The UC San Diego Jewish Studies Program presents:

The Wild West Bank: Author Reads From and Discusses His Novel, The Hilltop

by Assaf Gavron
Award-Winning Israeli Novelist and Visiting Professor, San Diego State University

Description: Assaf Gavron's new novel The Hilltop (Scribner 2015)is described by The Guardian as, “…an extraordinary view of contemporary Israeli society.” His lecture will introduce the audience to the setting of his novel, the Israeli settlements. The author will read a chapter from his novel and discuss what drew him to this subject, and the acceptance of his novel in Israel and abroad. 

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
5:00 pm
Faculty Club
UC San Diego
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Assaf Gavron Assaf Gavron is an acclaimed Israeli writer who has published five novels: Ice, Moving, Almost Dead, Hydromania and The Hilltop; a collection of short stories, Sex in the Cemetery; and a non-fiction collection of Jerusalem falafel-joint reviews, Eating Standing Up.  His fiction has been adapted for the stage in Israel’s national theater, and optioned for movies. He is the recipient of several awards including the Bernstein Prize for The Hilltop, 2011 Israeli Prime Minister’s Creative Award for Authors, and the Prix Courrier International in France for Almost Dead. Gavron's latest novel, The Hilltop, was published by Scribner in the US in October 2014.