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Assaf Gavron to present guest reading at Leatherby Libraries

March 21, 2011

Assaf Gavron

Assaf Gavron, author, translator, musician and winner of Israel’s Prime Minister Creative Award for Authors for 2011, will read from his work tonight, March 21, at 7 p.m. in the Henley Reading Room of Leatherby Libraries.

His work has been translated into German, Russian, Italian, French, English, Dutch and Greek. His most recent novel, Almost Dead, was translated to English in April 2010 and has been reviewed as a, “darkly funny novel about suicide bombing,” by Geraldine Brooks, author of Pulitzer Prize winner March. Gavron was the chief writer of the prize-winning computer game Peacemaker, and has contributed to numerous newspapers and magazines, writing on subjects from sports to politics and from music to food.

Not only is Gavron a successful, accomplished author, he is also the captain of Israel’s national writers’ and poets’ soccer team and is the singer and main songwriter of cult pop group The Foot and Mouth, with their next album to be released in 2013.

Gavron is the Shusterman Foundation and Department of English Writer in Residence 2011.

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