The international literature festival “Crossing Border” invited Baram to a zoom interview with jasper Henderson about his Best Seller “At Night End” that was published in Nederland 3 month ago. The moving conversation was really about so many things – friendship, loyalty, betrayal, memory, love, writing, Hi school, 80s, Growing up in the Jerusalem where kids believe they have to be good soldiers, and more.

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Alfaguara will publish ‘At Nights End’ in Spanish

June 6, 2020EN

The Spanish prestige publishing House part of Penguin Random House will publish the novel in the Spanish speaking world in the middle of 2021.

Alfaguara also published Baram novels “Good People” and “World Shadow”

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“In Erwachen Baram unfolds a dazzling and increasingly clear and threatening mirror game that keeps the reader in suspense and on the go for 350 pages: The transition from childhood to adulthood breaks through Jonathan like an avalanche, from happiness to misfortune, from life to death…”

By Erich Klein in Ex Libris magazine: Worth to listen to the whole 8 minutes Radio Review here.

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“Awakening” is a strong autobiographical novel. and is therefore very different from Baram’s novels “Good People” and “World Shadow’.

“Skilfully, Baram plunges into the world in between: between life and death, childhood, adolescence and adulthood, between being a child and being a father, love and hate, day and night, intoxication and sobriety.

Jonathan’s professional world is also shaped by this duality , when the writer creates a new world between reality and fantasy, draws from memories and yet changes them beyond recognition, sometimes even destroys them to create something new.”

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Nir Baram gave n interview to the dutch daily newspaper Volkskrant:

“The search for answers has resulted in At the End of the Night, Baram’s third novel translated into Dutch. It is a coming-of-age story and requiem in one. No prose that you surf over, but that you drag into the depths. It makes him “the best writer of his generation,” said writer A.B. Yehoshua, one of the patriarchs of Israeli literature.”

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Nir Baram in an interview to ‘Neuen Zürcher Zeitung’ about “Erwachen” (The German translation to “At Night’s End) and also talks about Corona and isolation, death, childhood and imagination, writing, fatherhood and how close the protagonist of “At Night End” to his experiences.

«Du weisst nicht, was im Inneren des Menschen vorgeht, der neben dir steht.» Nir Baram versucht, dieses Rätsel zu lösen

Zwei tiefe Verlusterfahrungen verarbeitet der israelische Autor in seinem neuen Roman. Er spricht über den Blick auf die Vergangenheit, die sich ständig verändert – und über die Gefahr, sich in ihr zu verlieren.

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‘At Night’s End’ is on the Best sellers list in Nederland in NRC Newspaper.

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‘At Nights End’ in the Best-Sellers list of NRC newspaper. The second edition of the novel was already printed. In Israel the novel was number 1 in the best seller list had had 6 editions so far.

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The novel tells very precisely and powerfully about instinctively executed liberation strikes as well as life and writing crises. The narrator wants to find “a grain of truth” and make it tangible. He reached his goal.” ( Sigrid Brinkmann, Deutschlandfunk Kultur)

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“Erwachen is hard stuff, told powerfully, with a tendency to become breathless, sometimes hyperventilating. And also borne by the counter-tendency of calm storytelling, the development of intimate scenes: Nir Baram has an excellent feeling for the right mix of tension and relaxation, the play from near and far and for sudden tipping moments.” ( Frank Keil, juedische Allgemeine)

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“This book will crawl under your skin and will not let go”

The cover of the prestige NRC books supplement, one of Nederlands leading and most popular newspapers, was dedicated to “At Night’s End”. The headline: “Paradise in the Desert: again Nir Baram has written world literature” followed by a brilliant 5 stars review by Michel krielaars : the editor of the books supplement.

“In his new overwhelming novel, the great Israeli writer Nir Baram takes you to the depths of his soul . This book will crawl under your skin and will not let go”

“Again it results in an intriguing story, that excels in the deep psychology of the main characters and the deft composition. Again, Nir Baram has written world literature.”

“In the intensity in which Baram has written the novel and in the merciless manner in which he sets up the distant family ties, he literary equals Amos Oz, who also wrote about a mother who was inaccessible to her son in his autobiographical novel “A story of love and darkness”. It explains why Oz recognized Barams literary greatness when he read “Good People.”

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“The wonder kid of Israeli literature has become a man and now has the maturity to also write grippingly about matters close to him: the ill-fated friendship between two boys, the love for a girl, the death of a mother.

