can’t . A very personal novel by Baram that deals here with the death of his mother and his best friend.

Neri Livne Haaretz

 

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“A marvelous novel, a deep and unsettling investigation of friendship”

May 5, 2018EN

“A marvelous novel, a deep and unsettling investigation of friendshi. This time Nir Baram wrote about a new subjects: life and death, childhood and friendship. a must read novel”

Rino Tzror: Galey Tzhal Radio.

 

 

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“An unforgettable story of love, friendship, family and death.”  

May 5, 2018EN

The great Israeli  writer A.B Yehoshua about “At Night’s Eed: “One of the best coming of age novels I have read in years. Beautiful, touching, written with the integrity of a true writer. An unforgettable story of love, friendship, family and death.”

 

Yehoshua is the winner of numerous international prizes, The New York Times called him the “Israeli Faulkner”

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Raving reviews to Nir Barams documentary “Land without Borders”

October 10, 2017EN

“Land without Borders” made by Nir Baram and Michael Alalu reviews:

“This important movie shows that we haven’t even begun to speak about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” (Editor’s Choice, “Time Out”)

“A refreshing perspective, without moral patronizing. Baram’s honesty is unburdened by illusions. As a result, it opens a window for new approaches.” (Einav Shiff, “Yediot Aharonot”)

“An important, fascinating film that every person here should see.” (Maya Sela, “What’s Involved”, “This is Culture”)

“Lets talk about 1948!” (Ha’aretz supplement ranking committee chose “Land without Borders” as the best documentary of the year)

“A courageous, important movie that upsets familiar outlooks on the occupation.” (Gal Gabbay, “Setting Things Straight”, Channel 2)

“In a wise, dispassionate voice, Baram hears the unpleasant truths about the conflict.” (Doron Brosh, “Ma’ariv”)

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Jessica Cohen finished the translation of World Shadow (2018 publication)

October 10, 2017EN

The translator Jessica Cohen, winner of 2017 Man Booker International Prize for David Grossman’s novel “A Horse Walks Into a Bar”: finished the translation of Nir baram novel “World shadow”. In a post in Facebook she wrote about the translation
“Translating is writing. That is clear to all of us translators. And I never feel more like a writer than I do during those heart-pounding moments of anxiety as I prepare to let go and submit my work to the publisher. I’ve just done that with my 17th (!) book translation.
“World Shadow” is a long, ambitious, smart, political, personal, global, local, emotional, intellectual, unlike-anything-else novel by the hugely talented Nir Baram. It’ll take a while, but I can’t wait for this book to get out there and do its thing already!”

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In an Article about the most important books regarding 50 years of the 1967 war Nir Baram book received great review: “The great virtue of his book is that Baram lets his interlocutors speak for themselves : To hear it from the people who currently live in the occupied territories — 650,000 Jewish settlers and 2.7 million Palestinians — it is now as much a zero-sum game as ever. Their voices come through in A LAND WITHOUT BORDERS: My Journey Around East Jerusalem and the West Bank (Text Publishing, paper, $16.95), a wide-ranging travelogue from Nir Baram, an Israeli novelist, translated by Jessica Cohen…

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Nir Baram was interviewed by Brian Lehrer in his Radio show in WNYC Radio about ‘Land without Borders’

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“Nir Baram does what more people in the region should undertake: a grand listening tour that encompasses all sides of the conflict. The author is a good listener, too, albeit one who isn’t afraid to ask hard questions”

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“some readers will feel this great novel has predicted many aspects in Trumps rise on the anti globalization wave and they would not be mistaken”
Austrian ORF natonal TV

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A kirkus star review for A land without Borders: “From horror to fatigue to indifference, an important look forward and back that provides a grass-roots sense that one state needs to satisfy sovereignty for all.”

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“One of the most interesting young authors, you can currently read internationally”

Review about World Shadow by Thomas Böhm in ‘Die Literaturagenten’, RBB radio : “Einer der interessantesten jüngeren Autoren, die man momentan international lesen kann (…) er geht dahin wo’s weh tut (…) und er behandelt die großen Themen der Gegenwart, die Globalisierung und ihre Folgen, die Prägung der Welt durch den Kapitalismus, den aufkommenden Widerstand gegen das System und wirft dabei wichtige Fragen auf.“

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