In the book supplement of the leading Belgium newspaper De Standraad World Shadow receive a 5 stars review (the highest possible) from Maria Vlaar also in the supplement a substantial interview with Nir Baram:
“Baram looks at the world from all angles, which means his novels can be read in several ways. He is slippery in that way, which reminds me of Hugo Claus. A great personality who shows many different facets of the world to his readers, who writes openly about everything that’s on his mind, but who, ultimately, doesn’t show everything.”
“The revolution that the strike leaders fight for is one of biblical proportions. In the same way in which in some science fiction movies ‘the civilized world’ is flooded by water or taken by aliens -the city of London burns in Wereldschaduw. Everything comes to an end is what Baram seems to say in this stunnig novel.”

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Nir Baram opens the Book supplement of the Belgium newspaper “De morgen” with 3 pages of interview and review by the writer Daan Heerma van Voss: “The rebel in Nir Baram, Israel most promising writer”. The head line of the review is “Power meets punk”.

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In a long one page review “world Shadow” receives 5 stars (the highest rate) in NRC book supplement. The review was written by the editor of the supplement Michel Krielaars:
“After ‘Good People’ Baram, the best young writer in Israel, proves his telnet once again with an overwhelming novel. As soon as you have finished World Shadow, you seriously wonder how it is possible a world strike hasn’t broken out in the real world, this is how shocked you are about the perverse workings of the system which Baram confronts you with. After finishing this brilliant written and Frighteningly urgent novel you are convinced something drastically has to change in our society dominated by hunger for money and power. For this fact alone Baram deserves a place in the front line of modern literature”

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Why I Love This book

September 9, 2015EN

AFTER Manuscripta festival Nir Baram precipitated in the popular project in The Netherlands “Why I love this Book”: a one minute talk about your own novel…

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An interview in the Belgium Magazine Humo with the writer Mark Schaevers : “Dit keer brengt hij een gegarandeerde topper van 2015 mee: Wereldschaduw…‘Wereldschaduw’ is een panoramische roman over onze hyperkapitalistische tijden, waarin drie verhaallijnen even innig met elkaar verweven zijn als de werelddelen in de globale economie. Een geestig boek van een overtuigend stilist die een groot onderwerp te pakken heeft: wat kan het nog beletten om wereldwijd de lezersharten te veroveren?”

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In the first week of September World Shadow will hit the book stores in the Netherlands and Belgium. Nir Baram Will come to the Netherlands in the beginning of September and will be in Maunscripta festival,Eilandfestival in Antwerp, and many other events during September.

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The popular culture website and TV station ‘The Guilty Code” made a TV interview with Nir Baram :”The Best novel of the year arrived to Mexico”

 

 

 

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An article in NEXOS, one of Mexico most important Magazines:

“While reading Nir Baram I thought of Dostoevsky’s Demons, and how one passes through pages and pages without knowing what is the question of the novel. However, at the end, I discovered to my surprise that there is nothing more fascinating than reflecting on the theme of “Demons”. Something similar happens to me with Nir Baram. I know the comparison is risky… Baram bursts onto the literary scene with novels written in a way that confronts readers with their deeds, novels that engage in dialogue with the narrative of the early and mid-twentieth century while demanding a reflection on the present and future. Two of them, “Good people” and “world Shadow” have captivated the world of literature.

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An article in the Mexican newspaper Excelsior: “Baram one of the most brilliant writers in the world today. World shadow is a brilliant novel that from different plots and angles shows us the whole world”

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Radio W in Mexico about world shadow: “An epic novel about democracy the human spirit, violence and your own beliefs: A novel that will make you think!”

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A review in Mleinio, one of Mexico most important newspapers: “This novel is so brilliant and powerful, and the music of the language is so pure and marvelous that i almost cried when i finished it. Baram is one of the best writers in the world today”

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Babelia the prestigious culture supplement of El Pais which appears every Sunday published a one page project about Nir Baram. A profile and a review about “world shadow”: “Nir Baram leads an new generation in the Israeli literature with a total different approach to literature. World Shadow is a  huge and ambitious fresco that departs from the canons of Israeli literature.”

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Nir Baram has launch “World shadow” in Mexico with a visit there and interviews to Mexican TV, Radio and Newspares. Also he participate in a special evening about the novel with the Mexican writers Jorje Volpi and  Maruan Soto Antaki

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An interview with ERNEST ALÓS for El Periódico: “Nir baram took a great risk by writing such a novel…”

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“World Shadow’ may be the most impressive novel that was written about this era of discontent. And now we are not talking just about the great characters but about psychology, politics, and violence.”

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raving review in ABC about world Shadow

May 5, 2015EN

A review by Mercedes Monmany in ABC: “Nir Baram is the great revelation of the Hebrew language, one of the most important novels of our times” ABC

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In one of Spain’s most important newspapers LaVanguardia there was a substantive review about “La sombra del mundo, “a grand political novel, a novel that shakes our comfortable way of thinking”

“Gran novela política, inteligente, que se enfrenta al sistema y a nuestra conformidad cómoda… a Sombra del Mundo pone el dedo en muchas de las llagas de nuestras vidas. Vaya por delante que se trata de un libro complejo y prolijo, profuso en los datos y descripciones, lejos de cualquier esquematismo, donde todos son buenos y malos segun a veces la hora del dia.”

 

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Nir Baram visits spain

May 5, 2015EN

Nir Baram will be in Spain between 18.5-22.5 to launch “La Sombra del Mundo”. He will hold events in Barcelona, Seville and Madrid as well as interviews and book singing events. Also will participate: The writer and editor Valerie Miles and the translator and Professor Ana Maria Bejarano  (Barcelona) the translator Isabel Marin (Seville) the writer and critic  Mercedes Mommany (Madrid).

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“An epic novel written with irony, humor and boldness,  a great novel that warns from the dangers that threaten the freedom of the human beings.”

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An outstanding review about “World shadow” in El Pais, the most important newspaper in the Spanish world: “Tremendous description of the evils passions, and hopes that shape the world today. One of the most ambitious novels I have ever read. A lucid and torrential story of revolution, politics and defeat…You can hear in world shadow echoes of the underworld by Don Delillo, Echoes of rebellion, commitment, literature.”

«Tremenda descripción de los males, pulsiones y esperanzas que recorren el mundo actual. De lo más ambicioso que he leído. Un relato lúcido y torrencial de la revolución, la política y la derrota.»

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