Speaking dates, November 2019

A few upcoming dates in the U.S. (click on date for more details): Wednesday, November 6 7:30-9:30 pm, Alper JCC Book Festival program, at Temple Judea in Coral Gables, FL Thursday, November 7 7:30-9:30 pm, Levis JCC Sandler Center, B’nai Torah Congregation of Boca Raton, FL Monday, November 11 1:00-3:00 pm, Columbia Hillel, NYC (details to come) Tuesday, November 12 …

Book tour dates, May 2019

A few upcoming dates in the U.S. and Canada: Thursday, May 2: Kansas City JCC, “Get Lit Author Event,” 7.pm. Details here. Friday-Sunday, May 3-5: Detroit, MI, Congregation Adat Shalom. Details here. Monday, May 6: New York, Park Ave. Synagogue, 7 p.m., with Mijal Bitton. Details here.   Thursday, May 9: New York, Columbia University Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies, 7 p.m. Details here. …

Book tour dates, March 2019

I’ll be heading out soon to the U.S. and Canada to promote Spies of No Country. Here are the upcoming events open to the public. I’d be happy to see you there! Fri. March 1, Phoenix, AZ. Brandeis Book and Author Event 2019, Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. Book sale and signing open to public from 9 a.m., followed by …

“Espions de Nulle Part: L’avant Mossad”

Spies of No Country  comes out today in France, published by Editions Liana Levi, and translated by Anne Rabinovitch. Pictured on the cover is the great Yakuba Cohen, one of the four spies at the center of the story…

Natan Book Award for “Spies of No Country”

From the Natan Book Award press release: Matti Friedman’s Spies of No Country, which will be published by Algonquin Books in Fall 2018, is the recipient of the 2018 Natan Book Award run in partnership with Jewish Book Council (JBC). The Award, is a pre-publication prize of $25,000 intended to support books that can catalyze important conversations about Jewish life. By focusing on …

Vine Awards announced

Pumpkinflowers was chosen as the winner of the Vine Award for Canadian Jewish Literature in the history category. The awards were presented by the Koffler Center for the Arts at a ceremony in Toronto this week. More from the CBC here.

Upcoming speaking dates in the US (May 2017)

A few speaking dates coming up — for more details click on the date: May 8, 2017: Philadelphia. Jewish Community Services Building, 6:30 p.m.  A conversation with Middle East historian Asaf Romirowsky. May 9: Washington, DC. New America (740 15th St NW), 6 p.m. A discussion with Douglas Ollivant, former Iraq director at the National Security Council under presidents Bush and …

“Pumpkinflowers” in Hebrew

“Pumpkinflowers” was published in Hebrew last week by Dvir, an imprint of Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan. The Hebrew title is דלעת: מוצב אחד בלבנון, or “Pumpkin: One Outpost in Lebanon.”