I'll be in Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne between Aug. 27 and Sept. 4 -- details here:   Sydney Jewish Writers Festival Sat., Aug. 27, 7:30 p.m.: Israel’s Battle Lines (with Dov Lipman and Debbie Whitmont). Details here. Sun., Aug. 28, 12:30 p.m.: Unearthing Israel’s Hidden Stories (with Michael Visontay)....

A bunch of events coming up in the U.S. and Canada following the publication of Pumpkinflowers on May 3: May 3, New York, 7pm: A discussion with the great journalist and editor David Samuels at the Manhattan JCC. Details here. May 4, New York, 6pm: A discussion...

Two upcoming Aleppo Codex-related events for New Yorkers and Torontonians: On May 21 I will be speaking at Beth Torah, one of the biggest Aleppo synagogues in New York. This promises to be an interesting evening, the first one to be held with the community at...

I'm currently recovering from the wonderful Sami Rohr Prize ceremony here in Jerusalem, an event that included Syrian food and a killer electric oud. And, of course, a literary crowd packed into the ballroom at the King David Hotel. You can read a bit more...

Beginning in mid-October, I'll be touring the U.S, beginning with appearances at two universities: October 24, 2012: Northwestern University, Department of Jewish Studies, Chicago, IL, 7:30 PM October 25, 2012: University of Notre Dame,  Hesburgh Center for International Peace Studies, South Bend, IN, 12:30 PM After that, I'll be...