Haaretz Culture Supplement – World Shadow

September 20, 2013

“A real literary achievement. Surely one of the most impressive novels that were written in Hebrew in the past years. It is a mind-blowing epos that raises big questions about the human spirit, democracy, morals and violence.” 15/08/2013

(Ha’aretz Culture Supplement)

To read the whloe interview in English, please click ‘read more’

Good People in the bestseller list in the Netherland

September 14, 2013

“Good People” is in the bestseller list in the Netherland.

Best Seller. List of best novels of 2012: NRC, Trouw, De Tigd, Athenaeum.

43 years of occupation – Protest – Tel Aviv

September 10, 2013

06/05/2010 – Israel Social TV

Nir Baram talks in the 43 years of occupation – Protest – Tel Aviv

The Israeli left’s zombie argument – By Nir Baram

20/07/2012 Published in Haaretz English edition. “Are we getting closer to the day when the Zionist left will begin to explain the need to end the occupation with arguments related to the history of the occupation?”

Lorin Stein, editor of The Paris Review, and Israeli writer Nir Baram talk about literature

17/01/2011 – Haaretz.  “Does literature today reflect the commercialism of the entertainment industry, or is it keeping a high standard and thus rendering itself obsolete? Lorin Stein, editor of The Paris Review, and Israeli writer Nir Baram compare notes.”

The New York Times

06/05/2010 – Israelis and Palestinians Hail Writers and the Word, Just Not With One Another.

“The question that hovered at both festivals was how the reading of good books could make a difference. Nir Baram, a young Israeli writer who addressed the opening of the Israeli festival, offered an answer…”

Nir Baram’s speech: International Writers Festival in Jerusalem, 2010.

May 2010 – Address delivered on the opening night of the International Writers Festival in Jerusalem.

Israeli writers’ festival to prescreen speeches in bid to ban political content

01/05/2012 – Haaretz.

“Opening speakers must show their speeches to management in advance – in an effort to avoid a repeat of a 2010 speech that criticized Israel.”

La Repubblica – Silent accomplice of evil

25/10/2011 – La Repubblica – Interview between Susanna Nirenstein and Nir Baram

An interview with the Austrian newspaper “Der Standard”

01/05/2011 – Der Standard

“Nir Baram is the shooting star of the young Israeli literature. Stefan Gmuender talked to him about realism, propaganda and political responsibility.”

Israeli leftists urge Europe to recognize Palestinian state

27/05/2011 – The Jerusalem Post

“About 20 prominent Israeli figures from the Left have recently signed an open letter to European leaders urging them to support the Palestinian bid for independent statehood from the United Nations in September.”

Writers festival opens amid plea for tough and honest talk

03/05/2010 by Maya Sela.
“The Second International Writers Festival opened in Jerusalem last night, with author Nir Baram, representing the Israeli participants, imploring writers not to conceal disagreements.”

The pen – mightier than the sword?

September 9, 2013

02/08/2006 – Whereas 60 young Israeli writers are calling for a cease-fire, an older generation views this as a ‘war of no choice.’   By Shiri Lev-Ari

“This week a group of some 60 young literary personalities – authors, song writers, critics and editors – got together and published a letter calling for an immediate halt to the war in Lebanon. The letter is part of the beginning of a series of planned activities that will apparently continue during the meeting of the signatories – mainly members of Israeli literature’s younger generation – and may include a demonstration. Among the initiators of the letter, which was sent to Defense Minister Amir Peretz, Education Minister Yuli Tamir and others, are authors Shimon Adaf, Dudu Busi and Nir Baram.”

Dream On an interview in Haaretz.

27/01/2006 Dalia Karpel interviews Nir Baram following the publication of his third novel “The Remaker of Dreams”.

They discuss literature, childhood, memories and writing.



Hyvia Ihmisia | Otava



September 8, 2013

Le Jeu des Circonstances (Good People) | Robert Laffont
Introduction by A.B Yehoshua



Las Beunas Persona | Alfaguara



Goede mensen | De Bezige Bij



Gode mennesker | Gyldendal



Gute Leute | Hanser Verlag