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

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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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“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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Nir Baram new novel “At Night’s End” will be published in Israel on 1/5/2018

April 4, 2018EN

Nir Baram new novel “At Night’s End” will be published in Israel on 1/5/2018 by Am Oved publishing house.

A writer wakes up in a hotel room in an unfamiliar city. His clothes are muddy and he doesn’t know how long he’s been lying in bed. He came to participate in a literary festival that is long over—why is he still there? When he desperately attempts to reconstruct his lost days, he learns that he told people at the festival that his best friend had died.
Except that his friend is still alive.

This disorienting state launches the story of a profound friendship that begins in childhood and follows the intertwining life paths of two men. Over the decades, their journeys diverge and reconverge, as the imaginary worlds of their early days gradually fade but never vanish.

The protagonist, Yonatan, stays on in Mexico City, resisting the unavoidable return to his wife and infant son back home in Tel Aviv. Faced with the terrifying certainty that his closest friend, Yoel, is going to die, he struggles to preserve his sanity. But why does the impending death—which may or may not in fact happen—frighten him so much that he opts to stay in a foreign country far away from his family? And Why doesn’t he believe he can go back to Israel and save his childhood friend?

The narrative travels smoothly back and forth in time to depict a powerful friendship, its inevitable and painful dissolution, and the waning power of youthful imagination. Taking place in Israel, the events unfold under the constant shadow of animosity between Arabs and Jews, and the societal demand that boys be men. Above all, this is a universal story of family and love, friendship and fatherhood, the savage forces of memory, imagination and writing, and the life one leads after losing a loved one—a life that can still prove surprising.

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“Land without borders” in JQ Wingate literary Prize long list with Amos oz, Nicole Krauss and others.
The longlist for the 2018 JQ (Jewish Quarterly) Wingate Prize has been announced, with “identity” singled out as this year’s overriding theme. Twelve books have been selected,

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Events list in the US:
24.10, 18.00 – George Washington university
25.10, 19.00 – KGB Bar, NY.
27.10, 19.00 – The Temple, Louisville KY
30.10, 16.00 – Boston University
04.11, 18.45 – movie screening and talk “other Israel festival” NY
05.11, 16.00 – NYU, NY

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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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