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.

Now its all online here.. https://youtu.be/zXIRgQC1xuk

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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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Really Interesting review about ‘Awakening’ in WOZ by Ulrike Baureithel that begins like a story-

“The dry valley, a wadi, runs east of Jerusalem through the desert to Jericho. The yellow house in which twelve-year-old Jonathan lives is separated from it only by a street. At the end of the eighties, it is still a dark, mysterious place, bordered by the forest, the military factory and the “high towers”, where the children live, with whom the teenagers of Beit Hakerem are hostile ..”

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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)

https://www.deutschlandfunkkultur.de/nir-baram-erwachen-lebenskrisen-und-befreiungsschlaege.950.de.html?dram:article_id=472050

“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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Lately The Israeli national radio chose the best 70 novels in Israels history.

“World Shadow” Nir Barams novel was chosen as one of them.

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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’s idea novel is a moral fable with a heaviness
as if we were dealing with one of the great 19th-century novels.
Baram trying to embrace the world and astonishingly he is
doing it very successfully.”
(5 stars review- Jyllands-Posten, the most popular newspaper in Denmark)

“A powerful, complex and brave novel.” (Weekendavisen)

“It is a convincingly credible and fascinating novel about the world today, well-written and full of intellectual references. As if someone has portrayed the importance of money for relationships and power relations like Blazq did” (litteratursiden)

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“Land without borders” the documentary film directed by Nir Baram and Michael Alalu and based on Nir Barams book had won the Israeli Oscar (The Ophir Award) for best documentary movie for 2017.  It is quite an achievement for such a controversial and independent film that was also made in 5 month without any assistance for all the Israeli movie funds. Until now more than 50000 people watch the movie in Israel.

 

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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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