Assaf Gavron: Almost Dead

(Fiction, 328 pp. Hebrew 2006; English translation, 2010)

Eitan Enoch, a Tel Aviv tech company worker, achieves accidental celebrity when he survives three terror attacks, becoming a hero to many Israelis and a thorn to the Palestinian radicals behind the attacks. Part thriller, part black comedy, the novel is narrated from the dual perspectives of Eitan and the Palestinian Fahmi, whose connection to Eitan gradually unfolds.  

  • Review by James Smart, The Guardian, February 5, 2011
  • Review by Shoshona Kordova, Haaretz.com, November 5, 2010
  • Review by Jonathan Papernick, The Globe and Mail, June 29, 2012
  • Review by Nick Curley, Jewcy, May 21, 2010
  • Review by David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times, June 16, 2010
  • Review by Volker Kaminski Qantara.de, February 29, 2008
  • Biography
  • Interview by Shoshana Kordova, StyleMag.net, November 5, 2010