His deft touch, his brilliance and his sovereign outlook on Israel, Palestine and the people around him, we already knew about from his novels Good People and World Shadow.

Now he has written a great novel of compassion.”

(Review in HUMO. Jeroen Maris)

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“Baram’s novels have the flair, emotional depth and wealth of ideas of the great 19th century Russian authors. A complex, deeply felt but never sentimental Bildungsroman… A wonderful tribute to people dearest to him.”

First review for “At Nights End” translation to Dutch in the Belgian daily newspaper De Tijd written by Jan Dertaelen

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A.B Yehoshua : “Baram is the best writer in his generation with no comparison.”

Yehoshua (82) Israel most legendary writer today, also said in An interview in Italy: “Nir Baram is the best writer of his generation”

He Added in Israel: “I saw this a long time ago. He is not a writer of one or three or seven chords, he is a writer of so many different abilities.

“It’s simply amazing when I think about the differences in his novels, between the apocalyptic Remaker of Dreams and the lucid historical novel Good People, and then he changed everything through the different plots in World Shadow, and then in At Night’s End he wrote such a painful, personal story full of cruelty and emotion and brilliant insights about life and death and childhood.”

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“FLEDGLING” by David Graeme Baker will be also in the Dutch and German covers for “At Night’s End”

The dutch cover Eclipsed the Israeli by showing new details in the painting. You can see the new cover and read Nir Barams comments about it by clicking “read more”.

At Night’s End will be published in Nederlands in early 2020 by De Bezige Bij  together with the publication by Hanser in Germany, which will also use the same Art work. We are happy that All the first publications will use the same panting for the cover.

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from Nir Barams 4 novels: 3 were shortlisted to the “Sapir Prize” the most prestigious literary prize in Israel: “The Remaker of Dreams”, “Good people” and “At night’s End”

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Nir Baram gave an exclusive Interview to I24 TV which is broadcast in 70 countries about “An Night’s End”, the rave reviews to the novel, and the personal journey which led him to write this book.

 

 

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Am Oved publishing House has publish in Haaretz literary section a one page advisement with just some of the great Reviews “At Nights End” has received.

“Baram’s most fascinating and moving book… A Beautiful and wonderful Novel.”

(Esti Adivi Shoshan, Ha’aretz)

“A spectacular accomplishment by one of the most wonderful Hebrew writers.”

(Alona Kimchi, Israel Today)

“The combination of honesty and lies, which the novel adapts from the tragic pact between the two boys, allows the words to accrue, to turn into pictures and scenes, into fine prose.”

(Yoni Livneh, Yediot Aharonot)

“A Very good novel… Everything is described with an honesty that lacks malice, under whose feet life’s moments of beauty are never trampled… One might say : Virtuosic.”

(Eran Horowitz, Walla!)

“Baram’s best novel. A wonderful and shocking book about the inability to talk, about a reality devoid of meaning, and about literature as the only way to live.”

(Maya Sela, Kan TV network)

“An impressive, profound, accurate book that touches the nerve-endings of emotion.”

(A.B. Yehoshua, Ha’aretz)

“A beautiful and sensitive novel. A complex and delicate relationship that begins in childhood and stretches out over many years.”

(Ayelet Klein Cohen, Israel Today)

“A rare book in Israel’s literary landscape… Depicts the past in the most profound way without a shred of romanticizing.”

(Dror Mishani, Maariv)

“One of the most beautiful bildungsroman books I have read. A novel about a profound and moving friendship, about pain and about life… Rush out to read it.”

(Keren Agmon, Saloona)

“In my opinion this is Baram’s finest book.”

(Kobi Meidan, Kan TV network)

“A novel that is at times poetry and at times a cutting wind… Only on truly rare occasions, with the same commitment and hunger, as in this unique book, do we stand facing ourselves, facing life, without lying.”

(Author Leah Aini)

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“Literary criticism must answer one simple question: is the book good, and why? This is worth reiterating when approaching a novel like this one, which has only just emerged on the contemporary literary scene and has already garnered universal praise. Is this book good, then? Yes, it is good, even very good. But mostly, it is readable. Its style is uniform and clear and its insights are refreshing, at times cruel, but never descend into sentimental or histrionic confessions. Baram’s honesty is not cruel, and life’s moments of beauty are not trampled beneath its feet. Nevertheless, the book does contain plenty of grief, tedium, sorrow and decay. Yes, it is a novel whose range of emotions and conditions is remarkably broad–one might even say, virtuosic.”

Review in Walla by Eran Horowiz.

 

 

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“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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